Good Governance is centre of new Erasmus+ Project

Good Governance is centre of new Erasmus+ Project

With great success, UCLan Cyprus hosted the inaugural meeting of the “Good Governance Enhancement through e-Learning for Sport Volunteer Board Members” (GReFORM) Erasmus+ project, in Larnaca on 14-15 February 2018.

The project coordinator is Cyprus Sport Organization (CSO), while the EASM is a full partner. The total funding of this Erasmus+ program is €419,000 and will last for 3 years (2018-2020). The project involves 11 partners from seven EU Member States (Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Cyprus). The consortium of project partners includes national and European sports organizations as well as academic institutions.

At the press conference that followed the inaugural meeting, the Assistant Professor at UCLan Cyprus, Co-Director of CEDAR, EASM Member, and Research Coordinator of the program in question, Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos, said that “those who govern our high profile sport organisations have been the subject of much media scrutiny, thereby rendering good governance as one of the greatest challenges in modern sport; the prime aim of this program is towards capacity building (via educational means) within the Boards so these volunteers practically respond to such a challenge”.

At this inaugural meeting, EASM was represented by its General Secretary Dr. Stefan Walzel, who commented “We are proud being a full partner of this important project. Good Governance is such an important topic for managing sport organizations that EASM is not only contributing to this project, it is also developing a sport management library which of course will include the topic of good governance.”

The next Research Committee meeting will be held in Greece, at University of Patras, in November 2018.