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The full texts of European legislation (Directives, Regulations, Decisions etc…) and other official documents (Communications etc…) are available from the EU's Eur-Lex website. Sport related publications can be found on EU Bookshop
Study on the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines

Study on the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines

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.

 
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Report to Commissioner Tibor Navracsics from the High Level Group on Sport Diplomacypdf(1.25 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

Recommendations produced by the High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy presented to the European Commission in June 2016.

 
Mapping and Analysis of the Specificity of Sport - A Report to the European Commission

Mapping and Analysis of the Specificity of Sport - A Report to the European Commissionpdf(1.66 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

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.

Executive summarypdf(650 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

 
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High Level Group on Grassroots Sport (4th meeting)pdf(366 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

Report from the fourth meeting of the High-Level Group on Grassroots Sport, which took place on 8 April 2016 in Brussels.

 
High Level Group on Grassroots Sport (2nd meeting)

High Level Group on Grassroots Sport (2nd meeting)pdf(366 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

Report from the European Commission from the group's second meeting on 22 January 2016.

 
Study on the minimum quality requirements for dual career services

Study on the minimum quality requirements for dual career services

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

 
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High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy (2nd meeting)pdf(243 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

Report from the European Commission from the group's second meeting on 4 December 2015

 
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High Level Group on Grassroots Sport (1st meeting)pdf(482 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

Report from the European Commission from the group's first meeting on 9 November 2015.

 
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High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy (1st meeting)pdf(367 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

Report from the European Commission from the group's first meeting on 8 October 2015.

 
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Preparatory actions and special events 2009-2013

Booklet summarizing the key achievements of the sport projects supported by the European Commission between 2009 and 2013.

 
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Erasmus+ - A guide to European Union opportunities in education, training, youth and sport : changing lives, opening minds

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.

 
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Erasmus+ - Supporting sport in the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport 2014-2020 : changing lives, opening minds

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.

 
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Study on doping prevention - A map of legal, regulatory and prevention practice provisions in EU 28

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.

 
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Study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union

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.

 
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Study on risk assessment and management and prevention of conflicts of interest in the prevention and fight against betting-related match fixing in the EU 28

This report concerns the provisions and practices on betting-related match fixing in sports within the 28 Member States.

 
Sport and physical activity

Sport and physical activity

This Eurobarometer survey will contribute to providing some of the data to support the developing policy framework for promoting sport and physical activity.

See also the summary and the annexes.

 
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Preparing for life

How the European Commission supported education, youth, culture and sport (2010-2014)

 
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EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes

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.

 
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Sport Satellite Accounts

A European project : new results

 
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Towards an EU Funding Stream for sport

Preparatory actions and special events 2009-2011

 
Physical education and sport at school in Europe

Physical education and sport at school in Europe

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.

 
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Physical education and sport at school in Europe

This brochure summarises key findings of the report "Physical education and sport at school in Europe".

 
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Erasmus+ - Changing lives, opening minds

Leaflet presenting the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport 2014 - 2020

 
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Study on the Economic and Legal Aspects of Transfers of Playerspdf(6.75 Mb)

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.

 
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Match-fixing in sport – A mapping of criminal law provisions in EU 27

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.

 
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Study on the contribution of sport to economic growth and employment in the EU

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.

 
Communication on Sport

Communication on sport - Developing the European Dimension in Sport

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.

 
 

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