About the EOA


The Olympic Charter obliges the National Olympic Committees to spread and preserve the basic principles and values of the Olympic Movement in their countries, encouraging and supporting the activities of the International Olympic Academy (“IOA”) and other institutions which dedicate themselves to Olympic Education.

This purpose is served above all by the National Olympic Academies and the NOC Commissions entrusted with the implementation of Olympic Education. They promote Olympism and the values of peace, fair play, respect, tolerance, joy of efforts, excellence and the harmonic development of body and mind, and oppose every form of discrimination, force and manipulation. They accompany the Olympic Movement in a critical- constructive way and contribute to its contemporary further development. […]

Aim and purpose of the EOA

The aim of the EOA is to gather the Olympic academies of the European continent in order to promote the Olympic Values, Philosophy and Ideals. The Association shall undertake the following duties in collaboration with its member organisations:

  • To Collaborate

    The EOA will promote the collaboration between the National Olympic Academies of Europe on the basis of corresponding provisions of the Olympic Charter, in close cooperation with National Olympic Committees, the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the International Olympic Academy (IOA).

  • To Share Experiences

    The EOA will promote the continuous sharing of experiences amongst its members using appropriate communicative means.

  • To Promote Olympic Education

    The EOA aims to promote Olympic Education from a practical perspective and to enhance common and exchange educational programs by taking into consideration the difference of cultures and how educational systems differ among different countries. These programs will encourage active involvement of people in sporting activities in Europe and will be useful to the educational systems in the various countries.

  • To Provide Incentives

    The EOA aims to organize events and conduct conferences and seminars and other appropriate initiatives to provide incentives for the young generation to spread the Olympic values, to exchange with other countries, to promote their cultural traditions as well as to provide information on environmental and peace issues, and on matters of economy, health and education. These actions should be flexible enough to respond to the needs of European citizens.

It will be important for the EOA to represent its position and interests to governmental and non-governmental organisations and to cooperate with various organisations to develop Olympic Education such as Sports Federations, Bid Committees for hosting the Olympic Games, the European Commission, etc.