Bodies

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

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Swedish Sports Confederation

Profession: Secretary General

Position in the Executive Committee: President

Executive Committee member since: 2017

Special areas of competence: Strategic planning, Sport policy, International relations

Kaisa Larjomaa

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: ENGSO

Profession: Policy Director

Position in the Executive Committee: Secretary General

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: Sport policy, Politics, International relations, Advocacy, Public relations, Strategy, Communication, Journalism, Media

interim

Ilva Biedre

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Latvian Sports Federations Council 

Profession: Head of International Affairs

Position in the Executive Committee: Member

Executive Committee member since: 2017

Special areas of competence: International relations, Operations in multi-sport events, Project management, Sustainability

Sara Massini

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: OPES Italia - CONI

Profession: Head of International Affair and Cooperation Department of OPES

Position in the Executive Committee: ExCom member

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: Gender equality in sport, Sport and social inclusion, Sustainable development, Environment, Climate and sport

Ugnė Chmeliauskaitė

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations

Profession: Senior Development Cooperation Projects’ Manager

Position in the Executive Committee: Chair of ENGSO Youth 

Executive Committee member since: 2019  

Special areas of competence: 

Development cooperation, EU funded projects' management; International relations; International communication; Social inclusion; Training/facilitation; Sport events’ management

Ex officio

Niina Toroi

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Finnish Olympic Committee

Profession: Manager of International Relations

Position in the Executive Committee: Equality Within Sport Committee Representative

Executive Committee member since: 2018

Special areas of competence: Gender equality, Equity topics in general

Observer status as EWS Chair

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Agnė Vanagienė

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations 

Profession: Project Manager 

Position in the Executive Committee: Vice-President 

Executive Committee member since: 2015 

Special areas of competence: Good governance, Gender equality, Project management

Michael Leyendecker

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: German Olympic Sports Confederation

Profession: Teacher

Position in the Executive Committee: Treasurer

Executive Committee member since: 2017 (2017-2019 as Chair of ENGSO Youth)

Special areas of competence: Promotion of engagement, Sustainability, Youth empowerment

Lotte Büchert

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark

Profession: Head Principal of a Danish High School

Position in the Executive Committee: Member

Executive Committee member since: 2012

Special areas of competence: Organisation, Strategic planning and communication, Volunteering, Good governance, Equality, Leadership development, Change management and administration

Filipa Godinho

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Portuguese Sport Confederation

Profession: Technical Staff at University of Coimbra Sport Service

Position in the Executive Committee: Member

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: Education, training, employment and volunteering in and through sport, Health-enhancing physical activity, Youth development and involvement in sport

Anna-Maria Wiesner

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Sport Austria

Profession: Policy Officer of Sociopolitical Issues and International Affairs

Position in the Executive Committee: Member

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: Sociopolitical aspects of (non-profit) sport

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Honorary Presidents

Carlos Cardoso

Portugal

Honorary President

Birgitta Kervinen

Finland

Honorary President

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Bengt Sevelius

Sweden

Honorary President

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ENGSO Youth Committee

ENGSO Youth actively works on current youth sport issues (equal opportunities, fair play, fight against discrimination and doping, healthy lifestyle, social inclusion, sustainable development, volunteering, youth employment) with its member organisations (National Sport Confederations or National Olympic Committees), European institutions and partners from civil society.

 

We involve a growing number of young Europeans and organisations in our work to develop ENGSO Youth capacities in more European regions, foster cross-sector cooperation, and develop projects with long-lasting, multiplying and self-perpetuating effects on current youth sport issues to leave a lasting legacy.

Committee members:

  • Ugne Chmeliauskaite, Chair

  • Filip Filipic, Vice-Chair

  • Lovisa Broms, Committee member

  • Titouan Martin Barré, Committee member

  • Marianna Cardoso, Committee member

  • Iva Glibo, Committee member

  • Kirsten Hasenpusch, Committee member

  • Ivana Pranjic, Committee member

Check out ENGSO Youth's website: youth-sport.net

EWS Committee
Objectives

 

  • 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

Members

  • Niina Toroi, chair (niina.toroi@olympiakomitea.fi), Finnish Olympic Committee

  • David Hofstetter (david.hofstetter@eglsf.info), European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation  

  • Ioanna Karyofylli (info@paralympic.gr), Hellenic Paralympic Committee

  • Rachel May (may@youth-sport.net), ENGSO Youth     

  • Anabela Sousa Vaz dos Reis (anavreis@cdp.pt), Portuguese Sports Confederation

Members

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

Background

 

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.

Objectives

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.

Members

 

Chair of the EU Advisory Committee: Kaisa Larjomaa, ENGSO

Members:​

  • 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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