March 15, 2015
Why does Julian Jappert (director of Sport and Citizenship) support this campaign?
Sport and Citizenship is the first European “think tank” in the field of sport. It offers a forum for new thinking and lobbying which aims at putting forward the core values of sport in society, in the realm of politics, economics and media issue.
In Europe, girls practice sport much less than boys: only 37% of women practice sport regularly in Europe and more importantly, 45% give up sport during their teenage years. Only 10% of coaching and leadership positions related to sport in the EU are held by women. In professional sport, the gender gap is also striking: the share of women sporting events only represents 9% of all sporting events broadcasted on TV! When looking at sportsmen and women salaries, the gap is enormous, especially in collective sports: the difference can be thousands euro, and even several hundreds […]