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16 - 22 May 2023
Application deadline: 30 March 2023
IOA, Campus
Host: IOA
Sponsors: IOC
Organizer: IOA
NOAs & NOCs

INTRODUCTION

The Session for NOAs and NOCs, covering a wide range of Olympic topics, functions as the driving force in the coordination, planning and implementation of Olympic educational projects and initiatives and builds a strong, knowledgeable and performing network. These annual Forums in Olympia are a point of reference, which create the conditions and opportunities for the NOAs/NOCs to get inspriration and to be provided with tools in order to develop and lead Olympic Education programmes in their countries. It serves as a platform for dialogue, enrichment of knowledge, exchange of experiences and collaboration between the NOCs and NOAs for the sharing of the best practices and for getting better insight on diverse educational programmes including the IOC Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP).

DATES OF THE SESSION

Arrival in Athens:                                    Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Departure for Olympia:                         Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Works of the Session:                           Wednesday, 17 May – Saturday, 20 May 2023

Departure from Olympia:                      Sunday, 21 May 2023

Departure from Athens:                        Monday, 22 May 2023

                                       

MAIN TOPIC:                  "Innovating physical education and Olympic values education to build a better world"        

  

SPECIAL TOPIC:        "Innovative, tailored and inclusive physical education and Olympic values education for the needs of modern societies"


ENROLLMENT

Each National Olympic Academy may enter the Session with one representative, involved with project management and application of Olympic Education programmes.

Each National Olympic Committee may enter the Session with one representative, involved with project management and application of Olympic Education programmes.

Upon the submission of the online application form, the delegates from the NOAs as well as the NOCs will be requested to submit a report of specific projects they are going to put forward, after the end of the session. This could involve the following targets:

Build long-term relations with Ministry of Education or Sports and produce at least 1 specific Olympic Education programme for school kids and PE teachers. 

Establish at least 2 seminars for athletes, coaches and officials in cooperation with the National Federations and Sports clubs.

Build relationships with at least 1 University with the objective to organize at least 1 scientific programme for teaching or research.

Build a communication strategy about their programmes including social media and website to disseminate specific Olympic Education content to their community.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The platform will be open from Tuesday, 31 January 2023 and the final date for enrollment will be Thursday, 30 March 2023, after which the registration platform will be closed.

 

LANGUAGE

The working languages of the Session are English and French and participants must speak fluently at least one of these languages. In order for applicants to be accepted in the Session they must submit the relevant English or French certificates or be native speakers.


EXPENSES

A) Registration fees

As from 2022, all participants are required to pay registration fees amounting to 80 euros per person. The payment of the registration fees will be effected via the link you will be sent in the confirmation email you will receive upon assessment and approval of your application.


B) Participation fees

Participation fees for one participant per NOA or NOC will be covered by Olympic Solidarity.

The second participant must cover the participation fees, amounting to 650 Euros per person, at least ten (10) days prior to the opening of the Session via the link that you will be sent upon confirmation of your participation.


C) Transports

Air-tickets

The full price of the air-ticket (economy class) for one participant per NOA or NOC will be reimbursed by Olympic Solidarity to the NOC after the Session, and upon receipt of submission of a financial report on RELAY. The IOA will confirm participation of the concerned delegate to Olympic Solidarity. The charges for the second participant concerning the air-ticket should be borne by the NOC.

Local transports

The IOA will take care of the participants’ local transport strictly from May 16th (date set for the arrival of the participants in Athens) to May 22nd (date set for departure).

 

D) Accommodation/Boarding

Accommodation both in Athens (only for the nights of 16 and 21 May 2023) and in Olympia will be at the charge of the International Olympic Academy. Any additional overnight stay in Athens must be taken in charge by the participants.

Also, please bear in mind that all participants will be allocated in twin rooms, both in Athens and in Olympia with no exceptions whatsoever.


E) Visa

Participants who need a VISA to enter Greece should address themselves to the Greek Embassy of their country, where they will submit their application along with an invitation letter from the IOA. Should there be no Greek Embassy in some countries a VISA from an Embassy of any country member of the European Union could be accepted. May we remind you once again that any cost concerning the issuing of such a VISA should be borne by the participants themselves.


