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EPAS Breakfast Roundtable on Sport officiating and gender equality

Gender-based discrimination and inequalities are recurrent in the sports world, negatively impacting athletes, coaches, referees, and others, thus ultimately harming the integrity of sport. Such discriminatory acts are counter to the principles set forth in the European Sports Charter

The Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) held its annual gender equality roundtable on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2024 in hybrid format (online from Strasbourg, France). This year’s focus was on sport officiating. 

Specialists from different countries presented initiatives in place to combat discrimination against referees, and some female referees from a range of sports shared their experiences in this area. Panellists discussed the steps that should be taken to combat discrimination against officiators and promote greater gender equality in the sector. 

A data update reflecting the clear imbalance in sports officiating in terms of equality, and some first information from the brand new data collection in the area of officiating from the joint European Union - Council of Europe project “All In Plus: promoting greater gender equality in sport” were presented.

  Event webpage and speakers’ biographies

EPAS Strasbourg, France / online 8 March 2024
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