The EU Sport Forum 2012, the key platform for dialogue on sport at EU level organised by the European Commission, will take place on 19-20 September in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The EU Sport Forum, which coincides with an informal meeting of EU Sport Ministers, is held annually. The event is an opportunity for the Commission to inform the sport movement about its current proposals and to listen to their views. It brings together 250 delegates, including leading figures from the international and European Olympic Committees, European federations, sport for all organisations, and organisations of leagues, clubs and athletes.
Participants will discuss topics such as the fight against match-fixing, the contribution of sport and physical activity to the EU economy, good governance in sport, European social dialogue with employers and athletes, and future EU funding for grassroots sport. They are expected to endorse a 'Declaration on the fight against match-fixing'.
Commissioner Vassiliou will take part in two high-level panels which will focus on the contribution of sport and health-enhancing physical activity to Europe's economy and the fight against match-fixing.
The Sport Forum will also showcase EU-funded projects implemented during the past two years, aimed at supporting the fight against doping, access to sport for the disabled, gender equality, physical activity, volunteering in sport, the fight against violence and intolerance in sport, social inclusion of immigrants, and the promotion of good governance in sport. Since 2009 the Commission has provided more than €12 million in support of such projects in these and other areas.
This year the EU Sport Forum 2012 will be broadcast via Live Streaming
More information: Agenda [350 KB] ; Panellists & Moderators Short CVs [2 MB] ; Timetable of 2010 Preparatory Action Parallel workshops [191 KB]
The results of the EU Sport Forum 2012 will be made available on this website.
Videos and documents from the 2011 Sport Forum held in Budapest: