Our three main pillars:

Empowering Elite Athletes to Speak their Mind

Athletes have an increasing influence as role models and have a unique position and responsibility in using their voices for different causes.

Enhancing Athlete’s Communication Skills

Being able to communicate effectively is an essential life skill of the 21st century, and has a positive effect on elite athlete’s careers.

Supporting Dual Careers

Communication improvements can contribute to the success of Dual Career athletes, bringing benefits to their lifestyle management and future employment

Our Objectives:

The Athletes Speakers project aims to develop, test and implement an innovative tailor-made education and training programme that empowers elite athletes to become active through the improvement of their communication skills. Having good communication skills is key to influencing others and creating powerful teams, and relationships where to join forces and achieve successful outcomes. The project’s actions are built on three distinctive objectives:

1. To research other communication programmes focused on communication for athletes, which will provide valuable information and support the quality and innovation of Athletes Speakers.

2. To offer an innovative programme focused on the development of athletes’ communication skills, targeting elite athletes equally distributed according to their gender, with and without disabilities.

3. To raise awareness and sustainability of the Athletes Speakers programme, expanding its reach and accessibility.

In the scope of the project, an education and training programme will be developed, alongside a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), specific tutorials held on a YouTube channel and a Handbook with guidelines for sports organisations about how to implement the programme and increase the voice of athletes. The project will engage 56 active elite athletes, who are in need of support to improve their public image and recognition as role models, which primarily affects their upcoming career transition.

Our Consortium

The Athletes Speakers project is led by the Olympic Committee of Macedonia, and has partners with extensive experince in sport, dual careers and education all over Europe.

Olympic Committee of North Macedonia


Coordinator. North Macedonia.

Sport Evolution Alliance


Partner. Portugal.

European Network for Innovation and Knowledge


Partner. The Netherlands.

Olympic Committee of Slovakia


Partner. Slovakia.

Champions Factory


Partner. Ireland.

Spanish Futsal Players Association


Partner. Spain.

Lessons & Materials

Access to all our learning materials, coming soon.

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Bul. ASNOM 1, Skopjie, North Macedonia.

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