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Webinar: Safeguarding children in sport - from research to action

Webinar: Safeguarding children in sport - from research to action

In this webinar, the safeguarding processes in the Netherlands will be discussed. Part of a series of webinars to find out how different countries in Europe have set up their child safeguarding strategies and roles, organised by the European Union and Council of Europe.


Thu, 01/28/2021

WHEN: Thursday 28 January 2021: 12.00-14.00 CET

In this webinar, NOC*NSF Director Gerard Dielessen will explain how a joint line of responsibility on the topic with the national sports federations has been established, following a national survey on sexual harassment and abuse in sport (2017) and in cooperation with the Dutch Government, and what measures this has led to. Then, Nicolette van Veldhoven will present the latest prevalence figures for transgressive behaviour in Dutch sports (emotional, physical and sexual) and the pedagogical approach that will support prevention at clubs working closely with the national federations.

Opening and welcome

  • Ms Viktoria Slavkova, member of the EPAS Governing Board, Director of European Programmes, Projects and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Bulgaria


  • Mr Gerard Dielessen, Secretary General NOC*NSF
  • Dr Nicolette (H.M.J.) Schipper van Veldhoven, Senior Advisor Youth Sport, NOC*NSF and Professor in Sport Pedagogy, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

To register for the webinar, click here.

Find out more about the webinar series.

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