More than 50 highly qualified and motivated sports professionals applied to the New Leaders Sport Leadership Education Programme. All corners of Europe were represented with applications from 28 countries.
All together 30 game-changers from 26 countries are now selected and the names were announced today in the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Marbella. The EOC Gender Equality Commission accepted the participants.
Motivation to enhance personal leadership skills and enthusiasm to have a wider impact to sport movement were in the heart of the applications. The call to implement the IOC Gender Equality Recommendations into action was warmly welcomed and the participants are eager to start the work in their own organisations.
One of the goals in the New Leaders programme is that no new leader is left without a support from an experienced mentor.
Ms Daina Gudzinevičiūtė, newly awarded IOC Women and Sport World Trophy winner, IOC Member, NOC President and EOC Executive board member expressed her passion to become a mentor.
– I am sure that the New Leaders Programme will help the participants to acquire knowledge, develop skills and enhance self-confidence. I am very happy to join this project and as a mentor I will support participants and share my experience.
New Leaders is a legacy project of Ms Birgitta Kervinen, 2017 IOC Women and Sport World Trophy Winner. The educational programme is a joint effort coordinated by the NOC of Finland together with the IOC, EOC, NOC of Lithuania, NOC of Ireland and NOC of Azerbaijan.
The program encourages people to dream, speak up and act as game-changers shaping the future of sport. Topics of strategic leadership, communications, public speaking, lobbying and conflict management will be viewed through the lenses of equality, sustainability, human rights and ethics. Participants will design concrete action plans on a personal and organisational level implementing the IOC Gender Equality Recommendations into action.
Zoran Bartek Czech Republic
Pedro Dias Portugal
Galia Dvorak Spain
Daniele Facchinetti Italy
Anett Fodor Hungary
Petra Gantnerova Slovakia
Iva Glibo Croatia
Yarden Har Lev Israel
Vegard Henriksen Norway
Natalia Ivanyuk Russia
Pierre Kass Luxembourg
Mikkel Kidmose Risager Denmark
Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic Croatia
Anunciata Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Maris Lindmäe Estonia
Katri Mattsson Finland
Conor Meany Ireland
Silvija Mitevska Macedonia
Grainne Murphy Ireland
Dmytro Mytsak Ukraine
Floriane Poncet France
Ivana Pranjić Austria
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen Finland
Narmin Shakhaliyeva Azerbaijan
Marianna Sikorowska United Kingdom
Vilius Srėbalius Lithuania
Laura Maria Tiidla Estonia
Marieke van der Plas Netherlands
Stephanie Wheeler Cyprus
Laurynas Zibolis Lithuania
For more information please contact the NOC of Finland New Leaders Team:
Niina Toroi, +358 40 672 2220, firstname.lastname@example.org
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