A partnership for society: EL and ENGSO commit to enhancing the role of grassroots sport in 2020–2021

EL and ENGSO, the European Sports NGO are further extending their partnership with a new two-year agreement (2020-21).

Aiming at strengthening the natural link between the members of EL and ENGSO – national lotteries and not-for-profit sports umbrella organisations – the agreement highlights the mutually beneficial collaboration in different areas in line with each organisation’s strategy, striving for responsibility, society, sustainability and integrity.

EL President, Hansjörg Höltkemeier: “I strongly welcome the renewed partnership between EL and ENGSO over the next two years. As both Associations share similar core values, I am convinced that we will achieve much more together, taking our cooperation to the next level, in the highest interest of society and a credible and values-driven grassroots sport in Europe”.

ENGSO President Stefan Bergh: “Today, the role of sport in society is more and more recognised, also raising the expectations for grassroots sport. In such a time, the support of EL members for grassroots sport cannot be underestimated. The partnership between ENGSO and EL is essential for further enhancing the societal role of sport at a European level. We are thrilled about the continued mutual commitment and ready to explore further activities to reach our joint goals.”

EL and ENGSO have been cooperating for over 11 years. Most recently, 2019 saw the second successful edition of the European Sport Platform in Rome, the conclusion of the ASPIRE project on the inclusion of refugees through sport, and the successful submission of the SPIRIT project on sport and mental health, supported by the Erasmus+ Programme and EL. Since its conception, the two Associations have also actively supported, as official Partners, the European Week of Sport, an annual European Commission led initiative. One particular highlight was a joint event to raise awareness about the importance of equality and ethics in sport.

Both Associations look forward to continuing their partnership and collaboration over the next two years for the benefit of society and grassroots sport in Europe.

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EL et ENGSO renouvellent leur partenariat

Visant à renforcer le lien naturel entre les membres EL et ENGSO – les loteries nationales et organisations faîtières sportives à but non lucratif – l’accord met en évidence la collaboration mutuellement bénéfique dans différents domaines, conformément à la stratégie de chaque organisation, en œuvrant pour la responsabilité, la société, la durabilité et l’intégrité. EL et ENGSO coopèrent depuis plus de 11 ans.

Président EL, Hansjörg Höltkemeier : « Je suis ravi de ce partenariat renouvelé entre EL et ENGSO pour les deux prochaines années. Comme les deux Associations partagent des valeurs fondamentales similaires, je suis convaincu que nous atteindrons bien plus ensemble, en faisant passer notre coopération au niveau supérieur, dans le plus grand intérêt de la société, et pour un sport de masse crédible et axé sur les valeurs en Europe ».


EL y ENGSO renuevan su colaboración

Con el objetivo de fortalecer el vínculo natural entre los miembros de EL y ENGSO (loterías nacionales y organizaciones deportivas sin ánimo de lucro), el acuerdo alcanzado destaca el mutuo beneficio de la colaboración en diferentes áreas de acuerdo con la estrategia de cada organización, centrándose en la responsabilidad, la sociedad, la sostenibilidad y la integridad. EL y ENGSO llevan más de 11 años cooperando.

Presidente de EL, Hansjörg Höltkemeier: “Me alegra dar la bienvenida a la renovada colaboración entre EL y ENGSO durante los próximos dos años. Debido a que ambas asociaciones comparten unos valores fundamentales similares, estoy convencido de que lograremos mucho más juntos, llevando nuestra cooperación al siguiente nivel, con el interés de la sociedad en mente y esforzándonos por crear un deporte de raíces creíble e impulsado por buenos valores en Europa”.


EL und ENGSO erneuern Partnerschaft

Um die natürliche Vernetzung zwischen den Mitgliedern der EL und der ENGSO - nationale Lotterien und gemeinnützige Sportdachverbände - zu verstärken, unterstreicht die Vereinbarung die für beide Seiten nützliche Zusammenarbeit in verschiedenen Bereichen, jeweils im Einklang mit der Strategie der einzelnen Organisationen im Streben nach Verantwortungsbewusstsein, sozialer Verantwortung, Nachhaltigkeit und Integrität. EL und ENGSO arbeiten seit über 11 Jahren zusammen.

Der Präsident der EL, Hansjörg Höltkemeier: „Ich begrüße die erneuerte Partnerschaft zwischen EL und ENGSO über die nächsten zwei Jahre sehr. Da beide Verbände ähnliche Kernwerte teilen, bin ich überzeugt, dass wir gemeinsam viel mehr erreichen werden, indem wir unsere Zusammenarbeit auf eine höhere Ebene heben, und zwar im größtmöglichen Interesse der Gesellschaft und eines glaubwürdigen und werteorientierten Breitensports in Europa”.

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