LIVE TRANSMISSION

Kindly note that the works of the IOA Sessions are transmitted live on the Internet.This offers to thousands of people the opportunity to follow the Sessions from home and take active part in them, by presenting their questions and remarks. For those interested, the IOA address on the Internet is the following: www.ioa-sessions.org.


INFORMATION

For any further information, please, contact us at:

Tel.: + 30. 210. 6878728
Email: ioa@ioa.org.gr

 


10-22 June 2023
Application deadline: 28 April 2023
IOA, Campus
Age Range: 20-30
Host: IOA
Sponsors: IOC
Organizer: IOA

INTRODUCTION

The YOA Session is the most emblematic Session organised by the IOA since the beginning of its operation, in 1961.

It aims at bringing together young people of different nationalities, aged 20-30 years old, in a spirit of friendship and cooperation and encourage them to build on the knowledge they acquire during their stay in Olympia, as worthy ambassadors of Olympism.

The YOA Session offers a unique opportunity and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to live for two weeks in a multicultural environment, which enhances international understanding and acceptance, by providing an international forum for free expression and exchange of ideas and practices on issues related to the Olympic Movement.

The programme of the Session includes lectures by eminent professors, discussions in working groups and presentations of conclusions, cultural visits, sports and arts activities, presentations by Olympians etc.


DATES OF THE SESSION

Arrival in Athens:                                      Saturday, 10 June 2023

Opening Ceremony (in Athens):        Sunday, 11 June 2023

Departure for Olympia:                          Monday, 12 June 2023

Works of the Session:                            Monday, 12 June – Tuesday, 20June 2023

Departure from Olympia:                      Wednesday, 21 June 2023

Departure from Athens:                        Thursday, 22 June 2023


MAIN TOPIC

“Innovating physical education and Olympic values education to build a better world”

SPECIAL TOPIC

"Renewal and rejuvenation: How can the Olympic Movement remain relevant to youth through physical education and Olympic values education"


ENROLLMENT

The NOCs should collaborate with the NOAs for the selection of the candidates, who should not exceed the number of three (3) persons.
Participants should be strictly 20 to 30 years old and have a genuine interest in the educational aspects of the activities organized during the Session, the aims of the IOA, as well as current issues of Olympism.
Priority during enrollment will be given to those NOCs who have already established a National Olympic Academy and whose nominees have already participated in one National Session. We would like to remind you that people who have previously attended the Session will not be accepted.
Upon their online registration, participants (in collaboration with their NOC/NOA) will be requested to submit a plan of initiatives they are going to take after the end of the session in order to share their experience and disseminate the knowledge acquired during the Session. This must include at least three (3) of the following:
  • Assist in implementing of minimum one programme with their NOC/NOA.

  • Disseminate knowledge and experience acquired in the Session at either a school, sports organization, or through social media platforms (reach needs to exceed 100 people).

  • Create or become part of minimum one network for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on Olympic subjects (e.g. IOA social media network, IOAPA – IOA Alumni Network etc).

  • Create their own research, educational or work project which is related to the IOA, sports, Olympism, Olympic Games etc.

  • Make use of the various social media platforms in order to disseminate a). the experience they have acquired during the Session and b). the work/projects/programs they have undertaken after being inspired by their participation (e.g. by creating their own YouTube channel/vlog detailing their experience, or by creating content on Facebook, Instagram etc. during and after the Session).

After the implementation of their plan of initiatives, the Young Olympic Ambassadors will be required to send their impact reports to the IOA who will then create a portfolio for further consideration by the IOC. 

NOCs and NOAs are kindly requested to provide their delegates with all the necessary information and hold briefings on the educational role of the IOA prior to the participants' departure.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The platform will be open from Tuesday, 31 January 2023 and the final date for enrollment will be Friday, 28 April 2023, after which the registration platform will be closed.


LANGUAGE

The working languages of the Session are English and French and participants must speak fluently at least one of these languages. In order for applicants to be accepted in the Session they must submit the relevant English or French certificates or be native speakers.


OLYMPIANS' PRESENTATIONS

The IOA strongly encourages Olympic medallists and/or athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games to make presentations on topics related to their Olympic experience. A Word document of the paper of maximum 2 pages, written in English or French must be sent to ioa@ioa.org.gr until Friday, 28 April 2023.


EXPENSES

A) Registration Fees

As from 2022, all participants are required to pay registration fees amounting to 150 euros per person. The payment of the registration fees will be effected via the link you will be sent in the confirmation email you will receive upon assessment and approval of your application.

B) Participation fees

Participation fees for one male AND/OR one female participant(s) per NOC/NOA are covered by Olympic Solidarity. Participation fees for a second male or a second female participant as well as for a third participant are set at 1.000 euros per person.

The payment of the participation fees (1.000 euros per person) for any additional participant must be effected at least ten (10) days prior to the opening of the Session via the link that you will be sent upon confirmation of your participation.

C) Transports

Air-tickets

Olympic Solidarity will cover 50% of the cost for the air-ticket (economy class) for one male AND/OR one female participant per NOC.

The IOA will confirm the final list of participants, based on which Olympic Solidarity will generate the financial reports on the RELAY platform, making them available to the concerned NOCs. The reimbursement of 50% of the flight ticket will be sent to the NOC upon receipt and validation of this financial report.

Local transports

The IOA will take care of the participants’ local transport strictly from June 10th (date set for the arrival of the participants in Athens) to June 22nd (date set for departure).

D) Accommodation/Boarding

Accommodation both in Athens (only for the nights of 10th, 11th and 21st June 2023) and in Olympia will be at the charge of the International Olympic Academy. Any additional overnight stay in Athens must be taken in charge by the participants.

Also, please bear in mind that all participants will be allocated in twin and 3-bed rooms, both in Athens and in Olympia with no exceptions whatsoever.


E) Visa

Participants who need a VISA to enter Greece should address themselves to the Greek Embassy of their country, where they will submit their application along with an invitation letter from the IOA. Should there be no Greek Embassy in some countries a VISA from an Embassy of any country member of the European Union could be accepted. May we remind you once again that any cost concerning the issuing of such a VISA should be borne by the participants themselves.


LIVE TRANSMISSION

Kindly note that the works of the IOA Sessions are transmitted live on the Internet.This offers to thousands of people the opportunity to follow the Sessions from home and take active part in them, by presenting their questions and remarks. For those interested, the IOA address on the Internet is the following: www.ioa-sessions.org.


INFORMATION

For any further information, please, contact us at the following:

Tel.: + 30. 210. 6878728
Email: ioa@ioa.org.gr

15-21 July 2023
Application deadline: 31 May 2023
IOA, Campus  
  Fees:  880€
Organizer: IOA  


INTRODUCTION

The International Session for Educators of Higher Institutes of Physical Education aims το:

  • Familiarize participants with the Olympic Movement, its history, ideals and values by providing an international forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and practices.
  • Explore current issues related to physical education, sports, Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.
  • Motivate and encourage the participants to use their experiences and knowledge gained from the Session productively in their universities by introducing their students to the Olympic Ideals and motivate them to conduct research in Olympic issues.


DATES OF THE SESSION

Arrival in Athens:                                         Saturday, 15 July 2023

Departure for Olympia:                               Sunday, 16 July 2023

Works of the Session:                                 Sunday, 16 – Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Departure from Olympia to Athens:        Thursday, 20 July 2023

Departure from Athens:                              Friday, 21 July 2023

 

MAIN TOPIC: "Innovating physical education and Olympic values education to build a better world"


SPECIAL TOPIC"Renewal and rejuvenation: Introducing integral innovations to the Olympic Movement"


ENROLLMENT

 Each NOC together with its NOA may register a maximum of two (2) educators.

Each Higher Institute of Physical Education may register one (1) representative of the academic staff.

