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


Steen Tinning

Danish Gymnastic Association, denmark

“In broad terms governance relates to management decision processes. How are decisions made and realized – or not realized? Governance concerns formal organizations as well as various forms of network. In general, good governance is characterized by a high degree of openness, transparency, accountability and democracy. If the organization or network administers financial funds (contingents, donations, sponsorships, public contributions, etc.) it will be good governance to administer these funds on the basis of the political decisions in the organization or network and in compliance with the administrational principles of economy, productivity and efficiency.... … when referred to the Grassroots Sport? Good Governance in Grassroots Sport can be defined within the same frame with the crucial addition that the management decision processes should be organized in a manner that promotes involvement and commitment of the volunteers, possible politicians and employees in the network or organization in question.”