EUROSAF follows the principles of good governance set forth by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), namely transparency, integrity, democracy, sports development/solidarity, and control mechanisms.
The ASOIF criteria set a course for improvement. Hence, the Executive Board has identified a wide set of actions that will improve EUROSAF’s governance, as measured by compliance with ASOIF criteria, and has decided to apply them as an on-going improvement process.
These are documents, all but one issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ASOIF expects its members to comply with:
- The IOC Olympic Charter, and in particular the missions set out in its Rule 26.
- The WADA World Anti-Doping Code.
- The IOC Code of Ethics, or an internal code of ethics specifically referring to it.
- The IOC Basic Universal Principles of Good Governance of the Olympic and Sports Movement.
- The Olympic Movement Code Against the Manipulation of Sport Competitions, or an internal code addressing betting, match fixing, and the manipulation of competitions specifically referring to it.
- The (IOC) Agenda 2020 recommendations, now updated into the Agenda 2020+5 set of 15 recommendations.
The provisions of Rule 26 of the IOC Olympic Charter are clearly related to rights and obligations of International Federations of Olympic sports, mainly in their relationship with the IOC. Therefore they are not directly applicable to EUROSAF.
The recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 are clearly directed to International Federations of Olympic sports, mainly regarding their role in the Olympic Games. However some may serve as guidance for EUROSAF in its Continental role (e.g. recommendations from titles 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 15)
EUROSAF Code of Ethics
All remaining ASOIF guiding codes are directly referred to in the IOC Code of Ethics. EUROSAF has implemented a Code of Ethics closely following the IOC’s, adapted to EUROSAF’s Continental role (first approved by the General Assembly in 2021).
The secretary general was designated as WADA Compliance Officer by the Executive Board.
According to the Constitution EUROSAF holds an Ordinary General Assembly once each year within the first four month of the calendar year. In these annual meetings the annual report of the President and the Executive Board are presented. The relevant documents can be found in Activities (search: General Assembly)
EUROSAF has defined soft requirements for event organizers with regard to governance and sustainability. This includes, for example, measures to minimize the use of single use plastic, to save paper, to optimize the fueling process for ribs, to minimize the use of ribs and to reduce and separate waste. Organizing authorities have to submit a report on the measures taken upon request.