EOC Strategic Agenda 2030 and Code of Ethics approved by European National Olympic Committees

The National Olympic Committees of Europe have approved the creation of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Strategic Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the Code of Ethics on 10 December 2022, reaffirming their commitment to the Olympic Charter and to its fundamental principles.

EOC President Spyros Capralos emphasised the significance of the EOC Strategic Agenda 2030 and trusts that they will play a key role in building a brighter future for the European Olympic family.

“We first embarked on this project together in 2020, in a period where COVID-19 had cast great uncertainty on sport and society as a whole. It was this uncertainty that made the development of a clear pathway for our continent’s sporting success over the next decade all the more important.

“We have ensured that the EOC Strategic Agenda 2030 is closely aligned with recommendations and priorities set out in Olympic Agenda 2020+5. Combining this with the integration of our NOCs’ invaluable inputs has put the EOC in the position to provide them with the most comprehensive support so far. This is only the beginning of an exciting journey, a journey that will unite us through the power of sport to make Europeans’ lives better,” Capralos added.

EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi highlighted the responsibility that the EOC has to provide good governance and leadership across all areas. He reaffirmed his belief that the Code of Ethics represents the fundamental ethical principles of Olympism and places an emphasis on safeguarding the mental and physical well-being of participants at EOC Sports Events.

“I am delighted that the EOC and its NOCs have restated their commitment to the Olympic Charter and reaffirmed their loyalty to the Olympic ideals inspired by Pierre de Coubertin. The Code of Ethics is designed to hold all our members to the highest level of transparency, and we take considerable pride in this action,” stated Pagnozzi.

The Code of Ethics was prepared by the EOC Ethics Commission (Maja Smrdu – SLO, Martina Spreitzer-Kropiunik – AUT, Juha Virtola – FIN), in cooperation with the IOC, and applies to everyone from EOC officers and members of the Executive Committee to athlete support personnel.

The EOC Strategic Agenda 2030 was an initiative proposed by the EOC Executive Committee to help shape the future direction of European sport, acting as a roadmap for sporting success in an ever-changing environment. The project, which was led by EOC Executive Committee member Djordje Visacki, aims to drive the long-term delivery of elite sport in Europe and provide NOCs with full support across the six Key Strategic Priorities presented in the agenda.

“Every aspect of this roadmap has been powered by the National Olympic Committees of Europe, said Visacki. “Your invaluable contributions have shaped the strategic priorities we have adopted, and your commitment to their implementation will be the measure of our success.”

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