Sport 4 Good Governance 2012-2013

The main objective of the project S4GG, led by EOC EU Office, was to promote and support the implementation of good governance principles in sport organisations in Europe by probing the present situation of their implementation, raising awareness on governance and providing practical guidance on good governance principles to sport organisations.


Project Summary

The governance and management of sport is a matter of public interest. This interest steadliy increased over the years, as sport professionalised and commercialised blurring the border between amateur and professional sport.

The Olympic Congress of Copenhagen 2009 stated that the legitimacy and autonomy of the Olympic movement depends on upholding the highest standards of ethical behaviour and good governance. On these premises the project "Sport for Good Governance" (S4GG) is built upon.

Principles on good governance "The Basic Universal Principles of Good Governance of the Olympic and Sports Movement" have been developed by the International Olympic Committee and recommended to be adopted by the Olympic movement.


  • Collect date how good governance is implemented in sport by organising a questionnaire and peer reviews to get in depth knowledge and good practice examples

  • Produce an educational toolkit on good governance

  • Organise training session on the promotion of good governance

  • Communicate and disseminate the findings of the project via its website www.s4gg.eu and with the support of the project partners

Expected Results

  • Overview on good governance systems and good practices in Europe resulting from the S4GG questionnaire

  • Educational toolkit providing relevant content for training sessions on good governance

  • Communicational material

Project duration

January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013


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