Following the EU’s interest in sport as a tool to strengthen its external relations and its eagerness to contribute to the implementation of one European Union-level sport diplomacy to be used as a soft power both internally and internationally, the project “Towards an EU sport diplomacy” (TES-D) aimed to:
1) deliver dedicated policy recommendations for the effective and concrete implementation of an EU-level sport diplomacy policy through a carefully staged multi-dimensional stakeholder focused report
2) establish and deliver a European network of relevant stakeholders including governments, NGOs and nonstate actors engaged in sport diplomacy, and provide an active platform on which all activities and findings of the project will be published for dissemination, practical
implementation and as a repository of record.
The moment has come to present and to reflect on the outcomes of this project.
This is why we are happy to invite to join our multiplier event on September 27, 2022, from 14:00 to 17:00, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Martins Hotel Congress Centre (Parking Grand Place – 500 m from train station “Louvain-la-Neuve Université”)
13:45-14:00: Accueil / Check-in
14:00-14:15: Introduction – Présentation du Projet / Presentation of the project Carole Gomez (IRIS and Université de Lausanne)
14:15-15:30: Table ronde sur les aspects pratiques, les définitions et les concepts relatifs à la diplomatie sportive de l’Union Européenne / Comments and roundtable about views/ definitions/conceptions about EU Sport diplomacy Prof. Carmen Perez-Gonzalez (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid), Prof. Richard Parrish (Edge Hill University) and Prof. Simon Rofe (University of London)
15:30-16:00: Coffee break
16:00- 16:15: Présentation des propositions de recommandations / Presentation of the drafted recommendations Prof. Thierry Zintz (Université catholique de Louvain)
Participation is free of charges. Please confirm your presence by e-mail to Thierry Zintz – email@example.com , before 20 September 2022