A #GoodGovernanceSport training for sport leaders was held in Italy

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A #GoodGovernanceSport training for sport leaders was held in Italy

In the period May 29 – June 3, 2019 in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, an international training of #GoodGovernanceSport was held bringing together over 40 representatives of sports clubs and sport organizations from 7 European countries. During the four training days, the participants went through interactive training modules in the sphere of good governance and in particular: importance and need for good governance in sport, good practices, online presence and transparency of sports organizations, financial transparency and integrity in sport.

“The Good governance in sport ” project is coordinated by “Bulgarian sports development association” for a period of 30 months, and aims to provide analyzes and concrete tools for improvement of the management processes in the field of sport.

Representatives of the project partners from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia took part in the training and within the training introduced to the participants the results of a survey on transparency and publicity held in 56 European and national sports federations in 2018. Full information of the survey available at www.eusport.org/GoodGovernance.

A number of activities lie ahead – a training and qualification activities, including an online training module, value
promotion activities and good governance principles, as well as specific instruments for achieving sustainable and transparent governance in the sector.

“Good governance in sport”  project, coordinated by the “Bulgarian sports development association”, has been co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission – Sport chapter and it is a collaborative partnership of 7 countries, that will work together for 30 months, starting from 01/01/2018. #GoodGovernanceSport project aims to find a way to analyze, collect and promote good practices for appropriate visibility of decisions made, responsible bodies and transparency of sports organizations in Europe and partner countries. The first results of the project were presented during the event in the Belgian capital, which is an extensive study of the websites of 56 sports organizations at national and European level, aimed at establishing to what extent sport structures
ensure transparency of decisions and financial transactions that they perform.
Until the present moment, across Europe efforts are being made to try and raise governance standards in the sports sector, specifically around the principles of democracy, transparency, accountability in decision-making, and inclusiveness in the representation of interested stakeholders. While taking into account the great diversity of sport structures in different European countries, the EU aims to strengthen the organization of sport in Europe. The proper approach should be to provide added value to work at national level by collecting and sharing good practices
and providing practical recommendations that will help increase standards of good governance in sport.

All activities we will hold by this project will be available and can be used as OER (open educational resources) to the interested stakeholders. The possibility for a self – learning path in the field of good governance will improve sport management or at least will present to the decision makers and administrators in sport what has to be improved. Trust in sport needs to be repaired and this is a small step to present who the organizations are, who is bringing the decisions on board, how public money are spent, who is responsible for the organizational issues at all levels.

Main objectives, Good Governance in Sport project will focus on are:

• Improved good governance in sport in sport organizations in Europe at local, national and
European level;

• Analysis of public face of European and national sport organizations, based on strict criteria and with transparent methodology, applicable to all of them with the same approach;

• By the planned dissemination events, we will increase attention to good governance at local and national level;

• Prepare and support next sport leaders, that believes and implements the values of integrity, “fair play”, transparency, integrity, fairness, dedication with the self-learning path and training mobility’s implemented during the project;

• By this project, will be strengthen the evidence base for policy making (studies, data gathering, surveys) at local, national and European level.

• Will be increased the knowledge and awareness regarding sport and physical activity, as in the same moment, will be strengthened the cooperation between institutions and organizations active in the field of sport and physical activity, not only inside the consortium, but also at local level in the partner organizations countries.

• Promotion of good governance principles in sport to all stakeholders and creating good governance multipliers.

• Improve good governance in sport with shortcut to resources – self-learning path in good
governance in sport;

• Create an innovative network of professionals, devoted to good governance in sport from different parts of Europe, who will be committed to the project not only during project life, but also after the project end with development and growing good practice database.

• Raise awareness on the added value of sport and physical activities in relation to the personal, professional and social development of individuals through all planned project activities.

• Raise awareness on the importance of health-enhancing effects of physical through all planned project activities.

• Увеличаване на участието във физически дейности и спорт чрез повишен брой местни
дейности и събития, събития за повишаване на информираността и осигуряващи възможност
на лицата да се запознаят лично с ползите от физическите активности.

• Disseminate the accumulated knowledge and expertise of the partnership, its newly developed tools and best practices to inspire and promote further collaborations and synergies on the related topics.

• Empower specialists from different fields with the tools and instruments to act freely in their daily work, with the ideas that they can implement directly.

“Good governance in sport” project has been co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission – Sport chapter and it is a collaborative partnership that will work together for 36 months, starting from 01/01/2018, includes 7 countries – Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and is coordinated by the Bulgarian sports development association.