Conference on Sexual Violence against Women and Children in Sports
Sport attracts huge attention and is the most popular cultural practice of millions of Europeans including women and children. The important role sport plays for European societies is overshadowed by the cases of sexual violence against women and children in sport. Despite the efforts undertaken by decision makers to create safer sport environments such the European Sport Charter of the Council of Europe or Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on gender mainstreaming in sport, sexual violence still happens as shown in the context of the #metoo movement – against women and children.
This conference will bring together experts, policy-makers, practitioners, researchers/academics and victim support specialists, with the aim of scaling up actions to tackle sexual violence against women and children in sports.
This document contains all practical information about the conference.
Venue and accommodation
The conference will take place in the Auditorium of the National Museum (Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki). Participants are free to choose their own accommodation. However, a limited number of rooms have been pre-booked by the organisers for registered participants at the Hotel Helka and the Scandic Park Helsinki. See the factsheet for more information.
Local transport is not provided by the conference organisers. Further information on ground transportation from/to Helsinki Airport can be found at: https://www.helsinki-airport.com/transport.php
Working languages of the meeting
English and French. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these languages.