Good Governance in Grassroots Sport Vester Voldgade 100, 2, DK-1552 Copenhagen, Denmark +45 29 48 55 51 /


UISP, Italy

Contact Person

  • Daniela Conti
  • Carlo Balestri
  • Pippo Russo


1. What is the meaning of Grassroots sport for you?

With Grassroots Sport we do mean a set of free and/or cheap structures and activities that empowers people in the search for an active sport lifestyle.


2. How do you define Good governance as general concept? How do you define Good Governance when referred to Grassroots sport?

In my opinion, Good Governance concerns large shared goals and large shared methods to define and accomplish those goals. In sport, Good Governance is the largest involvement of actors (individuals and/or groups) in defining sport goals and methods to catch them.


3. What are your organization’s priorities and main principles in good governance in grassroots sport?

Firstly, there’s the attention to the individual as an actor who has its needs and requests. Second, there’s the democratic base of participation and decision. Finally, the greater task of my organization is to promote green and healthy sport and loisir practices.


4. What kind of skills and experiences should board members-political leaders in sport have to meet the requirements and principles of Good Governance?

They need to have firstly a clear vision and strong capacities to read the change processes (framing capacities). They also need to be organizational leaders, that is to say having capacities to run large and small groups to define and catch objectives.  And  they need have to be good in communication, inside and outside the organization, not only to communicate the tasks and points of view of organization, but also its place in society