Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The EAP circuit has always been aware of the extensive social role it plays through the organization of its events.


The EAP circuit was created in 1990 with the intent to allow local athletes to meet other foreign athletes. Almost immediately it appeared that we wanted to deserve athletes and give them the most honest and fair way to compete, all together.

With our conviction and self-sacrifice we were a bit like Don Quixote against the windmills. Suffice it to say that our originality quickly garnered only the sympathy of the community but created a real movement of identity among these athletes who wanted to be judged on the value of their performance against athletes who also respected these same values.
And other athletes, both successful and doubtful, refrained from wanting to participate.
The media, it must be said, did not really understand our orientation, considered as "original" because we did not give them the names of the "usual" stars that they could have put forward.


At that period  we only could ask athletes to declare not to be doped. Initiaed by our Geneva co-founder, in the beginning technology was not accessible in the way we use it today. It's only when fax became accessible to most of us in the mid 90'a that we could start applying some standard and common participation's contracts where athletes declared, on the honor, not to be doped. It was a first, small, but very important steps towards our founding model, our deep identity.

Since the beginning of the 2000s, we started thinning larger (internet was definitely there) and we created some years later our Code of Conduct which not only takes up our position regarding doping, but integrates all other notions of cheating in the broad sense.


We started using the term "#trueathletics", which sums up our entire approach.


The EAP immediately adopted the "I Run Clean®" certification, on the one hand by requiring it from all athletes but by making it obligatory for all members of the EAP circuit, both among the delegations of athletes and coaches/accompanying people as well as among members of organizing committees.


During this same period, that is to say since 2018-19, we have implemented a series of qualitative requirements as part of the process of organizing a meeting. The EAP's "QMP" (Quality meeting program) defines our own standards in terms of logistics, communication, organisation and also the evaluation of each of these points over the 12-month arc, for each meeting.


More recently, and sensitive to the problem of mobbing, sexual harassment and abuse, we have incorporated the notion of "safeguarding" into the EAP. The idea is to raise awareness among all participants (the youngest obviously, but also to warn potential predators) by giving them useful information in the event of a risky situation. At our initiative, this point is now also part of the registration procedure for each athlete.


Always faithful to the promotion of young people, despite the gradual evolution towards the highest level (the meeting has become essential for the best Swiss, European and world athletes), we have always maintained competitions for cadets (which we call today U18).
We have therefore ensured that all meetings on the EAP circuit must also offer at least two disciplines intended for U18s. In early 2024, a specific U18 permanent commission has been created within the EAP governance. This is our future and we must give them dreams and opportunities.
We have created real enthusiasm around these promotional races and are proud to contribute to the future careers of these young talents

DISABILITIES (Para-Athletics)

The EAP propose some opportunities to para-athletes. These people, whether for example blind, amputee, deaf or suffering from another type of disability, are included in the competitions, without distinction. This is part of the “EAP Together” circuit.


Finally, our humanist sensitivity is also interested in the environmental aspects on which we are working.
It is therefore very soon that we will also be able to present our commitment to nature. This will not come down to the simple “recycling” of waste, but to an upstream approach to avoid bad practices and uses.
Our partners will also be chosen based on their own adherence and commitment to these ethical and sustainable values.

This is our approach and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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