In the recent years, numerous codes of good governance have been published in countries around the world with recommendations on good corporate governance for large organizations. However, in the field of sport, although the group of European experts on good governance points out that it remains a priority for governments and stakeholders, little studies and few research showed women participation in all sectors and in particular in the sport field decision making.

Gender Equality FORCE (GE FORCE) aims to empower the sport organisations to balance the gender in their leadership positions. By providing awareness, guidance, and support to the “new leaders” of sport, we aspire them to be part of the necessary change to promote diversity and inclusion.

The project has three main objectives:

  1. Deep research about gender equality in the leadership of sport organizations.
  2. Raising awareness and empowering the future leaders about gender equality.
  3. Develop an online consultancy system to support sport organization to adopt measures regarding gender equality.

The project will be coordinated by the Olympic Committee of North Macedonia (OKSM), and 6 other organizations from Portugal, Ireland, Cape Verde, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands as partners. Over 24 months, the project will hold 5 work packages, and it will develop an Educational Program that will reach 56 participants, equally divided according to their gender. Also, a Consultancy System will be available for any sport organization, regardless of their level and of the country of origin. For the massification of the project, a Final Conference will be organised with the presence of relevant stakeholders, and a Handbook with guidelines for GE FORCE implementation will also be provided, allowing any organization in the Members States to adopt this project.