Who we are


The EOC EU Office is the representation of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) to the European institutions. It represents furthermore the interests of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other major sport organisations at national, European and international level.

What we do

  • Identify, monitor and analyse subjects of relevance to sport at European level
  • Provide support for and promote the interests of our partners
  • Organise and attend events, seminars and conferences
  • Manage EU sport-related projects
  • Compile position papers and reports
  • Provide assistance and expertise


Which policy areas we cover

  1. Societal role of sport, including: education and training, environment, health, physical activity, social inclusion, equal opportunities and volunteering
  2. Economic dimension of sport, including: employment, licensing, media rights, regional development, competition policy, state aid and taxation policy
  3. Integrity of sport, including: the fight against corruption in sport, against doping and against match-fixing
  4. Financing of sport, especially the sustainable financing of sport and funding possibilities for sport provided by the EU-funding Programmes
  5. Good Governance in sport and the organisations of sport in general. Have a look at our Partners!


Creation of the EOC EU Office

The office was established in 1993 as "EU Office of German Sports" in Brussels.
  • During the following years, the Europeanisation of the office took place as sport organisations from other EU countries started to join.
  • Following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the first EU competence in the field of sport, the decision was taken to transform the office in a real European representation office under the umbrella of the European Olympic Committees (EOC).

On 20 February 2009, the office was officially transformed in the "EOC EU Office". The partner network at the time of establishment consisted of 14 partner organisations. The EOC EU Office was officially opened by Patrick Hickey, President of the EOC, Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).

"Guide to EU Sport Policy"

The EOC EU Office has produced the "Guide to EU Sport Policy", which covers the legal framework and all the sport-related topics that the EU is dealing with. For full access, please contact us at

Next Event in

Date & Location

23 - 29 September 2022
European Week of Sport

About Us

The EOC EU Office is the House of European Sport, representing the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the IOC and other major sport organisations to the European institutions in Brussels.

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  • +32 2 738 03 20
  • +32 2 738 03 27
  • Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
  • 1000 Brussels 

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