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New book published

In December 2022, the book, as a printed and as an e-book, entitled Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Athletes in Olympic Sports in Europe: Understanding - Evaluating – Improving was published by the Faculty of Law in Rijeka in the edition of the Center for Sports Law, Sports Policy and Sports Diplomacy.  

It is the final study on the employment relations of athletes in Olympic sports in 29 European countries (EU-27 + Norway and UK) conducted within the Erasmus + sport project Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Athletes in Olympic Sports in Europe – EMPLOYS. Authors of the book, in addition to Associate Professor Vanja Smokvina are Professor Jürgen Mittag, Maximilian Seltmann and Lorenz Fiege (German Sport University Cologne, Germany), dr. Leanne O'Leary (Edge Hill University, UK), dr.  Pawel Zembura (Institute for Sport Governance, Poland), dr. Luiz Haas and Thiago Santos (Universidade Europeia, Portugal). Also, partners to the Project and co-authors are Paulina Tomczyk who represents the European Elite Athletes Association (EU Athletes) together with Professor Manfred Laemmer and Sönke Schadwinkel, representing Olympics Academies.

The importance of the topic covered and the book’s conclusions and recommendations has also been recognized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which has joined as a project partner the new Erasmus + project which will start in the beginning of 2023.

The book can be downloaded from the link.