Online seminar: do gender equality policies really work?

Bridging the different national realities of grassroots sport across Europe.

Based on the recently published ENGSO Position Paper on Gender Equality and moderated by the Equality Within Sport (EWS) Committee of ENGSO, this online seminar will explore the differences and similarities between realities of grassroots sport across Europe. It will gather representatives of national sport organisations to reflect on current challenges, latest improvements and the efficiency of gender equality policies.

  • Date: 5 July 2023 at 12:00 CEST (Brussels time)
    Location: Zoom



  • Welcome
  • Getting to know the audience 
  • Presentation of the ENGSO Position Paper on Gender Equality
  • Panel Discussion with ENGSO members: focus on grassroots sport
  • Questions from the audience
  • Closing remarks and future work of EWS


The online seminar will be moderated by Tarja Krum, Vice-Chair

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Filipa Godinho

ENGSO Vice President 


Filipa Godinho is ENGSO’s Vice-President and board member of the Portuguese Sport Confederation (PSC). She hold a PhD in Sport Management since 2019 Portugal and the European Model of Sport – Statistics and Constraints” and was awarded the Women’s Youth Leadership Award in 2016 by the Portuguese Olympic Committee.

Tarja Krum

Tarja Krum

EWS Vice Chair


Tarja Krum works as a Sustainability manager at the Swedish Sports Association in Finland. Equality and inclusion is one of the main topics she works with daily. She is also the Vice-Chair of the ENGSOs Equality within Sports committee.

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Mirjana Ivkovic, 

ENGSO Youth Committee member


Mirjana Ivkovic is an ENGSO Youth committee member and a passionate sport volunteer. She is the Olympic Values Promotion Coordinaor of the NOC of Serbia, where she also supports the work of the “Women & Sport” Commission. As a Young Leader, she also led the “Hi 5 Happy Caravan” project, which aimed at the inclusion of refugees into society through sports, physical activity and play.

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Sandro Araújo,

Vice President of the Portuguese Cycling Federation (FPC)

Sandro Araújo holds the vice-presidency of the Portuguese Cycling Federation (FPC) since 2013, directing para-cycling and the National “Cycling for All” Programme, including projects such as the Para-Cycling World Road Championships – Cascais (2021) and initiatives such as “Cycling goes to School” and “Cyclin ‘Portugal”. He is also the vice-president of the Portugal Paralympic Committee since 2017 and a member of the Government’s Workgroup for Gender Equality in Sports (2022-23).

Erik Van Haaren


ENGSO Youth Vice Chair 


My name is Erik van Haaren and I’m coming from the Netherlands. I work for the NOC*NSF at the Center for Safe Sports The Netherlands. Beside this work, I’m working as a sports psychologists at Headwint (my own company). Furthermore, I’m the Vice-Chair of ENGSO-Youth since last May. I’ve loved sports since my childhood and am nowadays still active in sports (cycling, field hockey, and running).

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