High Level Group on Gender Equality in sport – Sarah Townsend selected to the group

In September 2020, the European Commission launched an open call for candidates to establish a High Level Group on Gender Equality in sport. The aim of this group is to discuss the way forward and to boost gender equality in sport, as the Gender Equality - Proposal for strategic actions 2014-2020 adopted by the European Commission comes to its end.

The group of 15 was chosen from 81 candidates, and we are pleased that Sarah Townsend, a member of the ENGSO Equality Within Sport (EWS) Committee and General Secretary of our associated member, the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) was selected.

The High Level Group will officially launch at the beginning of 2021, with a first meeting in February, and every two months thereafter to make proposals to the European Commission, Member States and the sport movement in the field of gender equality in sport. The group's goal is to propose concrete actions that can be implemented at a national and European level.

The core work of EWS is that of working towards inclusion and diversity in sport and we look forward to the proposals that this High Level Group will offer towards achieving this.

The composition of the group is available here.

You can join the ENGSO EWS Facebook group by clicking here.