The overall guiding purpose of the International Standard for Education (ISE) is to support the preservation of the spirit of sport as outlined in the Code and to help foster a clean sport environment.
The ISE has three (3) main objectives in support of this purpose.
The first objective is to establish mandatory standards which support Signatories in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective Education Programs as stipulated in Code Article 18. The Code, ISE and Guidelines for Education are aligned in such a manner that the Code outlines the framework for Education, the ISE sets out the principles and minimum standards that Education Programs shall include, while the Guidelines for Education aid Signatories to develop and improve their Education Program.
The second objective of the ISE is to provide:
- Definitions of terminology in the Education field.
- Clarity on roles and responsibilities for all Signatories responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Education Programs.
The third objective of the ISE is to help Signatories maximize the use of their resources by:
- Requiring Signatories to establish an Education Pool that shall at a minimum, include Athletes in the Registered Testing Pool and Athletes returning from a sanction.
- Encouraging Signatories to cooperate with others and coordinate their Education activities to minimize duplication.
- Encouraging Signatories to consider the benefits of educating a wider population through Values-Based Education programs to instill the spirit of sport and foster a clean sport environment.
- Encouraging Signatories to engage and leverage the resources and expertise of others, including governments, researchers and educational institutions.
The current version of the ISE went into force on 1 January 2021.
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