S4GG Training session in Albania

ENGSO and the EOC EU Office organised together with the NOC of Albania, the seminar “Strengthening Sport through Good Governance” in Tirana on January 27, 2014. The event was successful due to the presence of the Albanian Minister for Education and Sport Mrs Lindita Nikolla and the Albanian federations, sport clubs and universities who showed a big interest in this event. Many media representatives attended the seminar and it was also reported on the TV News. The seminar was furthermore supported by the European Olympic Committees.

NOC President Viron Bezhani, Minister Nikolla and ENGSO President Birgitta Kervinen opened the seminar. It was followed by a presentation of President Kervinen on the importance of good governance in sport and a panel discussion on good governance involving a representative from the government. As a major part of the seminar the toolkit “Your key to good governance”, which is an outcome of the Sport for Good Governance project by the EOC EU Office, was presented to the public in the format of a training session. The session focused primarily on introducing the self-evaluation tool, which is a good instrument to evaluate the current situation of good governance within a given organisation. The tool was also translated in Albanian. Participants were very satisfied with the seminar and found the self-evaluation tool very useful for assessing their current governance and for identifying steps for development.