Main priorities of the Polish Presidency of the EU

 
Main priorities of the Polish Presidency of the EU

A new Trio of Presidencies of the Council of the European Union with responsibility for the functioning of the Council of the Union European has begun with Poland. Poland, who has taken over the reigns from Hungary, is holding the presidency from July to December 2011 and will be followed by Denmark (January – June 2012) and then Cyprus (July – December 2012). The main objective of the Polish Presidency shall be that of leading the European Union towards faster economic growth, and an enhanced political community.

Regarding the specific sport priorities, the official programme of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union underlined that the Presidency will initiate a discussion on risks to the integrity of sport focusing mainly on those caused by corruption. Moreover, the Presidency will focus on the social and economic dimension of sport, stressing issues relating to social exclusion and the significant impact of sport on the economy.

It is also planned through the Presidency that the Council adopts the following documents concerning sports: the conclusions on sports volunteering, a resolution on the representation of the EU in WADA and the coordination of the EU position prior to the meetings of WADA, and the conclusions on the fixing of the results in sporting events.

The following meetings concerning sport will be organised by Ministry of Sport and Tourism during Polish Presidency of the EU Council:

      Experts Conference ‘From volunteering to leadership in sport’
      13 – 14 September 2011, Warsaw

      Informal Meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Sport 
      13 – 14 October 2011, Cracow

      Informal Meeting of EU Sport Directors
      14 – 16 December 2011, Gdansk

 
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