 Please, note that in case applications exceed the number of fifty (50), priority will be given to early applications.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The platform will be open from Tuesday, 31 January 2023 and the final date for enrollment will be Wednesday, 31 May 2023, after which the registration platform will be closed.


LANGUAGE

The working languages of the Session are English and French and participants must speak fluently at least one of these languages. In order for applicants to be accepted in the Session they must submit the relevant English or French certificates or be native speakers.


SHORT PAPERS / PRESENTATIONS

The IOA strongly encourages the participants to make presentations strictly on topics related to the special topic of the Session.


PAPER SUBMISSION

A Word document of the paper of maximum 2 pages, written in English or French must be sent to ioa@ioa.org.gr until Wednesday, 31 May 2023.


EXPENSES

A) Registration fees

All participants are required to pay registration fees amounting to 150 euros per person. The payment of the registration fees must be effected upon your online registration. 


B) Participation fees

Participation fees are set at 730 euros per person. The payment of the participation fees for must be effected at least ten (10) days prior to the opening of the Session via the link that you will be sent.


C) Transport

Air-tickets

All charges concerning the air-tickets of your delegates should be borne by the NOC/NOA or the university.

Local transports

The IOA will take care of the participants’ local transport strictly from July 15th (date set for the arrival of the participants in Athens) and July 21st (date set for departure).


D) Accommodation/Boarding

Accommodation and boarding both in Athens (only for the nights of 15 July and 20 July 2023), and in Olympia will be at the charge of the International Olympic Academy. Any additional overnight stay in Athens must be taken in charge by the participant.

Also, please bear in mind that all participants will be allocated in twin rooms, both in Athens and in Olympia with no exceptions whatsoever.


E) Visa

Participants who need a VISA to enter Greece should address themselves to the Greek Embassy of their country, where they will submit their application along with an invitation letter from the IOA. Should there be no Greek Embassy in some countries a VISA from an Embassy of any country member of the European Union could be accepted. May we remind you once again that any cost concerning the issuing of such a VISA should be borne by the participants themselves.


LIVE TRANSMISSION

Kindly note that the works of the IOA Sessions are transmitted live on the Internet. This offers to thousands of people the opportunity to follow the Sessions from home and take active part in them, by presenting their questions and remarks. For those interested, the IOA address on the Internet is the following: www.ioa-sessions.org.


INFORMATION

For any further information, please, contact us at:

Tel.: + 30. 210. 6878728
Email: ioa@ioa.org.gr


17 September - 6 October 2023 
Application deadline: 28 July 2023 
Host: IOA
 
Organizer: IOA;
 Fees:  1.500€

INTRODUCTION

The Seminar attracts a multicultural body of MA and PhD students who wish to enrich their knowledge on Olympic and sports subjects as well as to expand their research on relative topics. The overall aim of the Seminar is to create a network of young scientists in the field of Sport and Olympism who will later on become valuable members of NOAs/NOCs/ universities and will be actively involved in the Olympic Movement. Through the Seminar the students:

 ·  Acquire deeper understanding and knowledge of all aspects of the Olympic Movement and its history through lectures by experts and through cooperation with the Supervising Professors of the Seminar.

·   Get the opportunity to participate in numerous field educational activities and learn more on the history of the Olympic Movement.

·   Get to know other cultures and civilizations by sharing ideas with students from other countries.

·    Are motivated to cooperate with their respective NOC/NOA in order to develop and implement a project or programme related to Olympism at school or university.


DATES OF THE SEMINAR

Arrival in Athens:                               Sunday, 17 September 2023

Arrival in Olympia:                            Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Works of the Seminar:                     Wednesday, 20– Wednesday, 4 October 2023

Departure from Olympia:                 Thursday, 5 October 2023

Departure from Athens:                    Friday, 6 October 2023

 

MAIN TOPIC:                                “Innovating physical education and Olympic values education to build a better world”

 

SPECIAL TOPIC:                         "Renewal and rejuvenation: How can the Olympic Movement remain relevant to youth through physical education and Olympic values education"

                                               

ENROLLMENT

NOAs and NOCs can collaborate with universities and Olympic Studies Centers in order to propose postgraduate students with outstanding academic achievement, aged up to forty-five (45) years old.

