16th International Session for NOAs and NOCs delegates
Dates of the Session
Arrival in Athens: Sunday, 16 July 2023
Departure for Olympia: Monday, 17 July 2023
Works of the Session: Monday, 17 July – Thursday, 20 July 2023
Departure from Olympia: Friday, 21 July 2023
Departure from Athens: Saturday, 22 July 2023
"Innovating physical education and Olympic values education to build a better world"
The platform will be open from Monday, 20 March 2023 and the final date for enrollment will be Monday, 15 May 2023, after which the registration platform will be closed.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.
Final Registration Date
The platform will be open from Monday, 20 March 2023 and the final date for enrollment will be Monday, 15 May 2023, after which the registration platform will be closed.
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.
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.
Here is the information needed for a bank transfer.
Name: INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC ACADEMY
Bank: ALPHA BANK (SPYROU MERKOURI BRANCH)
Account number: 362-00-2002-003736
IBAN: GR87 0140 3620 3620 0200 2003 736
SWIFT (BIC): CR BAGRAAXXX
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.
The IOA will take care of the participants’ local transport strictly from July 16th (date set for the arrival of the participants in Athens) to July 22nd (date set for departure).
Accommodation both in Athens (only for the nights of 16 and 21 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 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.
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.
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.
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