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The AGGIS project started in 2012 
thanks to a 198.000 € grant by the European Commission under the framework of the EU Preparatory Actions in sport. From 1st May 2013 and until further external funding is found, the project is carried out by the project partners.



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The AGGIS project has received funding from the European Commission under the framework of the Preparatory Actions in Sport. The Commission is not responsible for any communication and publication by AGGIS or any use that may be made from information contained therein.

European Commission's preparatory actions

Furthermore Play the Game has received a financial contribution to its international activities in the field of good governance in sport from the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (


Action for Good Governance in International Sports Organisations (AGGIS)

How can we improve the governance standards of these organisations? This is the question that Play the Game/the Danish Institute for Sports Studies has been addressing in cooperation with six European universities and the European Journalism Centre. 

The results of this project were revealed at a one-day seminar on EU and sports governance on 8 April 2013 in Brussels. 

A new tool against corruption in sport
Sports organisations who want to curb corruption in their own ranks, will soon have a tool developed by experts at their hand: The Sports Governance Observer - a tool to measure transparency, democracy and accountability in international sports organisations.

Over the coming months the tool will be refined, and the first complete survey based on the Sports Governance Observer is to be launched at the 8th international Play the Game conference in Aarhus, Denmark, from 28-31 October 2013.

Download the reports
Two reports conclude the AGGIS project. A leaflet introducing the finer points of the 'Sports Governance Observer' and a full length project report with all of the project's findings.

Video interviews 
In short video and text interviews, the AGGIS partners have elaborated on the findings of the AGGIS project and provide further insight into different key aspects of good governance in international sports organisations. 

Jens Sejer Andersen on the AGGIS project
Hans Bruyninckx on good governance
Simona Kustec Lipicer on the monitoring of organisations' governance
Frank van Eekeren on transparency
Barrie Houlihan on accountability
Biba Klomp on communication
Michael Mrkonjic on Swiss law
Jürgen Mittag on democracy


About the project

Here you can learn more about the AGGIS project 

Other good governance projects

Here you can find more information about similar projects on good governance in sport

Project partners

Here you can find information on the project partners and their institutions

Good governance resources

Here you can find selected links to reports and institutions working with good governance in sport

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