On 19 May 2017, the NOC of Portugal officially became a bilateral partner of the EOC EU Office. This partnership was formalised through the signing of the partnership agreement at the occasion of the EOC Seminar in Skopje, FYROM. The NOC of Portugal was represented by General Director Joao Almeida whereas the EOC was represented by acting President Janez Kocijancic.
On the occasion of the 10th European Handball Federation (EHF) Secretaries General Conference in Paris on 19 and 20 April 2017, the EOC EU Office was invited to present the outcomes of the EU-funded Project ‘Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport’ (SIGGS). This Project was implemented by the EOC EU Office together with 11 other partner organisations in the period 2015-2016.
Mainly linked to financial or political issues in the past, the question of the role of whistleblower and the way to provide them with an effective protection recently became a major topic in the field of sport, notably regarding integrity issues and the fight against doping.