11 April 2019

The EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission gathered in Dublin, Ireland on 11 April.

The annual meeting coincided with the second day of the #NewLeaders workshop – where young professionals from Europe were addressed by the EOC Commission’s members and special guest IOC Gender Equality Consultant Nancy Lee, with details on the programme and priorities for 2019.

The group, chaired by NOC of Ireland President Sarah Keane, discussed a series of topics related to gender equality in sport, drafted an EOC Strategy form 2021 as well as gave some updates on the New Leaders Programme  .

The project is addressed to sport professionals who want to challenge themselves, improve leadership skills and are committed to implementing ideas into action. It is for those who want to promote and set good governance a priority, including equality, in the world of sport.

This was the second of the three workshops scheduled and was hosted by the Olympic Federation of Ireland on 9-11 April, with the aim of training aspiring young leaders to become game changers.

The third workshop will be in Baku during the European Youth Olympic Festival, which is set to take place from 21-27 July 2019.

The programme will conclude with the New Leaders Forum, which will take place in Finland, on 18-20 November. The Forum will see the participation of 200-300 people, gathering together sport leaders, 30 game-changers, their mentors, representatives from the NOCs, the Olympic movement and the European sport movement.