FIS has recently adopted a policy to safeguard athletes and participants and prevent harassment and abuse. The FIS Snow Safe Policy was approved by the FIS Council and Congress in Costa Navarino, May 2018.
In addition to the core policy, the FIS Major Events Guidelines, notably FIS World Championships and Junior World Championships are now in place.
FIS is committed that theenvironment in which all athletes, staff and volunteers who participate in various FIS events and programmes provides a safe experience without the fear of discrimination or degrading treatment. Their welfare is paramount.
The FIS Snow Safe Policy sets out the various forms of harassment and abuse, and the impact that abuse can have on the individual, and on the organisation. It outlines the processes that may follow an allegation of abuse, and the routes for reporting suspected abuse.
The Snow Safe Policy also sets out the need for National Ski Associations to develop their own policies and procedures. The first step to support the NSAs will be included in the Youth & Children’s Seminar at the FIS Technical Meetings in Zürich on Wednesday 26th September. Representatives from all NSAs are encouraged to attend this Seminar.