 Upon submission of the online application form, all students (in collaboration with their NOC/NOA) will be requested to submit a plan of initiatives they are going to take after the end of the seminar in order to share their experience and disseminate the knowledge acquired during the Seminar. This could include the following:

  • Make at least 1 presentation on their experience at the IOA to their fellow-students and Professors at their university.
  • Cooperate with their respective NOC/NOA in order to develop and implement at least 1 project or programme related to Olympism at a school or university (min reach 100 people).
  • Use Social Media as a means to promote their experience and knowledge gained at the IOA.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  1. detailed CV of the candidate
  2. copy of identity card, passport or other document proving the age of the applicant
  3. passport-size photo in electronic format
  4. recommendation letter from the student’s supervising professor
  5. nomination letter from the respective NOC/NOA/University
  6. motivation letter
  7. the Olympic topic the student is doing research on and an abstract of the paper
  8. official certificate demonstrating the proficiency of the applicant in English (level B2 or higher)

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The platform will be open from Tuesday, 31 January 2023 and the final date for enrollment will be Friday, 28 July 2023, after which the registration platform will be closed.


LANGUAGE

All works of the Seminar are conducted in English, therefore, in order to be accepted to the Seminar, applicants must submit the relevant English certificates or be native speakers.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Selected candidates will have to send to ioa@ioa.org.gr the complete draft of their academic paper (2.500-3.000 words) by Friday, 1 September 2023. The students’ papers will be published in a special IOA publication.

 

EXPENSES

A) Registration fees

As of 2022, all participants will be required to pay registration fees amounting to 150 euros per person.

 

B) Participation fees

The participation fees amount to 1.350 euros per person and must be paid at least ten (10) days prior to the opening of the Seminar via the link that you will be sent upon confirmation of your participation.

Participation fees will cover accommodation and full-board in Athens (only for the nights of 17 September and 5 October), in Nafplion (on 18 September) and in Olympia (from 20 September to 4 October 2023) as well as all local transportation and guided tours related to the official programme of the Seminar. Any additional overnight stay in Athens must be taken in charge by the participants.

Also, please bear in mind that all participants will be allocated in twin rooms, in Athens, Nafplion and in Olympia with no exceptions whatsoever.

 

C) Transport

Air-tickets

Participants must pay for their round-trip air-ticket.

Local transports

The IOA will take care of the participants’ local transport strictly from 17 September (date set for the arrival of the participants in Athens) to 6 October (date set for departure).

 

D) Visa

Participants who need a VISA to enter Greece should address themselves to the Greek Embassy of their country, where they will submit their application along with an invitation letter from the IOA. Should there be no Greek Embassy in some countries a VISA from an Embassy of any country member of the European Union could be accepted. May we remind you once again that any cost concerning the issuing of such a VISA should be borne by the participants themselves.


INFORMATION

For any further information, please, contact us at:

Tel.: + 30. 210. 6878728
Email: ioa@ioa.org.gr

 



1st semester: 15/9 - 18/11/2023, 2nd semester: 7/4 - 9/6/2024
Application deadline: 30 April 2023
IOA, Campus
Host: IOA
Scholarships by IOC
Organizer: IOA & UoP

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Department of Sports Organization and Management (in Sparta-Greece) of the University of Peloponnese in collaboration with the International Olympic Academy organizes for the Academic year of 2023-2024 the Master’s Degree Programme.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level and is supported by the Olympic Solidarity (International Olympic Committee) with a number of scholarships. The educational programme is based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports, and Culture, which constitute the foundation of Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy.

The philosophy of the programme is consistent with the philosophy of the Olympic Movement for the diffusion of the Olympic ideal worldwide, the promotion of knowledge and research in Olympic issues and global participation.


POSTGRADUATE TITLE
The Master’s degree Programme’s title is “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events” (MSc).


