The iSport is a project that aims to increase the quality of policies by improving the evidence base of the potential of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges. It contributes to good governance and improves the visibility of sport as a driver for economic growth and employment in Europe.
The iSport project promotes the principles of good governance in policy formulation in order to increase the quality of policies that are needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe.
The quality of policies relies on the policy-makers’ understanding of the potential of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges. To that aim, the iSport consortium is building the evidence base through research to support a better understanding of the role of sport as a driver for economic growth and employment.
The main output of the research are the Guidelines on Investments in Sport. To enhance the quality of guidelines, national conferences are organised across Europe to serve as the platform for discussion of key stakeholders on the draft version of guidelines. The feedback received from conference participants will feed directly into the final version of guidelines, which will be used to create the final output of this project – Recommendations to Policy-Makers, which will be presented at the European Conference on Investments in Sport in 2020.