Malta became the newest member of the European Olympic Academies (EOA) in November 2022, with delegates David Azzopardi and David Guehring presenting projects and the structure of the National Olympic Academy to the General Assembly in Frankfurt. Malta’s accession to the EOA is a significant step towards enhancing cooperation on the European level and knowledge sharing in the field.
The Maltese Olympic Committee’s educational arm, known as the Maltese Olympic Academy (MOA), has the primary objective of increasing awareness of Olympism within the community by working with schools to develop educational programmes. Additionally, the Academy nominates local representatives to participate in the IOA events in Olympia, Greece. Among the first initiatives taken by the MOA are a number of Olympic Education Workshops that are being organised for Year 5 learners at the University Sports Complex as well as the premises of the Maltese Olympic Committee. The Olympic Education Workshops form part of several initiatives being planned ahead of the hosting of the Games of the Small States of Europe 2023 in Malta next May/June.
Find out more about the Maltese Olympic Academy on its NOA member profile.