OBJECTIVES

  • The promotion of knowledge and research on issues of Olympic philosophy and Olympic Pedagogy, Olympic Education, organization and management of Olympic Games, Mega events and in general Olympic and sport studies.
  • To provide students with specialized knowledge at a postgraduate level on issues related to Olympic Studies as well as the necessary means for their academic, professional or research career.
  • To provide a specialized workforce that will organize and direct Olympic and athletic institutions, promote the growth of programmes of Olympic education on an international level and contribute to the creation of a scientific background for the growth and organization of sports.


APPLICATIONS


The following categories of students may be admitted to the Master’s Degree Programme: bachelor degree holders from Greek and foreign Higher Educational Institutions, preferably officials of National Olympic Academies, National Olympic Committees, the International Olympic Committee, International Federations, National Federations and EU Committees for Education, Culture and Sport or researchers of Centers for Olympic Studies, Schools of Sports Organization and Management, Physical Education, Journalism, Economic Faculties, Pedagogy  Faculties, Humanities and other Departments, as well as corresponding Departments of recognized institutions of equivalent status in Greece and abroad. The number of students is limited to forty (40).

DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The duration of the programme is three (3) semesters. Students are required to attend two semesters (winter and summer, 9 weeks per semester) of lectures in Greece. The third semester is dedicated to the preparation of the master thesis at the student’s place.

LOCATION
The programme will take place in Ancient Olympia, in collaboration with the International Olympic Academy, and in the facilities of the University of Peloponnese in Sparta.

Kindly note that, in both, Ancient Olympia and Sparta students are allocated in twin rooms.


TEACHING PROGRAMME
The presence of the students at all the lectures is mandatory and the submission of module assignments and examinations at the end of each semester as well as the dissertation project at the end of the 3rd semester will determine the success of the participants in this programme.  All lectures are held in English language.

1st Semester   
Mandatory Modules   
1.    The history and philosophy of sport in Antiquity: the birth of sport and its evolution
2.    The modern Olympic Games (revival, historic development of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games - social, political and cultural aspects of the Olympic Games - Olympic Institutions - Olympic Law)
3.    Sport and Ethics – Olympic Philosophy
4.    Olympic Pedagogy I: Development and implementation of Olympic education programmes in schools
5.    Research methods in Social Sciences and Olympic Studies

2nd Semester   
Mandatory Modules   
1.    Olympic Pedagogy II: Development and implementation of Olympic education programmes in schools
2.    Olympic Games and major sports events: Organization and management
3.    Sports marketing and Olympic sponsoring

  Optional Modules (2 from below)  
1.    Olympic Movement and International relations
2.    Integrity in sport
3.    Strategic and operational planning of major sports events
4.     Financial management of sports organizations
5.    Sport policies

3rd semester   
Preparation, submission and presentation of Master’s Thesis.   

TUITION FEES & BOARDING COST
The tuition fees for the programme payable by the students are 5.000,00 Euros (cost per student) for the three semesters. (They are due and payable in three (3) installments, before the beginning of each semester. Additionally, the cost of full boarding at the IOA premises costs 3.500,00 Euros in total for both semesters.                                                                                                                                                     

IOC SCHOLARSHIPS 
Students have the possibility to apply through their National Olympic Committees for a scholarship offered by Olympic Solidarity (IOC) for the tuition fees cost. Olympic Solidarity will provide 10 scholarships for the academic year 2023-24.                                        
Please, also note that students have the possibility to apply through their National Olympic Committees for a scholarship offered by Olympic Solidarity (IOC) for the tickets cost and/or for full boarding cost in the IOA premises.
Applicants who are interested may declare it in the application form and contact their National Olympic Committees or National Olympic Academies for further information.

INFORMATION

For more information on the application procedure as well as the complete text of the call for applications, please check the website: https://olympicmaster.uop.gr/ under the “Admission” section.                                                                                             

In case you have any further enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Master’s Degree programme at:
Tel.: +30 210 6878952
E-mail: master@ioa.org.gr