When it comes to the functioning of ENGSO, the bodies that play a role in the running of the organisation are the General Assembly, Executive Committee, and the different working groups. Get to know the structure of our organisation and meet the members who stand behind all the achievements of ENGSO.

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General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme authority of ENGSO. It is comprised of delegates appointed by all Current Members. The functions of the General Assembly are:

  • to consider and review the aims and objectives of ENGSO;

  • to consider and review the aims and objectives of ENGSO Youth Assembly;

  • to approve annual reports;

  • to approve all annual accounts of the period under report, having considered the statement of the auditors regarding the validity of the accounts to confirm the appointment of auditors;

  • to approve the anticipated budget for the following year and to take note of the rolling three years financial plan;

  • to elect nominees to fill any vacancies in the Executive Committee;

  • to confirm the appointment of the auditors;

  • to approve the membership fee for the coming year;

  • to adopt the activity programmes;

  • to make modifications where necessary to the Statues (requires a two third majority);

  • to debate all questions or proposals submitted by Members, the Executive Committee and the Youth Committee.

The General Assembly is held each year. Find more under Events.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCom) is comprised of 9 people, 4 Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary General, and Treasurer), 4 Members and the Chair of ENGSO Youth Committee.

Individuals are elected to the Executive Committee by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years. It is desirable that both genders are represented in the Executive Committee and that the voluntary ExCom Officers and Members come from different countries in order to provide as wide vision as possible. The ExCom Members, including Officers, may serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms of 4 years. The ExCom can appoint staff to undertake supporting functions.

The Executive Committee is responsible for

  • execution of decisions taken by the General Assembly;

  • administration and running of ENGSO;

  • setting up of working groups and appointment of their President and Members;

  • appointing the delegates of ENGSO, if and when the case arises to represent ENGSO at various international events;

  • adoption of internal regulations;

  • ENGSO financial activities and accounts.


ENGSO Strategy 2020–2023

Executive Committee Members

Stefan Bergh

Swedish Sports Confederation


Kaisa Larjomaa


Secretary General

Ilva Biedre

Latvian Sports Federations Council


Sara Massini

OPES / National Olympic Committee of Italy


Ugnė Chmeliauskaitė

ex officio

Youth Committee Chair

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Agnė Vanagienė

Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations


Michael Leyendecker

German Olympic Sports Confederation


Lotte Büchert

National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark


Filipa Godinho

Portuguese Sports Confederation


Anna-Maria Wiesner

Austrian Sports Organization


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Honorary Presidents

Carlos Cardoso


Honorary President

Birgitta Kervinen


Honorary President

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Bengt Sevelius


Honorary President

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EWS Committee


  • Education & awareness-raising

  • Advocacy

  • Platform for exchange & information on equality

  • Discuss and lobby sport political issues related to equality

  • Strengthen cooperation with other sports bodies

  • Work together with ENGSO Youth in topics related to equality


  • Niina Toroi, chair (, Finnish Olympic Committee

  • David Hofstetter (, European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation  

  • Ioanna Karyofylli (, Hellenic Paralympic Committee

  • Rachel May (, ENGSO Youth     

  • Anabela Sousa Vaz dos Reis (, Portuguese Sports Confederation


The Members of ENGSO are National Sport Confederations and National Olympic Committees from 33 European countries. Find more under the Members section by clicking the button below.

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Terms of Reference



The EU Advisory Committee operates at a strategic level, advising the ENGSO Executive Committee on EU matters to ensure a coordinated approach to our lobbying activities and smooth working procedures. It will utilize EU policy expertise and facilitate the involvement of ENGSO members. The daily work is led by the ENGSO Policy Director and the Advisory Committee will work to compliment ENGSO political activity.


On behalf of ENGSO and the ENGSO Executive Committee:

  • To act as a consultative body for the Executive Committee and the Policy Director in its dealings with the European Commission on sport (political) matters

  • To contribute on draft papers and proposals on legislations and regulations which might impact on sport in Europe

  • To represent, on request of the ENGSO Executive Committee, ENGSO at EU meetings and consultation events and report back afterwards

  • With the Policy Director coordinate a communication network with other European sports bodies and initiate joint work where appropriate

  • To share information on European political issues and funding opportunities related to sport

  • To give advice to the ENGSO members concerning strategic political objectives and EU issues

  • To develop and deliver the EU Seminar at the ENGSO member meetings

  • To co-operate with the permanent and temporary working groups.


Method of Working


The Advisory Committee will:

  • Develop an action plan that will contribute to the ENGSO Action Plan and promote the ENGSO positions as defined in the ENGSO Policy Programme.

  • Provide a report from each meeting, to be approved by the ExCom.

  • Aim to meet at least twice a year.



Chair of the EU Advisory Committee: Kaisa Larjomaa, ENGSO


  • Petra Gantnerova, Confederation of Slovak Sport Associations

  • Bence Garamvolgyi, ENGSO Youth

  • Kaisa Larjomaa, ENGSO

  • Mikkel Larsen, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark

  • Ilmari Nalbantoglu, Finnish Olympic Committee

  • Julie Ravlo, Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sport

ENGSO EU Advisory Committee

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