The governance and management of sports is a matter of public interest. This interest steadily increased over the years, as sport professionalised and commercialised blurring the border between amateur and professional sport.
The Olympic Congress of Copenhagen 2009 stated that the legitimacy and autonomy of the Olympic movement depends on upholding the highest standards of ethical behaviour and good governance. Principles on good governance have been developed by the International Olympic Committee and recommended to be adopted by the Olympic movement.
Therefore, the main objective of the project “Sport4GoodGovernance” is to support the implementation of good governance principles within sport organisations in Europe by probing the present situation of their implementation, raising awareness on the issue and providing practical guidance on good governance principles (how to implement them).