CHANGE project kicks off in Papendaal on the occasion of the 2022 European Sport Platform

Papendal, Netherlands, 12-13 October 2022

On 12-13 October 2022, ENGSO and the partners gathered in Papendal, The Netherlands, on the occasion of the 2022 European Sport Platform, to officially kick off the new Erasmus+ funded project CHANGE.
CHANGE – Cooperation for Change Management and Innovation in Sports is a 36-month project involving 11 partners from 9 different countries:
  • European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO) – Sweden
  • Malmö University (MAU) – Sweden
  • N3xt sports – Spain
  • European Association for Sport management (EASM) –  The Netherlands
  • Organizzazione Per l’Educazione allo Sport (OPES) – Italy
  • Latvian Sports Federations Council (LSFC) – Latvia
  • World Snowboard Federation (WSF) –  Austria
  • Union of sports Federations in Catalunya (UFEC) – Spain
  • Basics sports club (Basics) – Belgium
  • Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) – Switzerland
  • The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) – Denmark 

The 2-day meeting mainly focused on getting to know each other, setting a common understanding of the objectives and final expected results, going in the data

A mix of Research partners, and Sport and Expert organisations from the field will be cooperating for the final aim of contributing to the promotion of integrity and values in sport, by focusing on improving good governance, management and innovation within the grassroots sports movement.  

How will we try to have an impact on this process? By creating an interactive toolkit that, based on the needs collected, will put together sustainable solutions for current and future challenges. The toolkit will be developed with the support of a hub of experts on grassroots sports, innovation and change management, focusing specifically on: Digitalisation, Inclusion/engagement, and Sustainability.

Next steps will be assessing the needs of the sport clubs and how umbrella organisations, federations, institutions can support their work to start the work of the experts.