After the successful completion of our European project CoachNet and the “Voice of the Coach” conference in Leeds in March 2013, the ICCE organised its 1st European Meeting of Coaches Associations and Coaching Organisations. The meeting was held in Köln, Germany in cooperation with our Lead Partner Trainerakademie on Tuesday 15th April 2014.

Participants from 23 countries and from a number of international federations listened to presentations of Claudia Bokel (IOC), Bart Ooijen (European Commission), ICCE president John Bales and others and discussed the great challenges that coaches and their representative organisations are currently facing, both in the field of education and working conditions. As well as addressing these challenges, the meeting also discussed issues related to the coaching professions and to the future representation at a European level.

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All presentations can be downloaded here:

CoachNet, a network in EU perspective – B. Ooijen

IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission & Activities – C. Bokel

Raising the Coach's Game – F. Dick

Coaching: building the profession, strengthening the voice – J. Bales

History and Purpose, Best Practices, Debate – J. Curado

ICCE – L. Petrovic

Outcomes and Action – L. Petrovic

Coaching Council

The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.