European Youth Olympics Festival

European Young Olympic Ambassadors (EYOA)


The European Young Olympic Ambassador (EYOA) Programme aims to strengthen Olympic values among young athletes participating at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).

The EYOA Programme invests in a group of young people who are inspired by sport and the Olympic values and wish to contribute in building a strong value-based foundation for the international sporting community.

The EYOA brings together 50 young people who share the same passion, energy, motivation and who strive to inspire young athletes to follow the Olympic values on and off the field.

The purpose of the programme is to work towards implementing Recommendation 22 of Olympic Agenda 2020: spreading Olympic values-based education.


The participation of the EYOA in the European Youth Olympic Festival is open to all European young athletes nominated by their National Olympic Committee (NOC), which need to be a Member of the EOC. The nomination is subject to the current EYOF Charter and EOC regulations on age categories and quotas for each EYOF edition.