Sport and Citizenship is Committed to a better recognition of the social impact of sport

the Key information

On the 24th of September, the Sport and Citizenship Think Tank brought together academic experts, policy makers and sport actors for the first webinar on the measurement of the social impact of sport.

In the framework of the European Week of Sport, this webinar aimed to initiate the debate on the need to measure the social impact of major sporting events, sport-related projects, and sports policies in Europe. Moreover, the webinar was made to demonstrate that public and private investments in sport can lead to real social transformations.

Following the event, a Memorandum of Understanding was drawn up and the desire to create a European network on the topic was encouraged.

The conference

Organized by Sport and Citizenship, the meeting brought together experts, political decision-makers and sport actors around 2 round tables:

  • Encourage a European dialogue on the measurement of the social impact of sport
  • Supporting stakeholders through the measurement of the social impact of sport

Our panel members:

What is the aim of the conference?

  • To pioneer a European dialogue about measuring the social impact of sport
  • To put the subject on the EU agenda on the eve of the French Presidency of the EU Council
  • To activate a network of European actors: The Social Impact Network

Click here to access the replay of the conference!


To go further, the Sport Social Impact Network

Sport and Citizenship integrated conclusions of this conference in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This document appeals to all organizations, public and private, to create an informal European network on the measurement of the social impact of sport. The signatories of the MoU would commit to collaborate in the field of social impact measurement, in order to better understand, methods for measuring the social impact of sport. At last, this network aims to work with the European institutions to create a common and harmonized methodology, which would be beneficial to all sport stakeholders and the recognition of their role in our society.

Read the memorandum / Contact us to sign it

Our expertise: why Sport and Citizenship can measure the social impact of sport?

For more than a decade, Sport and Citizenship is a think tank which aims to demonstrate sport’s role as a vector of social transformation at all levels. We provide analysis, advice and work closely with sport actors, amateur clubs, and European institutions, to effectively place sport at the service of society!

Our Think Tank has now a large network of multidisciplinary experts, which enabled us to study the question of the social impact of sport. Our approach is meant to be clever, agile, and useful, and is based on a comprehensive support process created in collaboration with research and sport’s sociology specialists. Our mission? To draw up a panorama of the strengths and weaknesses of your project in line with your needs and realities to improve the scope of social transformations you wish to see take place!

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