The 2022 Young Leaders Forum to show the way for other sports

More than a hundred of Europe’s most talented future administrators and organizers will gather at this year’s Young Leaders Forum to be held during the European Athletics Championships Munich 2022 from August 17-21.

The objective, as always during the biennale which celebrates its eighth edition in 2022, is that participants share their ideas and try to find solutions to contemporary problems, but also learn from other countries and, this year, other sports.

As has happened in the past, we hope that participants will be energized and take their experiences back to their home countries with them and implement some of the insights and knowledge they have acquired into a practical, real-life context. .

For the first time, the Forum will also be open to young leaders from other sports with representatives from the other eight sports that make up the European Multisport Championships in the Bavarian capital, joining Forum workshops and seminars over the final two days.

European athletics is the only sport that has a network of young leaders and, in addition to being a pioneer and an example for other sports to follow, it wants to help create a community of future leaders and leaders of opinion across the continent’s wider sporting spectrum.

German financial services giant Allianz recently agreed to become a partner of the Forum, which will now be called “Young Leaders Forum meet Allianz”.

On the third day of the Forum, participants will have two hackathon sessions – in which large groups will participate in collaborative exercises – with the Allianz team and a welcome dinner will then take place at the Allianz Arena, home of the famous club of German football Bayern Munich. .

The day before, the futuristic BMW Doppelkegel venue will host the opening ceremony and during the evening European Athletics President Dobromir Karamarinov, Olympiapark Munchen GMBH CEO Marion Schoene, Olympic Park CEO and a representative from BMW s will meet with the young leaders gathered.

Top quality speakers and top presenters will lead workshops with World Athletics President Sebastian Coe in what has now become a tradition of the Young Leaders Forum, a question and answer session on the future of athletics during which participants will also be able to ask questions.

Participants discuss topics such as hosting events of the future, sustainability in sport, and training leaders of the future.

Additionally, there will also be panel discussions on the strengths and weaknesses of our sport with former World and European medalists Hannah England, Periklis Iakovakis and Paula Radcliffe.

Case studies will include European Olympic Committee Sports Director Peter Brüll who will speak about the European Games and European Championships Management Events Director Colin Hartley who will provide an in-depth overview of the European Multi-Sport Championships.

Karin Grute, member of the European Athletics Council, expert in film and safe sport, and founder of protection consultancy En Garde, Mathilde Grenet will share what European Athletics is doing in terms of protection in our sport and in particular athletics, will talk about how European Athletics has made this a political priority and look at its new safeguard guidelines and how to prevent various forms of abuse in sport.

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