The “ALL IN - Towards Gender Balance in Sport” project has started

On the 31st May and the 1st of June, the kick-off meeting and experts’ first workshop was held for the “ALL IN - Towards Gender Balance in Sport” project in Strasbourg. The initiative is organised by the Council of Europe (CoE) and co-funded by the European Union. Our Special Advisor, Sallie Barker took part in the event as ENGSO’s representative in the project.

Sallie Barker and Sari Kuosmanen discussing gender mainstreaming

On the first day, Stanislas Frossard, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport of the CoE and Paola Ottonello, Policy Officer at the Sport Unit of the European Commission, welcome everyone to the meeting and outlined their reasons for, and support of, the project which builds on the previous EU-CoE project, “Balance in Sport”.

Following a presentation by Susanna Hedenborg, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education and Society, Malmo, on the added value of having better gender equality, delegates discussed the All IN’s data collection process and considered the questionnaire that would be used for collecting the data. In addition, there was a group working session on how to raise awareness of gender equality in sport through different media forms.

On the second day, gender mainstreaming in sport - including the development of a toolkit - was discussed.

The kick-off meeting was well-organised and interesting and ENGSO’s members should benefit from the outcomes of the project.

ENGSO’s role in the project is to assist in the collection of information, resources and examples of good practice from our members, which will be included in the online library. This will happen in second phase of the project, later this year.

If you would like to contribute to the project, you can send your practices and resources on gender equality in sport (leadership, coaching, participation, media/communication, gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming) to [email protected] on this template by 28 September 2018.

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