NOC of Slovenia hosted FB-LS project meeting in Ljubljana

Mid-May saw the project team of the Erasmus+ funded project “Financial and Business Literacy in Sport for Athletes and Coaches” meeting physically for the first time to coordinate and align its tasks. FB-LS is led by NOA of Slovenia, and the EOA collaborates in the project as a partner, especially in the promotion and dissemination …

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Understanding the Olympic Idea and Values as a Challenge and Opportunity: Biebrich Castle Conference in Germany

The 8th Biebricher Schlossgespräch (Biebrich Castle Conference) of the German Olympic Academy (DOA) took place in Wiesbaden on 5 May, 2022. 100 invited guests from sports, politics, business and the media attended the annual event. This year, the focus was placed on the challenges and perspectives of Olympic and Paralympic sports. In addition to the …

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“There is a consensus but tensions prevail.” Takeaways from the EMPLOYS conference in Rijeka

Key stakeholders met in Rijeka in May 2022 to debate Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Elite Athletes in Olympic sports at the fourth EMPLOYS conference. In recent months, the project team had developed a set of athlete-centred principles for good governance on employment relations, grouped into six dimensions, which were now presented and …

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Development & Cooperation Commission plans workshop for EOA strategic plan

As part of the development of a strategic plan, the Development & Cooperation Commission announces an online workshop to be held on 7 June 2022. A survey is currently being conducted on a variety of topics and the results of this quantitative assessment will be analysed and debated at the workshop. In particular, the Commission …

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NOA of Portugal elects new Board of Directors

Following the election held on May 5th, 2022, Mr Tiago Viegas was re-elected President of the Portuguese Olympic Academy (AOP), for the term corresponding to the 32nd Olympiad (until 2025). In this context, the composition of the NOA’s Board of Directors is now as follows: President: Tiago ViegasVice-Presidents: José Esteves and Gustavo MarcosMembers: Marta Lopes …

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EOA adds Kosovo Olympic Academy to its members

Since 2022, the Kosovo Olympic Academy has been a member of the European Olympic Academies. The membership was decided at the Fourth EOA General Assembly on 21 April 2022. Director Fitim Arifi and Coordinator Diellza Kelmendi presented the activities of the Academy. The KOA is part of the newly founded NOC of Kosovo and is …

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Invitation to EMPLOYS Conference in beautiful Rijeka

The European Olympic Academies is currently collaborating with the German Sport University Cologne on the EMPLOYS Erasmus+ project. The initiative explores employment relations of athletes in Olympic sports and the final aim is to provide policy recommendations to sport governing bodies, national legislators, and the European Union to improve good governance in athletes’ employment relations …

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Members endorse the current course of development

On 21 April 2022, the European Olympic Academies held its Fourth General Assembly. The digital event was attended by approximately 50 representatives, including delegates from 24 EOA members and the EOC, IOA, EFPM, ICSSPE and IOC. The Executive Board and the staff received great encouragement by the members and partners for their work, despite the …

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Sixteen sports administrators graduate from the Belgian Olympic Academy

The recent cohort of the Belgian Olympic Academy Sport Management Programme graduated in March 2022. Sixteen participants received their ‘Management in Sport Organisations’ diploma, in the presence of Prof. Annick Willem of Ghent University, Prof. Thierry Zintz of UCLouvain and BOIC CEO, Cédric Van Branteghem. The graduates are comprised of individuals from the field of …

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Newly Joint Cooperation between the South-Eastern NOAs of Albania and Kosovo

The Albanian Olympic Academy (ALB NOA) and the National Olympic Academy of Kosovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the offices of the NOC in Tirana. In April 2022, the President of the Albanian National Olympic Committee (KOKSH), Mr Fidel Ylli and ALB NOA Director, Enkelejda Caushi are joined in a meeting by the …

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