EU Sport Forum 2017

EU Sport Forum 2017

This event is the biggest gathering of stakeholders in the sport sector, with over 350 delegates from EU institutions, Member States, sport organizations and other NGOs participating. This edition was organized by the Maltese presidency on 8-9th of March in St. Julian’s. The main focus was put on grassroots sport, but a number of other issues and currents in the European sport sector, including sessions on good governance and anti-doping was also dealt with.

The Commission’s dedication to use the Forum to engage in a structured dialogue is appreciated, but it is hard to escape the impression that the Olympic movement seems to be a privileged entity claiming to represent sport on many occassions. A wider stakeholder representation and involvement would be more appropriate and surely would benefit the exchanges.

The EU Sport Forum included the networking area, which was a great initiative aiming to foster cooperation between different organizations and EU funded projects around topics of common interest. EU Athletes was there to represent our Erasmus+ Supporting Women Athletes From Europe (SWAFE) project in the “Women in Sport” theme.

More information on the event can be found on the European Commission website: www.ec.europa.eu/sport/events/201700127-eu-sport-forum_en, pictures and videos from the Forum will follow.

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Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport

Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport

European Sport Ministers have met on 28-30th of November in Budapest, Hungary for a conference organised by the Council of Europe under its Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport. The main themes of the meeting were the anti-doping, promoting the Convention on match-fixing and good governance in sport. EU Athletes’ policy officer Paulina Tomczyk was there to present our position on anti-doping, with an empasizis on governance deficiencies, lack of appropriate athletes’ representation, neccessity to protect athletes’ rights, inefficiency of anti-doping programmes and need for more research in this field. More pictures and information about the conference can be consulted here: http://epas2016.hu/

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EU Athletes at the EP Sport Report hearing

EU Athletes at the EP Sport Report hearing

On the 12th of October at the European Parliament, EU Athletes has participated in the hearing on the draft report “Integrated approach to sport policy: good governance, accessibility and integrity”, organized by the rapporteur, Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula. The statement of EU Athletes’ General Secretary Jeff Reymond and the full video from the meeting is available online: https://alde.livecasts.eu/european-sport-policy

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EU Anti-doping Conference

EU Anti-doping Conference

The conference under the title “The fight against doping in the EU legal framework: balance between effective anti-doping
measures and fundamental rights” was held on the 15th of June in Amsterdam.

Anti-doping has been defined as one the priorities in the field of sport for the Dutch Presidency of the EU, who has organized this event. The debate was focused around the questions of the impact of the new EU legislation on data protection on athletes and other current issues related to combating doping in sport. EUA General Secretary Jeff Reymond represented views of athletes on anti-doping system as an invited member of the discussion panel.

 

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