The project “Good Governance enhancement through e-Learning for Sport Volunteer Board Members (GReFORM)” aims to increase the capabilities and knowledge of volunteer Board Members in sport organisations by providing online and research-informed education on Good Governance in sport.
The development of an electronic platform will allow board members of sports organisations, especially Volunteers -in their own time- to follow a series of educational modules on Good Governance principles (Transparency, Democracy, Accountability and Responsibility). By providing up-to-date, research-informed and quality oriented educational support to Volunteer Board Members, the good governance of sport organisation will be strengthened.
Support, promote and implement important political actions derived from European Sport Policies supporting Good Governance in sport and Volunteering such as the White Paper on Sport, the Communication on Sport and the Work Plans on Sport. Dissemination and implementation of the Principles of Good Governance in Sport including especially those drafted by the EU Expert Group on Good Governance in sport, through the education especially of Volunteers in sport governing with an online tool.
Build-on the related outcomes and utilization of knowledge gained from the preparatory actions in the field of sport granted by the European Commission on Promoting Volunteering in Sport (2009) and Good Governance in Sport (2011 and 2013) as well as from the Erasmus + projects in the field of sport from 2014 – 2016.
Build on the outputs of the implementation of the two Council Resolutions on EU Work Plans on Sport (2011 – 2014 and 2014 – 2017) and take into consideration of the main priorities, key topics and the expected outputs of the new one for the period 2017 – 2020.
Collection of good practices and increase the evidence-base on the educational needs of Volunteer on good governance of sport ogranisations across Europe.
Capacity development in sport organisations through learning opportunities by leveraging the tools offered from online education.
Raise awareness and spread the benefits offered through online education on Good Governance to a broad target group in sport beyond volunteer board members (managers, personnel, coaches, both for professional and grassroots sports, students, etc.).
Build a European Network of inter-sectorial stakeholders at different levels aiming to promote and enhance good governance in sport through online education.
Promoting and spreading Good Governance Principles in Sport.
Transparency refers to an organisation’s reporting on its internal workings, which allows others to monitor these workings.
Democratic processes entail free, fair and competitive elections; affected actors’ involvement in decision making processes; and fair and open internal debates.
Internal accountability and control refers to both the implementation of the separation of powers in the organisation’s governance structure and a system of rules and procedures that ensures that staff and officials comply with internal rules and norms.
Social responsibility refers to deliberately employing organisational potential and impact to have a positive effect on internal and external stakeholders and society at large.