National Centre for the Sport Developpement
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The National Centre for Sports Development (CNDS), as a public administrative institution, coordinates the links between sports activities, local authorities and qualified individuals. In addition to the governance structure dictated by the sports code, that of the Board of Directors, the Programming Board and regional councils, the institution relies on the expertise of different people and organisations in sport within several committees and working groups, for the application of its guidelines.

The Board of Directors

CNDS’ Board of Directors consists of twenty-one members. Its Chairwoman, Mrs. Béatrice Barbusse was appointed by decree on 16th March 2015.

The rest of the board is composed of twenty members of whom four are ex-officio members (ministers responsible for sports and budget, the President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee CNOSF, and the Director of Sports), four representatives of the ministry in charge of sports, five representatives of the national sports organisation community, three representatives from local authorities, and four qualified members.

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The Programming Board

The Programming Board is responsible for submitting opinions to the board members on the Managing Director of CNDS’ proposed allocation of equipment subsidies. Its president, Mr. Paul-André Tramier was appointed by decree on 14th October 2013, on the recommendation of the president of the CNOSF.

Aside from its president, the Programming Board is made up of five members, of whom two are public representatives, two from the national sports organisation community and one representative from the National Association of Elected Sports Officials (ANDES). The Programming Board is usually consulted on issues relating to equipment subsidisation.

Territorial Councils

A territorial council has been set up for CNDS in each region in order to ensure collaboration at the local level on the institution’s decentralised funding (territorial allocations).

These include subsidies for sports clubs, county and regional sports federation committees, the Olympic and Sports Regional Council (CROS), the Olympic and Sports County Council (CDOS) and the Olympic and Sports Territorial Council (CTOS). Jointly presided over by the regional prefect, the institution’s territorial delegate, and by the President of the CROS, it is made up of representatives from the state, the national sports organisation community, and, for consultation purposes, territorial councils.

The territorial delegate is aided by a deputy territorial delegate who is appointed by CNDS’ Managing Director on the territorial delegate’s recommendation, and is chosen from among the decentralised state department heads in charge of sports, or their deputies.

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Specific committees have been set up to facilitate CNDS’ work, and in particular, to realise the decisions made by the board. These committees have been established either formally through board deliberation, or informally.

a) The Employment Committee

Established in 2007, it aids the board by putting forward appropriate proposals on matters relating to the development of employment within the national sports organisation community.

It is headed by Mr. Jean-Pierre Mougin, Deputy Vice-Chairman in charge of employment, training and qualification. The committee is also made up of three state representatives, three representatives from the national sports organisation community and three representatives from regional authorities.

b) The Accessibility Committee

An informal committee brought together by CNDS’ Managing Director prior to making subsidy allocation decisions on making sports equipment more accessible.

This committee provides a technical perspective (as does CNDS’ general guidelines) on the allocation of funds.

The committee is composed of representatives from the Sports Directive (DS), the French Federation for Disability in Sport (FFH) and the French Federation for Adapted Sport (FFSA).

c) The Audio-visual Funds Committee

In 2013, the board decided to create a fund to support the audio-visual production of events and programmes which promote sport for women and for the disabled.

The Managing Director depends on a committee composed of experts in the field of audio-visual production (the Commission for Audio-visual Excellence, the National Centre of Cinema and Motion Pictures and an independent expert). Representatives from various federations, professional sports leagues, the French Sports and Paralympic Committee and the French National Sports and Olympic Committee.

d) The technical working group ‘Large international sporting events’ (GESI)

As part of the framework of shared and joint instruction procedure on dealing with requests for help with applying for and organising GESI, the Managing Director organises meetings bringing together representatives from the CNOSF, the Inter-ministerial Delegation for Large Sporting Events (DIGES) and from the Sports Directive, in order to share CNDS’ support priorities.
This collective thought process :

  • • Helps to identify which projects are priority for French sport and to verify their compatibility with the sporting calendar and the means available.
  • • Informs federations of what sort of support is available, before they commit themselves officially to an application to the international federation.
  • • Improves the overall coherence of the support offered to federations by the different bodies.
  • • Contributes to the formalisation of an on-going strategy for hosting sports events in France.
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