EOA Congress Vilnius

2023 turns its spotlight to the continent’s northeast when Vilnius becomes the centre of Olympic values promotion in Europe. The Lithuanian Olympic Academy is hosting the EOA Congress from 8-11 November 2023.

Congress theme: The Olympic Movement in a Changing World

The last few years have been marked by fundamental changes in the world. Political, social, climatic, health, and economic crises have turned the international politics and power relations upside down. These new realities have also had a big impact on sport and the organisation of major sporting events such as the Olympic Games. Between tradition and necessary adaptations, the Olympic Movement has to react. This year’s EOA Congress will examine some of these pressing issues with experts from the academia and representatives from organised sport and discuss how to respond to these challenges.


All times in Vilnius local time (EET)

Wednesday, 8 November 2023

All dayArrival of participants
10.0019th EOA Executive Board Meeting
15.00Conference Opening

Welcome Addresses by
Prof. Dr. Asta Sarkauskiene, LOA President
Prof. Dr. Manfred Laemmer, EOA President
Mrs. Daina Gudzineviciute, LTOK President
Mr. Isidoros Kouvelos, IOA President
Local authority
16.00Peace, War and Human Rights: On the Responsibility of the Olympic Movement
20.00Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 9 November 2023

09.00The Olympic Movement between Autonomy and Public Intervention
11.00Partners of National Olympic Academies: Collaboration for Sustainable Development
13.00Working Lunch
14.00Practice-oriented workshops for National Olympic Academies

Albanian Olympic Academy (Eda Caushi)
Olympic Committee of Slovenia (Ales Solar)
Romanian Olympic Academy (Simona Amanar & Anita Sterea)
French National Olympic Academy (Arnaud Richard)

Friday, 10 November 2023

09.00Building European Safe Sport Together

Roundtable on an EOA-led EU project

Alenka Hiti, Rudi Hiti Academy
Andreja McQuarrie, Olympic Committee of Slovenia
Miriam Reijnen, National Olympic Committee of Netherlands/NOC*NSF
Ugne Chmeliauskaite, ENGSO Youth
Agne Vanagiene, Lithuanian National Olympic Committee
Chaired by Katrin Wallmann, European Olympic Academies
11.00Sixth EOA General Assembly
13.00Working Lunch
13.50City Tour in Vilnius

Saturday, 11 November 2023

8.30Trakai Castle Tour
All dayDeparture of participants

Confirmed Organisations

National Olympic Academies

  • Albanian Olympic Academy
  • National Olympic Academy of Andorra
  • National Olympic Academy of Azerbaijan
  • Cyprus National Olympic Academy
  • Czech Olympic Academy
  • Estonian Olympic Academy
  • French Olympic Academy
  • German Olympic Academy
  • Hellenic Olympic Academy
  • Hungarian Olympic Academy
  • Israel Olympic Academy
  • Kosovo Olympic Academy
  • Latvian Olympic academy
  • Lithuanian Olympic Academy
  • Maltese Olympic Academy
  • NOC*NSF – NOA of Netherlands
  • Portuguese Olympic Academy
  • Romanian Olympic Academy
  • Olympic Academy of Serbia
  • Slovak Olympic Academy
  • Slovenian Olympic Academy
  • Royal Spanish Olympic Academy
  • Olympic Academy of Ukraine


  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • European Olympic Committees (EOC)
  • International Olympic Academy (IOA)
  • Lithuanian National Olympic Committee (LNOC)