This programme is designed for experienced managers and executives working in:

  • International, European and national federations;
  • Clubs, leagues and trade unions;
  • European institutions and governments;
  • Partner organisations of sports bodies (media, sponsors, etc.).


Soren Simonsen
Søren Simonsen
Head of Development Department, Danish Handball Association
MESGO II Participant

“Attending the MESGO has been a true eye-opener in terms of good governance in European and North American sport. It has also given me a fantastic network of fellow participants and academic partners throughout Europe. The level of speakers on the MESGO is outstanding, and the balance between academic lectures and good examples from real life is really perfect. Finally, I would say that the places where the sessions are held, with lots of visits to top sports venues and sports organisations, is the final argument for choosing the MESGO. It’s a first-class programme.”

Ekaterina Fedyshina
Ekaterina Fedyshina
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Football Union of Russia
MESGO II Participant

“I decided to join the MESGO programme because of the changes currently occurring in the Russian federation’s top management. Regarding the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the objectives are to present a new image of Russia and for people all around the world to discover another side to the country. The MESGO gave me a clear understanding of the things at stake in our restructuring and taught me how to work efficiently through my association. I enjoyed the sessions very much and the speakers’ level of excellence. The learning is directly applicable to my work and the group of participants is very interesting, with very different profiles but the same interests.”