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REQUIREMENTS TO GET BALANCED LEADERSHIP IN SPORT FEDERATIONS
Organisation responsible: High Council for Sport in Spain
Main topic addressed: Leadership
Type of resource/practice: Legislation and policy
Target group(s): Spanish Sport Federations
Brief description of the practice: Sport Spanish Federations have to have a minimum representation of women on their management boards in order to receive public funding from the High Council for Sport.
A quota was set up for the first time in 2014, in the call for public subsidies within the ‘Women and Sport’ Program, when the requirement was to have the presence of three women on the management board or similar body, or 33% of female representation on it. Since then the requirement has been spread to all calls for public subsidies from the High Council for Sport.
In 2019 the requirement has risen to four women on the management board or similar body, or 40% of female representation on it.
Content and objectives: The aim of this practice is to enhance the presence of women on management boards of Spanish Sport Federations.
Steps/activities of the practice: The requirement was set up for the first time in a public call in 2014; since then it has extended gradually to all calls for public subsidies from the High Council for Sport in Spain.
Resources required: There are no resources required to implement this measure.
Achievements and outcomes: In 2014 the female participation on management boards of Spanish Federations was very low: there were only 133 women and around 600 men.
As a consequence of this new requirement, the number of women in these boards has risen. Nowadays we can say that all the National Federations have achieved this requirement and there are 230 women on management boards of Spanish Federations.
Challenges and limitations: When it was first established, most federations did not have the required presence of women on management boards, so they have had to adapt their structures in order to be able to take part in calls for public subsidies.
Follow-up ideas and future plans: This measure is intended to be maintained in the future.
Further information: You can download the call for public funding in Spanish language
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