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2020 IAEH Members’ Survey Full Results

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The IAEH consults its members every year to understand their experiences and expectations, key areas of interest and to make sure the activities proposed remain relevant. Thisyear, with the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its impact on events globally, the need to ensure the IAEH provides the right content, in the right format, is more important than ever.

This year, 24 out of 41 members, participated and shared their thoughts on the IAEH resources, activities and administration. The survey also included a section with questions related to the COVID-19 crisis.

This document lists the full results of the 2020 Members’ Survey.

2019-2020 IAEH Annual Report

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This report summarises the IAEH activities between April 2019 and April 2020 and includes information on current membership, current administration, and plans for 2020-2021. It also informs members on IAEH’s finance as well as budget for the year ahead.

Glasgow 2018 European Championships Evaluation Report

The European Championships is a new multi-sport event that was co-hosted by Glasgow and Berlin in 2018. The inaugural event incorporated the existing European Championships for athletics and combined with aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and golf.

This study, commissioned by Glasgow City Council, is a Post event evaluation report including sporting and cultural legacy, economic impacts, social and community benefits and more.

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Report

The post games report of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games compiled by the office of the Commonwealth Games, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games and published by the State of Queensland.

This report includes sections on legacy, governance and finance.

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OECD Recommendation on Global Events and Local Development

The Recommendation on Global Events and Local Development was adopted by the OECD Council meeting at Ministerial level on 30 May 2018. It aims to provide members and non-members with a comprehensive overview of the main tenets of the framework conditions required to realise more sustainable global events and more effective delivery mechanisms and to build stronger capacities to leverage local benefits.

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Local Development Benefits from Staging Global Events

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This report was developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and published in 2008.

The OECD Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED), concerned with the issue of how major international events can help promote local development, approved key principles which were published in this report and have been used by cities and national governments as guidance for bidding, hosting and leveraging local benefits. The author proposes a framework for the local benefits of global events and presents several case studies on trade fairs and exhibition events, cultural events, sports events, and political summits and conference events.

The LEED Programme, having observed the catalytic nature of global events, started from the premise that capturing local benefits does not happen automatically or by accident. The report stated “the most successful host countries and cities have a long term plan that the event helps them to implement, and a dedicated management effort aimed at securing the benefits and the legacy for some time before the event is staged, and for several years afterwards. And will have ensured that the highest levels of integrity are demonstrated throughout the process”.

The IAEH is collaborating with the OECD in revising and further developing the key principles and recommendations on global events and local development.


The Bid Experience

This report published in 2014 is an evaluation of the Winter Games Bids 2010 – 2018 and offers recommendations for the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020. It was jointly produced by the Austrian Olympic Committee, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the Swedish Olympic Committee and the Swiss Olympic Association.

The striking element welding all four committees together is the fact that all had Olympic bids lost due to a lack in national or at least regional public or political support. The affected committees therefore initiated a comprehensive review of past bid processes to identify the challenges of the current bidding procedure as well as to propose possible solutions.

Eight high priority challenges were identified and subsumed under three major topics: the process of bidding, the costs of the games, the scale of the games. The solution proposed is to rethink the bidding procedure in order to reduce complexity and increase transparency and flexibility for potential bid cities.

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