About the Sport Parks Project

European collaborative partnership project initiated and led by the Czech Olympic Committee, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and supported by the International Olympic Committee.

The 2 years long project brings together experts from 7 National Olympic Committees - Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Slovenia - and 1 regional authority (South Bohemia, CZ) with the aim to create an interactive web based handbook, which will provide umbrella sport organisations (NOCs) with recommendations, guidelines, case studies and examples of good practice for the development, organisation, evaluation and sustainability of their own Sport Parks inspired by the Olympics. The handbook will be web-based and the web-platform will be the main output of the project. A particular attention is paid to the cooperation with local authorities, sport federations and clubs as this cooperation is a prerequisite for the sustainability of the initiative.

Main activities

  • Study visits hosted by all partner NOCs
    • 27-29 March 2017– the Netherlands (NOC*NSF)
    • 15-17 May 2017 – Italy (CONI)
    • 11-13 July 2017 – Belgium (BOIC)
    • 3-5 October 2017 – France (CNOSF)
    • 28-30 November 2017 – Finland (FI NOC)
    • April 2018 – Croatia (HR NOC)
    • July 2018 – Slovenia (SL NOC)
  • Development of the Sport Parks interactive handbook, which will be composed of 6 main chapters - Organisation, marketing, communications, resources, sustainability, and evaluation – and tips for common activities.
  • Development of the website
  • Preparation of case studies by project partners
  • Testing of draft recommendations and guidelines during the Winter Olympic Games 2018 by the National Olympic Committees of the Czech Republic, France, Italy and Slovenia
  • Organisation of common activities during the Winter Olympic Games 2018


  • Draft recommendations and guidelines
  • Website structure

2018 February - April

  • Implementation during the Olympics
  • Evaluation
  • Case studies development

2018 May - September

  • Revision of the guidelines and recommendations with experts
  • Case studies finalisation and matching
  • Finalisation of the website