In 2015, the EGLSF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO), the objective of which is to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations, and work together in activities and projects promoting grassroots sport in Europe, with a special focus on tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The EGLSF, invited by ENGSO to attend its General Assembly in Paris at the Comité National Olympique Sportif Français headquarters, took the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments of the EU Sports Policy, and ENGSO EU Work Priorities as well as participate in the EU Seminar on “The Olympics and Para-Olympics as a catalyst for the promotion of participation in grassroots sport and social inclusion”.

We were invited to address the assembly to explain briefly the work of the EGLSF and highlight how we are helping to advance diversity in sport via out three Erasmus+ projects.

We hope to work with the ENGSO Equality in Sport committee, whose objectives for 2017-8 include supporting the implementation of the EU Strategic Proposals for Gender Equality in Sport and the Council of Europe Recommendations on Gender Mainstreaming in Sport.