EU Conference on Gender Equality in Sport

The European Commission is organizing a conference on Gender Equality in Sport on the 3-4th of December in Vilnius.


The objective if the conference is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss objectives and ways on how to advance gender equality in sports and thereby contribute to the development of a new EU dimension in this field. Examples of concrete actions will be addressed in workshops, such as equal representation in sport governing bodies, gender stereotypes and the role of media and fight against gender-based harassment.   


The event will gather around 120 representatives of national, European and international sport organisations (e.g. the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, UEFA, …), advisors from national governments and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).


The conclusions of the event will be addressed to EU Institutions, the sport movement and the Member States and could have an impact on policies and initiatives at national level. The outcomes will also contribute to defining political priorities for the European exchange programme Erasmus+ and for the next EU Work Plan for Sport.


For more information and access to the agenda please visit the following link.