Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport

10 Participating countries:
Start: 01-01-2015 - End: 31-12-2016
Project Reference: 556830-EPP-1-2014-1-BE-SPO-SCP
EC Grant: 250,872 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Sport
Action Type: Collaborative Partnerships

Summary

Although many high-quality codes and principles of good governance exist in the world of sport, the actual implementation of these principles into the daily management and governance of sport organisations is in general not very far advanced. The SIGGS Project aims to close this gap between theory and practice by helping National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and national sport federations (NFs) with enhancing their governance by providing practical guidance on how to implement principles of good governance.To achieve this ambitious goal, various activities will be organised including the development of educational tools. As the focus will be on practical and individualised help, the project will seek to customise these tools and training according to the needs of the respective sport organisations. The national training sessions, which will be organised in 7 European countries, will therefore be conducted based on individualised tools and with a customised approach. A Steering Committee, consisting of experts from various fields and sectors, will be responsible for the general guidance of the project. Dissemination, external expertise, flexibility and individualised help are just some of the key elements of the project design. On top of that, special attention will be given to sustainability by for instance the development of national strategies and the setting-up of national contact points. In this regard, the project is expected to raise awareness on the importance of good governance, to enhance the governance of sport organisations across Europe, to foster innovative synergies at both national and European level and to start a process towards better governance that lasts beyond the lifetime of the project. To implement the various activities, the SIGGS Project can rely on a strong partnership of 12 partners including 8 European NOCs, the catholic university of Louvain (UCL), EOSE, the Leadership Academy of DOSB and the EOC EU Office (as project coordinator).

Results

Description

The self-evaluation tool (accessible via: siggs.novagov.com is a one-of-a-kind online tool that allows sport organisations to evaluate themselves and, based on the provided information, to receive practical and customised guidance to improve its analysed strengths and weaknesses. To be able to provide these functions, the tool contains the following features:
1) Entry level: each representative of a sport organisation needs to create its own account in the online tool
2) Questionnaire: the questionnaire is divided according to the four main principles
3) Analysis through spider diagrams
4) Roadmaps: a document providing all necessary information on the particular sub-principle to increase the level of governance
5) Customised Action Plan: this is based on three out of the five weaknesses (selected by respondent) and contains practical advice such as suggested actions to reach the next level (step-by-step approach)


Contents
Description

This report is an assessment of the sustainability of the project at project level as well as at NOC-level. For the NOC-level, two models were developed taking into consideration the starting point of the NOC. Depending on the applicable model, the use of the SIGGS self-evaluation tool is different:
Model A: “SIGGS as a starting point”: in this scenario, the NOC has no or limited experience with the topic of good governance. The five exemplary strategic steps that were defined are directly related to the SIGGS methodology.
Model B: “Ongoing process”: in this scenario, there is already a process at national level or within the NOC. In this regard, it has been defined how the SIGGS Project can contribute to the ongoing process, mainly in the assessment of risks and the analysis of the current situation of the organisation.
In addition, a list of “10 Essential recommendations for NOCs” has been developed.


Contents
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Coordinator

COMITATI OLIMPICI EUROPEI

VIA DELLA PALLACANESTRO 19, 00135
ROMA
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
IT

Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

Partners

TURKIYE MILLI OLIMPIYAT KOMITESI DERNEGI
ATAKOY ISTANBUL
İstanbul
Organisation type: Sport federation
COMITE OLYMPIQUE ET INTERFEDERAL BELGE ASBL
BRUXELLES
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Organisation type: Sport federation
FUHRUNGS-AKADEMIE DES DEUTSCHEN OLYMPISCHEN SPORTBUNDES EV
KOLN DEUTZ
NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre
LIETUVOS TAUTINIS OLIMPINIS KOMITETAS
VILNIUS
Vilniaus apskritis
Organisation type: Sport federation
COMITE OLYMPIQUE ET SPORTIF LUXEMBOURGEOIS
STRASSEN
Luxembourg
Organisation type: Sport federation
NEDERLANDS OLYMPISCH COMITE-NEDERLANDSE SPORT FEDERATIE VERENIGING
ARNHEM
Gelderland
Organisation type: Sport federation
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
Prov. Brabant Wallon
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
EUROPEAN OBSERVATOIRE OF SPORT AND EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
LYON
Rhône-Alpes
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
OLIMPIJSKI KOMITE SLOVENIJE ZDRUZENJE SPORTNIH ZVEZ
LJUBLJANA
Osrednjeslovenska
Organisation type: Sport federation
DEUTSCHER OLYMPISCHER SPORTBUND (DOSB)
FRANKFURT
HESSEN
Organisation type: Sport federation
COMITE OLIMPICO DE PORTUGAL
LISBOA
Lisboa
Organisation type: Sport federation

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