01The office was established in 1993 as "EU Office of German Sports" in Brussels.
02 During the following years, the Europeanisation of the office took place as sport organisations from other EU countries started to join.
03 Following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the first EU competence in the field of sport, the decision was taken to transform the office in a real European representation office under the umbrella of the European Olympic Committees (EOC).
04 On 20 February 2009, the office was officially transformed into "EOC EU Office". The partner network at the time of establishment consisted of 14 partner organisations. The EOC EU Office was officially opened by Patrick Hickey, President of the EOC, Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
“I cannot remember a time when we have faced so many crises at the same time. The mission of sport in addressing all these crises and changes is to make the world a better place through sport.”