The EHF is delighted to announce major funding for a SWing project, lead by the French Federation to support women leaders in achieving their Goals. In the 50th year of the EHF, what better time for hockey to become a world-class leader to identify and nurture women emerging leaders and empower them to become real actors of change.
EU Fund: Large Collaborative Partnerships
Title: SWinG – Support Women in achieving their Goals
Lead Partner: French Federation
Partners: Professional Women Network, European Hockey Federation, Association Mondiale des Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises, Multisport club Lazio Roma, University of Copenhagen, University of Tennessee, European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation and Sports Club Partizan Skofja Loka.
Project length: 36 months
The EHF is delighted to announce that Erasmus+ funding has been approved for the above project.
The potential of sport in addressing wider agendas such as health, economic, social inclusion, etc is widely recognised. Yet the sector is facing few challenges to unlock its potential and in particular in terms of good governance and integrity and in terms of modernising its approach to sustain and increase the number of active participants.
In this context, it becomes harder and harder to justify a contradictory situation facing women. Indeed even if the practice of physical and sports activities has tended to feminize in recent years, women and girls are still facing a glass ceiling experience as progress on women’s access to leadership positions remains more limited.
The time is now for sport to become a positive mirror of – and contributor to – society!
With SWinG, the consortium will work towards shifting the paradigm. It is not enough to aim at reaching few elected women in representative roles in sport governing bodies (to cope with quotas), what is needed is a new generation of women impact players in the boardroom.
The aim of the SWinG project is, therefore, to identify and nurture women emerging leaders and empower them to become real actors of change, CHANGE and DECISION MAKERS in the sport and physical activities sector.
With SWinG, the consortium will work towards shifting the paradigm. It is not enough to aim at reaching a few elected women in representative roles in sport governing bodies (to cope with quotas), what is needed is to enable a new generation of women ready to step into leadership roles in our sports boardrooms.
The President of the EHF, Marijke Fleuren is proud this ambitious project “As EHF we are very proud that we are a part of this ambitious project to help women to achieve their change-making goals in the sport they love. The aim of the SWinG project fits exactly with our own goals to get more women out of our 43 Members taking up the baton. Being a sport played by as many women as men, we think that these numbers need to be reflected off the field of play in Executive Boards, Committees, and in leadership coaching roles. In addition, we feel very privileged to work together with the other prestigious stakeholders!”