Listen in at the EOA Seminar Klaipeda on Aug 25

Registration for online participation in the EOA Seminar Klaipeda is still open and the EOA cordially invites all sports administrators, athletes, students, journalists and fans of the Olympic Games to learn more about “Opportunities and limits of the Olympic Movement for international understanding and peace in the context of current time”.

Promising lectures by a recognised panel of international scholars

In the morning of Thursday 25 August, the conference topic will be addressed in several lectures with a promising set of international academics who will speak at the Klaipeda University in Lithuania in front of delegates of National Olympic Academies from north-east Europe.

Prof. Dionyssis Gangas, International Olympic Academy
“The Olympic Movement as a soft power in the international political environment”

Dr. Ansgar Molzberger, German Sport University Cologne
“Sport between its own world and the political reality: A history of the modern Olympic Games – an overview”

Prof. Dr. Mariia Bulatova, Olympic Academy of Ukraine
“The Olympic Truce: history and modernity”

Prof. Jim Parry, Charles University in Prague
“Can sport really be a tool for peace?”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Olga Kuvaldina, Klaipeda University
“Protecting Ukraine’s sporting talent: the top 10 needs of Ukraine’s Olympic sports in hostile conditions”

Addressing the role of the Olympic movement in the Ukraine war

In the afternoon, the focus will shift to the current war in Ukraine with a study presentation on the top 10 needs of Ukraine’s Olympic sports and panel discussion entitled “The war in the Ukraine: What can the Olympic Movement achieve?”. We are delighted that, among others, the President of the Olympic Academy of Ukraine, Prof. Dr. Mariia Bulatova will be on hand to give an up-close insight.

Prof. Dr. Asta Sarkauskiene, President of the Lithuanian Olympic Academy, said, “We are very happy to host the first EOA Seminar here at the Klaipeda University. We look forward to welcoming the many well-recognised international speakers and just as much the delegates of the National Olympic Academies to Klaipeda.”

The hybrid format allows online participation. Please register by filling in the form below and you will receive the Zoom meeting link by email on the day of the event.

Register here to listen in online

After the registration free of charge, you will receive an automatic confirmation via email. Should you not receive this email, please try again. The Zoom link to access the seminar will be sent on August 25 in the morning.

About the EOA Seminars

The European Olympic Academies launched a new event series called “EOA Seminars”. In this series of regional workshops, experts and NOA delegates explore current issues in the Olympic Movement and means to apply them to the practice of the National Olympic Academies. At the same time, this setting provides a forum for academies from neighbouring countries to meet and share their knowledge and expertise.

The first edition will be hosted by the Lithuanian Olympic Academy at Klaipeda University on 24-26 August 2022 and will will geographically cover the north-east of Europe.

© Title Photo: OIS/Jed Leicester

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