About the EOC EU Office

The EOC EU Office is the representation of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and other major Olympic movement organisations in Brussels. Its main mission is to defend and promote the interests of the Olympic movement to European institutions.

The Office identifies, monitors and analyses subjects of relevance to sport at European level; advocates on behalf of the Olympic Movement to EU institutions; provides support, assistance and expertise to its partners; organises and attends events, seminars and conferences; and manages EU-funded projects.

The structure of the Office is based on a partnership between a number of Olympic movement organisations including:

  • At international level -  IOC, International Ice-Hockey Federation or International Biathlon Union or ASOIF
  • At European Level -  EOC, ENGSO, European Athletics, Rugby Europe, FIBA Europe, European Volleyball Confederation, European Aquatics  or European Handball Federation
  • At national level - around 18 National Olympic Committees and National Sport Confederations

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Czech Olympic Committee and EU affairs

The Czech Olympic Committee has joined the EOC EU Office in 2014 not only as a regular partner, but also as an important contributor to the Office’s activities. COC’s Vice President for International Relations, Roman Kumpost, became member of the Office’s Board, and International Relations Manager, Jana Janotova, joined the EOC EU Office’s team actively working both on EU-related matters and on COC’s sport diplomacy.

Over the years, the Czech Olympic Committee has built an in-depth expertise on, and gained substantial experience with EU sport policy and funding for sport, which it actively shares with Czech sport organisations and public institutions. Sport federations and clubs can:

  • ask for advice regarding EU and other international funding opportunities for sport;
  • discuss their project proposals and grant applications,
  • receive regular reports and information on EU sports policy and funding.

Furthermore, the Czech Olympic Committee has been successful in applying for financial support from the EU (Erasmus + Programme) for several European projects, thanks to which it has enhanced its international relations and contributed to the development of the organisation itself. For more information, see Projects.

Main contact: janotova@olympic.cz