The ‘Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport’ (SIGGS) Project of the EOC EU Office has officially been selected by the European Commission as a “success story”. The SIGGS Project ran from January 2015 until December 2016 and was officially supported by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union.
On 13 April 2016, the SIGGS Project organised the first SIGGS Strategic Workshop, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Workshop was attended by 20 participants from 7 national federations (including handball, rugby, shooting, rowing, volleyball, equestrian and hockey), the National Olympic Committee and the Lithuanian Union of Sport Federations.
The Workshop was officially opened by the President of the National Olympic Committee, Ms Diana Gudzineviciute, who welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of implementing good governance principles. Following this welcome, Valentin Capelli and Matthias Van Baelen of the EOC EU Office presented a short introduction into the topic of good governance followed by an explanation on the objectives, methodology and activities of the SIGGS Project. Particular emphasis was put on the functionality of the Roadmaps and Action Plans which have been developed over recent months.
Consequently, Aurélien Favre of EOSE presented the results of the first evaluation round that took place in October-November last year. In total, 10 Lithuanian sport organisations participated in the evaluation that was sent to 14 organisations.