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In this section the FEI would like to inform the equestrian community about important programmes of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

All this is material has the copyright of the IOC, but was kindly provided for use in FEI Campus.

1. The IOC Sustainability Strategy

The IOC Sustainability Strategy supports our commitment to contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The world faces significant challenges across a wide spectrum of social, environmental and economic matters. Major issues such as social injustice, economic inequality and climate change are increasingly occupying people around the world. The sporting community is not immune to the impacts of these issues. We believe the Olympic Movement has both an opportunity and a duty to contribute actively to global sustainability in line with our vision: “Building a better world through sport”.

That is why it was pivotal for us when in September 2015 the United Nations (UN) General Assembly confirmed the important role that sport plays in supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 17 SDGs for 2030 provide a common framework for organisations to explain how they plan to contribute to sustainable development and to tackle the key global sustainability challenges. These SDGs include ending poverty, combatting climate change, fighting injustice and inequality, and many other aspirations for a better, more sustainable world.

The core missions of the Olympic Movement, including social development through sport, are already closely aligned with a number of SDGs, notably in the fields of health and well-being (SDG #3), quality education (SDG #4), gender equality (SDG #5), peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG #16) and partnerships for sustainability (SDG #17). By further embedding sustainability in our activities, we believe we could reinforce the IOC’s contribution to these SDGs while contributing to several other SDGs.

Please find below for download:

The Executive Summary of the IOC Sustainability Strategy
The Executive Summary of the IOC Sustainability Strategy
IOC Sustainability Strategy
IOC Sustainability Strategy

2. Olympic Value Education Programme

The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) is a series of free and accessible teaching resources that have been created by the IOC. Using the context of Olympic sports and the core principles of Olympism, participants are encouraged to experience values-based learning and to assume the responsibilities of good citizenship. It communicates the benefit of sport and physical activity through an understanding of Olympism and its impact on individual health, enjoyment, and social interaction.

Physical activity and sport have significant benefits for health, well-being and youth development. Sport can be a fantastic tool for outcomes such as peace, holistic education and social development. Recognizing the unique potential of sport as an educational and communication tool, the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) is a practical set of learning resources designed to inspire and allow young people to experience life values such as excellence, respect and friendship.

The OVEP Toolkit is an extensive, free educational resource packed with ideas, stories, activities that can teach values and inspire youth. It consists of four parts:

  • The Fundamentals of Olympic Values Education Manual: A Sport-based Programme
  • Delivering OVEP PLAYbook: A Practical Guide to Olympic Values Education
  • OVEP Activity Sheets: Exercises to Support Olympic Values Education
  • The Resource Library
  • OVEP Workshop Plan: Learning Through Physical Activity - Train the Trainers

The Olympic Values Education Programme is designed to benefit youth from all walks of life, and all levels of athletic ability and interest. It is not just for budding Olympic athletes.

It can be put into action by teachers and instructors, coaches and sports clubs, governments and educational authorities, members of the Olympic Family, and even parents at home.

To download the OVEP please click HERE