European Olympic Committees (EOC) aims to develop a Strategic Agenda 2030 which they claim will give the organisation’s leadership a clear path for the future.
EOC Executive Committee member Djordje Visacki presented on the proposed plan at the organisation’s virtual General Assembly today.
The plan is described as "key" to helping the EOC acquire clear positioning within European sport, while it was noted that no plan currently exists for the 2021 to 2025 quadrennial.
Visacki said the strategic agenda would seek to determine where the EOC wanted to go with its sporting events, as well as identifying the challenges and ambitions of its National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from governance, sporting success and funding.
The challenges of globalisation, doping, corruption and climate change were also highlighted, along with the impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic on sport this year.
The EOC say the development of the strategic plan will be conducted alongside an external company, which is claimed will help provide the organisation with impartial feedback.
The external partner will devise questions with the EOC working group, with questionnaires and interviews set to be held with NOCs.
Questions will reportedly centre on athletes, the EOC, NOCs, events and sport participation.
Analysis will then be conducted based on responses.
An interim report is expected to be presented at the next EOC General Assembly, which is scheduled to take place in April.
The full strategic plan will then be developed in the final two quarters of 2021 with a view to receiving General Assembly approval.
Visacki said the strategic agenda would ensure a "convincing legacy" for the current Executive Committee, whose terms will conclude in April.
The plan is expected to provide a roadmap for the incoming EOC leadership, while it is billed as a safeguarding of the EOC’s major events and to ensure the development of the organisation and its NOCs.