An updated Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed by the European Olympic Academies (EOA) and European Olympic Committees (EOC). The renewed Memorandum, which formalises the existing cooperation between the two organisations, was signed by EOA President Prof. Dr. Manfred Laemmer and EOC President Spyros Capralos in December 2021.
The EOC played an instrumental role in the foundation of the EOA in 2018 and has since provided crucial financial and practical support to EOA activities and collaborated on projects such as the European Games. The Memorandum of Understanding defines common aims of the two organisations and confirms intentions to jointly implement projects which promote the Olympic idea in coordination with each other.
EOA President Manfred Laemmer said, “The EOC is the EOA’s closest partner and the renewed signing of the Memorandum is a positive indicator of the successful promotion of the Olympic philosophy on the European continent”.
EOC President Spyros Capralos said, “This new agreement with EOA is another step forward for our cooperation and strengthens even more our commitment to the promotion of the Olympic culture and values. The EOA is a valued partner of the EOC, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration not only to grow the network of the Academies across Europe, but also to set an example at the international level”.
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