Final seminar

The results of the AGGIS project were presented at a one day seminar on 8 April 2013 in Brussels.

A key outcome of the AGGIS project, the Sports Governance Observer, was launched at a seminar in Brussels that concluded the AGGIS project. The seminar entitled 'The Cballenge for Europe in the Governance of Sport' was attended by over 100 sports organisation leaders and experts.

The Sports Governance Observer is a measurement tool by which anyone with basic insight into his or her own sports federation can check the performance of the organisation within four dimensions: Transparency, democratic processes, checks & balances and solidarity. . 

Read the opening speech by Jens Sejer Andersen, international director at Play the Game

AGGIS presentation: The current status of international sports governance - Results of a test study by AGGIS-partners among international federations in 2012
Arnout Geeraert, PhD student, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jens Alm, analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark
Michael Groll, scientific co-worker, German Sports University Cologne, Germany

AGGIS presentation: Existing sport governance frameworks and principles
Michael Mrkonjic, PhD student, IDHEAP, Lausanne, Switzerland

AGGIS presentation: What is good governance?
Barrie Houlihan, professor, University of Loughborough, UK
Hans Bruyninckx, professor, HIVA, KU Leuven, Belgium

Other seminar presentations
Four other EU funded projects on sports governance presented their final or preliminary project results at the seminar: European Olympic Committees (EOC), Supporters Direct, Sport & Recreation Alliance, and the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA).    

Find the presentations below together with a presentation from SportAccord:

Sport 4 Good Governance
Folker Hellmund, head of the EU Office of the European Olympic Committees
Gabi Freytag, director of the Leadership Academy of DOSB, Germany

Better Boards, Stronger Sport
Mikkel Larsen, governance administrator, Sport and Recreation Alliance, UK

Good Governance in Grassroots Sport
Saska B. Tomat, project manager, International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark
Sylvia Schenk, board member, Transparency International Germany

Improving football governance through supporter involvement and community ownership
Antonia Hagemann, head of European Development, Supporters Direct, UK

International Sports Federations: Better Governance, Jeopardized Autonomy?
Ingrid Beutler, director, Integrity Unit, SportAccord, Switzerland

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