On 10 May, the EU Council (Education, Youth, Culture and Sport) adopted Conclusions on combating doping in recreational sport . The Ministers responsible for sport of the Member States also held a public debate on future challenges in the fight against doping, including in recreational sport. The Council meeting was preceded by a lunch with representatives of the European sport movement, which offered additional opportunities to discuss future challenges in the fight against doping.
The Council also gave the EU Expert Group on Anti-Doping, created in 2011 on the basis of the EU Work Plan for Sport, the go-ahead to prepare an EU contribution to the revision of the International Standards pertaining to the World Anti-Doping Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Council also asked the Expert Group to start preparing recommendations for doping prevention in the field of recreational sport.