The Sports Governance Observer goes national
‘The Sports Governance Observer 2015’ identified serious governance deficiencies in international sport. it showed that most international sports federations fail to comply with basic standards for democracy, transparency and accountability.
But what is the state of governance in national sports federations?
Teaming up with sports bodies and researchers from nine European countries and Brazil, Play the Game set out to create a benchmarking tool that assesses the level of good governance in national sports federations.
Goals of the project:
- enable sports leaders and outside stakeholders to measure, discuss and amend governance standards and practices.
- establish sustainable networks between academics, practitioners and other key stakeholders.
- educate and train sports leaders, researchers, and government representatives to understand and sustain good governance standards and practices.
- provide government officials with knowledge and tools that enable them to engage in dialogue with the sports movement.
- produce, provide and disseminate national as well as comparative international and national data based on the Sports Governance Observer tool and the ‘Sports Governance Observer 2015’ report.
- initiate public debates on sports governance to a wider public in order to raise the awareness of the topics and challenges related to good governance in sport.