Team Sports and Institutional Partners

The IIHF is grateful to MESGO for its ambitious and comprehensive approach to sport governance education, which has inspired organizations around the world to take impactful actions to improve their governance policies. To be a part of this network and to witness its grow over the years is a testament to their success. There is much to be learned within this program, and we encourage all interested sports leaders to get involved.

Luc Tardif
IIHF President

As MESGO enters a new cycle, the European Handball Federation is proud to have supported several candidates through this integral academic step in modern sports management. It is not only the programme’s core theoretical and practical elements – finance, law, media and management – that attract high-level sport administrators and managers to MESGO, it is also the certainty that it is an exemplary education that will boost participants’ future career prospects. As we continue to support the candidates’ success, the European Handball Federation remains a proud partner of the MESGO programme.

Michael Wiederer
EHF President

MESGO is an opportunity for modern sports executives to gain in-depth firsthand experience of the inner workings of professional sports management. Its strength lies in its diversity: people working in different sports come together to learn through sharing and analysing their various experiences. This gives them all an insight into different approaches by different sports in different situations. Educating our people about how to respond to the challenges of modern sport is essential and sport stands to benefit from the MESGO programme.

Andreas Zagklis
FIBA Secretary General

Sport governance has become a topical issue for both the world of sport and for public authorities. A thorough understanding of the issues concerning compliance with international and European law is critical for sports leaders, in particular when it  comes to human rights and EU law. Similarly, governments that offer the most support to sports activities, should be aware of today’s challenges in its global development. EPAS therefore welcomes MESGO’s efforts to promote knowledge on such matters and to build bridges linking the perceptions of state sports authorities with those of sports organisations.

Stanislas Frossard
EPAS Executive Secretary
Directorate of Anti-Discrimination