EU Policy and Strategy on sport

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Conclusions of the Council on the role of coaches in society

  • 21 November 2017
  • Date: 21 November 2017
  • Organisation: Council of the European Union
  • Theme: Policy, Sport in Europe, Education, Social Incldusion, Health Promotion, Coaching

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council took place in Brussels on 20 and 21 November 2017

The Council session on sport led with a policy debate, covering the main challenges facing sport in the 21st century and co-operation between the EU, Governments, and the sport movement. The debate highlighted the crucial role of sport for society as a whole and the importance of protecting the autonomy and integrity of sport.

Council conclusions on the role of coaches in society were adopted. These conclusions highlight the central role played by coaches in supervising sports’ activities and the expansion of their field of activity in recent years. Today, the focus on sport achievements is only one aspect of the tasks of coaches, as it is now expected to play a role in developing soft skills and values that are important for contemporary societies.

Coaches can also have a significant role in strengthening the human and social capital and thus have a positive impact on young athletes’ personal development and upbringing. Coaches can also help to develop and promote cohesive societies as they work daily with people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This helps to enhance solidarity, tolerance and mutual respect among various groups and communities.

The conclusions invite member states to set up the appropriate frameworks to support coaches’ efforts to acquire additional skills and competences that correspond to the expectations of today’s society.

  • Coucnil conclusions on the role of coaches in society

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Resolution of the Council on further developing the EU Structured Dialogue on sport

  • 21 November 2017
  • Date: 21 November 2017
  • Organisation: Council of the European Union
  • Theme: Policy, Sport in Europe, Structured Dialogue

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council took place in Brussels on 20 and 21 November 2017

The Council session on sport led with a policy debate, covering the main challenges facing sport in the 21st century and co-operation between the EU, Governments, and the sport movement. The debate highlighted the crucial role of sport for society as a whole and the importance of protecting the autonomy and integrity of sport.

Resolution of the Council on further developing the EU Structured Dialogue on sport was adopted. It is noteworthy that the resolution underlines the importance to invite the  the highest representatives of sports movement, European institutions and other relevant sport stakeholderst to  Sport Directors’ meetings.

  • Resolution of the Council on structured dialogue

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Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • 22 September 2017
  • Date: 22 September 2017
  • Organisation: European Commission
  • Theme: Healthy Lifestyle

The Call was presented on the occasion of the official opening of the European Week of Sport 2018 by Commissioner Navracsics. Co-signed by Commissioners Andriukaitis (Health and food safety) and Hogan (Agriculture and rural development), the call sets out joint actions to promote healthy lifestyles.

With scientific evidence clearly showing that sedentary lifestyles and a poor diet can lead to ill health, particularly later in life, the aim of the Tartu call is to encourage a more consistent and effective approach across Europe towards the promotion of healthy lifestyles, making use of EU initiatives and funding where available, to improve the health not only of citizens but also of EU public finances. The document thus sets out a roadmap for promoting healthy lifestyles in Europe, particular amongst children, over the next two years.

The call contains 15 commitments bringing together work in a range of fields, such as sport, food, health, innovation and research, to promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Tartu Call for Healthy Lifestyles

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Resolution of the Council on a European Union Work Plan for Sport for 2017-2020

  • 23 May 2017
  • Date: 23 May 2017
  • Organisation: Council of the European Union
  • Theme: Policy, Sport in Europe, Health Promotion, Dual Career

On 23rd of May 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted a resolution on a European Union Work Plan for Sport for the period 2017-2020.

The Work Plan for Sport is based on the results form the first two EU Work Plans for Sport (2011-2014 and 2014-2017) and on the list of themes identified in the Communication and the White Paper on Sport. It is meant to be a flexible framework and instrument, capable of responding in a timely way to developments in the field of sport and to take into account the priorities of the future Presidencies.

The three main priorities set for 2017-2020 are:

  • sports integrity,
  • economic dimension of sport
  • sport and society

The foreseen working structures include expert groups, conferences and seminars, as well as cluster meetings.

The plan specifically “acknowledged the need to cooperate with third countries, in particular candidate countries and potential candidates to the EU, to promote European values through sport diplomacy”.

  • EU Work Plan for Sport 2017 2020

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Council conclusions on sport diplomacy

  • 22 November 2016
  • Date: 22 November 2016
  • Organisation: Council of the European Union
  • Theme: Policy, Sport in Europe, Structured Dialogue, Sport Diplomacy

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council took place in Brussels on 21-22 November 2016.

The concept of sport diplomacy at the EU level was introduced by the European Commission in 2015. The High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy, which was created in 2015 at the request of Commissioner Navracsics, delivered a Report with several recommendations in June 2016. Following this work, Council Conclusions on Sport Diplomacy were adopted -under the Slovak presidency- by all the EU Ministers responsible for sport.

  • Council Conclusions on sport diplomacy

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Resolution on a European Union Work Plan for Sport for 2014-2017

  • 21 May 2014
  • Date: 21 May 2014
  • Organisation: Council of the European Union
  • Theme: Policy, Sport in Europe, Health Promotion, Dual Career

On 21st of May 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted a resolution on a European Union Work Plan for Sport for the period 2014-2017.

The Work Plan for Sport is based on the results form the First EU Work Plan for Sport (2011-2014) and on the list of themes identified in the Communication and the White Paper on Sport.

A priority should be given by Member States and the Commission for the period covered by the present work plan on the following three themes:

  1. Integrity of sport
  2. The economic dimension of sport
  3. Sport and society.

 

The following Experts Group were created:

  • Expert Group on Match-Fixing
  • Expert Group on Good Governance
  • Expert Group on the Economic Dimension
  • Expert Group on HEPA
  • Expert Group on Human Resource Management in Sport<;

  • Resolution on EU Work Plan for Port 2014 2017

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