Final report from the National Sports Governance Observer.
The National Sports Governance Observer is a project coordinated by Play the Game/ Danish Institute for Sports Studies, which brought together academics and sports leaders from nine European countries well as Brazil.
The main aim of the project was to assist and inspire national sports federations to enhance the quality of their governance by measuring governance and building capacity.
In order to do so, the researchers first developed the National Sports Governance Observer tool with its 274 indicators describing 46 governance principles within four governance dimensions:
- Democratic processes
- Internal accountability and control
- Societal responsibility.
The tool was hereafter applied to eight or more sports federations in the individual countries. The countries involved are Cyprus, Denmark, Belgium (Flanders), Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Romania plus Brazil and Montenegro as associated external partners.