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SWinG project: one giant leap for womankind

Paris, France – ENGSO youth is thrilled to announce we are one of the 9 partners enrolled in a newly founded EU project SWinG - Support Women in achieving their Goal, led by the French Federation for Company Sport (FFSE).

We are especially proud to lead by example as a sport organisation in which the majority of committee members and decision makers are women.


With SWinG project a collaborative partnership is gathering cross-sectoral stakeholders to develop a European version of the Anglo-Saxon concept of empowerment. The goal is to facilitate and support emerging/aspiring women sport leaders in achieving a change-making position in sport governing bodies.

The project will focus on the Executive Board as an option for women volunteers in sport while also focusing on motivation, training, and skills development for the participants.

As Carole Bretteville, expert on gender equity and gender mainstreaming in sport in Europe, said “What is needed is a new generation of women impact players in the boardroom.”

Acting as a project leader, the FFSE is joined by Athletes for Hope, the European Federation for Company Sport (EFCS), the European Hockey Federation (EHF), the network of Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM), the Professional Women’s Network (PWN), the Società Sportiva Lazio, the Sport Club Partizan Škofja Loka, the University of Copenhagen and ENGSO Youth.

The nine partners are joining forces to identify and nurture women emerging leaders and empower them to become actors of change and decision makers in the sport and physical activities sector.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, the project will run from Jan 1st 2019 to Dec 31st 2021 and will aim to deliver three sets of outcomes:

• A Europe-wide diagnostic of brakes and levers on women’s access to leadership positions.

• The creation and testing of a matrix for change for each sport organisations – building upon empowerment, a concept still underdeveloped in European culture.

• The development and delivery of a communication campaign targeting sport organisations in Europe to increase the number of female decision makers.


Follow ENGSO Youth and French Federation for Company Sport for all the latest updates related to the SWinG project.