EOSE’s President confirmed as member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission

 
EOSE’s President confirmed as member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission

On the 25th of April 2017, the IOC has announced the composition of the IOC Commissions for 2017 whose members are designated by IOC President, Mr Thomas Bach. The IOC commissions provide assistance to the IOC and Olympic Games Organising Committees, while providing in particular some recommendations.

The review of the scope and composition of the IOC commissions was one of the 40 recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020, which was approved by the 127th IOC Session in December 2014 in Monaco.

Not only is EOSE delighted to see that it marked an increase of 70 per cent in female participation since September 2013 (38 per cent of members are now women) as well as a strong move towards the inclusion of young men and women representing a new generation and the sport leaders of tomorrow but we are also really proud that our President, Mr Thierry Zintz has been confirmed as a member of the “Olympic Education” Commission.

Mr Zintz will work with 24 representatives from various countries, background and continent. As IOC President said “The diversity of members guarantees interesting and more inclusive discussions and reflects the Olympic Movement’s commitment to universality”.

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The Commission for Olympic Education advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on the promotion of Olympic values-based education and provides strategic direction on IOC programmes and activities related to the education of youth through sport.

The responsibilities of the Olympic Education Commission are to advise on :

  • The development and implementation of an Olympic values education strategy;
  • Advocacy for quality physical education and the integration of values in school curricula, and for suitable and age appropriate sports in and out of school settings;
  • Dissemination of the Olympic values in various communication channels, and the promotion of the importance of sport and physical activity for youth development and education;
  • Delivery of the Olympic Values Education Programme, and development of resources for teachers and educators on Olympic values and life skills;
  • Integration of values education into IOC properties and partner programmes such as the Athlete Career Development Programme, Massive Online Open Courses, YOG, OCOGs and WADA;
  • Optimisation of strategic partnerships with IOC-recognised organisations working in the field of education, and support Sport for Development programmes which focus on the development of life skills and values education.*

 

*Source: Website of the International Olympic Committee, https://www.olympic.org/olympic-education-commission

 

 A list of all the commissions can be found here

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