The inaugural kick-off meeting on 25 –26 January 2024, marked a significant milestone in the SIGGS 3.0 project, setting the tone for an ambitious and impactful journey. Hosted at the EOC EU Office's premises, the meeting brought together the project partners (EOC EU Office and Symantra) to deliberate on key cooperation parameters and align on a comprehensive work plan.
Central to our discussions was the strategic planning of initial deliverables, a pivotal step in shaping the trajectory of the SIGGS 3.0 project. Aligned in our dedication to advancing governance in sports organizations, the consortium envisions unveiling the SIGGS 3.0 tool, accompanied by a comprehensive Users’ Audio-Visual Manual, by the close of 2024. This dynamic duo is poised to act as a catalyst, fostering robust governance standards effectively.
One of the highlights of the kick-off meeting was the engagement with SIGGS self-evaluation tool users through a dynamic hybrid session. This session was strategically designed to tap into the invaluable past experiences of users, gathering insights crucial for shaping future updates and enhancements to the SIGGS self-evaluation tool.
The interactive nature of this session fostered a collaborative environment where user perspectives played a pivotal role in refining the tool. Their feedback is instrumental in ensuring that SIGGS 3.0 becomes an even more user-centric and effective resource for sports organizations seeking to enhance their governance practices.
Addressing the importance of easy and fast access, we are exploring measures to ensure barrier-free signing-in. The insights gained have also prompted us to acknowledging the significance of catering to diverse language preferences. Moreover, considerations regarding benchmarking results are informing our ongoing efforts to refine the tool, with a focus on providing users the ability to assess and compare their governance standards with peers across the same type of sports organizations. These potential improvements align with our commitment to continuous refinement and a user-centric approach.
As the SIGGS 3.0 project unfolds, the success of the kick-off meeting serves as a testament to the shared dedication of the consortium members and the active involvement of SIGGS tool users. The collaboration and insights gained during this meeting set a promising trajectory for achieving the project's objectives and making a lasting impact on the landscape of good governance in sports. Stay tuned for further developments as we embark on this transformative journey together.