Development for National Federations


Through the Gender Equality Programme of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, the IFSC was given the opportunity to submit two women from Member Federations offering a comprehensive package of leadership and communications tools to a wider group of women.

This programme complements the leadership, diversity and National Federations' support goals of the IFSC, and a total of 21 women were accepted from 19 countries and took the programme with Coach Gabriela Mueller in November 2021.


Youth high-level sport climbers risk-taking and precautionary behaviours: understanding, comparing and preventing

The IFSC in collaboration with the Aix Marseille University and the Luce, étoile filante association is working on a project to better understand youth athletes' risk-taking and precautionary behaviours. The project is structured in three phases: understanding, comparing, and preventing.

The goal of the first phase is to explore youth high-level climbers risk knowledge, perception and management. Semi-structured interviews and focus-group will be conducted at their training center, and/or during a sports exchange and/or after a European competition. During the second phase, the previously described risk knowledge, perception, and management will be quantitatively measured in a large population of youth climbers aged between 14 and 20. In the final part, a risk education programme will be developed based on the results obtained and tested with participating partners.

Additional information about the programme is available here.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the IFSC Research & Development Director at

IFSC Partners