The project “European Women in Sport: For adaptive governance of women’s sports practices” (E-WinS) is launched.

Selected by the Executive Agency of the European Commission last October and funded by the Sport action of the Erasmus+ programme, the project “European Women in Sport: For adaptive governance of women’s sports practices” (E-WinS) was officially launched on January 21st and 22nd by its nine European partners.

E-WinS aims to bring a better visibility to women in sport and to raise awareness of the importance of the place of women in sport practices and governance.

Different actions are planned. Surveys will be carried out via the networks of institutions and clubs of the partner organisations to list good practices in this field that can be more widely implemented throughout Europe. Videos, quizzes and other innovative tools will also help sport actors to integrate these new practices into their own structures. A series of interviews will be carried out in the partner countries with user-witnesses. Finally, all the information collected will be made available on the platform of an observatory on the feminisation of sport in European cultures, in order to offer European sport actors the possibility to interact and undertake transformations when necessary.

The E-WinS project will be led by a multidisciplinary team composed of partners from universities and the sports world. This co-construction of knowledge is a major point of the project, particularly highlighted during the evaluation of the project by the Executive Agency.

The E-WinS consortium will initially focus on football and then broaden its field of study to other sports.

CY Cergy Paris University (France) is coordinating this three-year collaborative partnership, which started on January 1st, 2021, in close collaboration with CY ILEPS (France), responsible for the scientific aspects, and the other project partners: Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego (Poland), Fundación Universitaria San Antonio de Murcia (Spain), Staffordshire University (United Kingdom), National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski” (Bulgaria), Sport Club Pradniczanka (Poland), Jalkapalloseura FC Hertta ry (Finland) and Little Miss Soccer (France).

More information about the concrete actions implemented in the framework of this project will be communicated in the coming months.


Balkis Lefebvre, project manager (; 01 34 25 71 38)

Marie-Stéphanie Abouna, scientific coordinator (; 01 30 75 60 49)

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