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 policy topics of relevance to sport at EU level and EU-funding opportunities for sport organisations
  • Inform our partners on ongoing developments at European level and potential impact/interest for sport
  • Provide support for and promote the interests of our partners at EU level
  • Organise and attend events, seminars and conferences
  • Manage EU sport-related projects and coordinate sport organisations active in EU projects


Which policy areas we cover

  1. Societal role of sport, including: environment and climate, gender equality, education and training, health, physical activity, social inclusion, equal opportunities and volunteering
  2. Economic dimension of sport, including: employment, licensing, media rights, online piracy, regional development, competition policy, state aid and taxation policy
  3. Integrity of sport, including: safe sport, the fight against corruption in sport, against doping and against match-fixing
  4. Financing of sport, especially the sustainable financing of sport and funding opportunities for sport provided by the EU-funding Programmes
  5. Good Governance in sport and the organisation of sport in general


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

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Date & Location

29 - 30 November
EOC EU & International Commission

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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