In 2019, 18 European countries took part in a broad data collection campaign on the involvement of women and men in the field of sport, to monitor the progress on gender equality, identify persisting challenges and make comparisons between countries and between sports


 Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Israel, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia and Spain

You can check out the results, through:

  • a dashboard “How gender equality is addressed in Europe”
  • some publications
  • an Excel file gathering the raw data

Six strategic fields explored:

  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Participation (from grassroots to elite sport)
  • Gender-based violence
  • Communication/mediao Policies
  • Programmes addressing gender equality

Two types of data collected:

  • Data separated by gender in the involvement of women and men in sport
  • Data on policies, programmes and actions

That come from:

  • Ministries/government departments responsible for sport
  • National Olympic Committees
  • National Olympic sport federations[1]


[1] Except for Belgium where only one Olympic sport federation is national. The rest are community-based.


Dashboard “How gender equality is addressed in Europe”

  • Play with the filters to find the data you want
  • See the overall situation of gender equality in sport in Europe
  • Make comparisons between countries and between sports

 See the dashboad and play with the data



Process: who took part?

In each country, the ministry/government department responsible for sport, the national Olympic committee/national sport confederation and the Olympic sports federations were involved in this process.

A network of national co-ordinators composed of one representative per country involved, was also set up in this regard.