Priorities of the Danish Presidency of the EU in the field of sport

Priorities of the Danish Presidency of the EU in the field of sport

The 1 January 2012 marked the start of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will run for the first half of 2012. The rotation of the EU Presidency will see Denmark hold the position for the seventh time since joining the European Community in 1973.
The Danish Presidency will oversee for the implementation of the European Commission’s proposal for a Sport sub programme, continue the fight against match fixing and doping in sport, and promote sport for all in Europe.

Furthermore the Presidency will seek to further develop EU cooperation in Sport, concentrating on the following elements:

  • Promoting fairness and openness in sporting competitions.
  • Promoting cooperation between bodies responsible for sports.
  • Protecting the physical and moral integrity of sportsmen and sportswomen.

The framework for creating a European dimension on Sport is described through the EU work plan for sport which will cover the period 2011-2014. Within the work plan there are three areas of focus:

  • Integrity of sport, in particular the fight against doping, match-fixing and the promotion of good governance.
  • Social values of sport, in particular health, social inclusion, education and volunteering.
  • Economic aspects of sport, in particular sustainable financing of grassroots sports and evidence-based policy making.

For further information please visit the Danish EU Presidency Website

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