The study was launched in December 2014 and was carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Institut für Sportwissenschaft und Sport of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. An executive summary is also available.
Recommendations produced by the High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy presented to the European Commission in June 2016.
The study provides a concise update of EU rulings and decisions pertaining to the specificity of sport, reviewing all key European cases in the intervening period, along with number of Commission decisions and relevant national cases. Some key pending issues are also highlighted.
Report from the fourth meeting of the High-Level Group on Grassroots Sport, which took place on 8 April 2016 in Brussels.
Report from the European Commission from the group's second meeting on 22 January 2016.
The study has delivered a set of 25 country profiles in which existing Dual Career policies and programmes at national and regional level are specified per country. Additionally, the study has resulted in the development of an “athlete-centred” quality framework in which all levels of influence (from personal, to institutional, to policy level) are addressed.
See also the executive summary
Report from the European Commission from the group's second meeting on 4 December 2015
Report from the European Commission from the group's first meeting on 9 November 2015.
Report from the European Commission from the group's first meeting on 8 October 2015.
Booklet summarizing the key achievements of the sport projects supported by the European Commission between 2009 and 2013.
If you are interested in EU funding for education, training, youth or sport, then this brochure is for you. It provides essential information about the main opportunities available in these fields.
Sport and physical activity have significant economic, social, educational and health-enhancing value. That is why the EU has launched its first ever funding stream specifically targeting the sport sector. Erasmus+ offers activities to help spread knowledge and encourage cooperation between sport organisations, public authorities and other stakeholders. By providing financial support to the promotion of sport and physical activity, Europe aims to reach out to grassroots sport in particular.
This study provides a comprehensive overview of current practice and legislation as it applies to the prevention of doping and promotes and supports the sharing of best practices in the EU regarding the fight against doping in recreational sport. It concludes with seven recommendations for future action that focus on the need for a coordinated response in relation to the problems arising from doping in recreational sport.
The general objective of this study is to examine and critically assess a number of the most pressing questions of substantive law relating to the existence and exercise of sports organisers' rights in the EU.
This report concerns the provisions and practices on betting-related match fixing in sports within the 28 Member States.
This Eurobarometer survey will contribute to providing some of the data to support the developing policy framework for promoting sport and physical activity.
How the European Commission supported education, youth, culture and sport (2010-2014)
Recommended policy actions in support of dual careers in high-performance sport : approved by the EU Expert Group 'Education & Training in Sport'. These guidelines are addressed primarily to policy makers in the Member States, as inspiration for the formulation and adoption of action-oriented national dual career guidelines and to raise awareness at national level about the concept of dual careers.
A European project : new results
Preparatory actions and special events 2009-2011
Physical Education and Sport at School in Europe maps the state of play of physical education and sport activities at school in 30 European countries. The report covers primary and lower secondary education and provides an insight into the following topics: national strategies and large-scale initiatives where they exist, the status of physical education in national curricula and steering documents, recommended annual taught time, pupil assessment, teacher education, extracurricular activities and planned national reforms.
This brochure summarises key findings of the report "Physical education and sport at school in Europe".
Leaflet presenting the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport 2014 - 2020
This study comes 17 years after the Bosman ruling which transformed transfer practices in professional sport and 11 years after the informal agreement between FIFA, UEFA and the European Commission which, to a large extent, established the new FIFA rules on transfers. The report examines transfer rules adopted in other sports or in other continents and which are aimed at promoting fairer competition.
See also the executive summary.
The purpose of this study is to illustrate how corruption in sport, specifically match-fixing, is covered in national criminal law. To this end, an extensive survey with national ministries in the 27 Member States, sporting organisations and betting operators was carried out.
This study assesses the macroeconomic importance of sport in the EU-27, in particular its growth and employment potential, thereby making a contribution to assess the sector’s role with respect to the Europe 2020 strategy.
This Communication presents the Commission’s proposals for EU-level cooperation in sport for the coming years and puts forward measures to enhance the societal, economic and organisational dimensions of sport.