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Doping Prevention - A map of Legal, Regulatory and Prevention Practice Provisions in EU 28

Doping Prevention - A map of Legal, Regulatory and Prevention Practice Provisions in EU 28

The study was launched in January 2014 and was carried out by a consortium composed of fourteen internationally recognised experts led by EHFA (European Health and Fitness Association, which has become EuropeActive).

 
Erasmus+: Sport, 2014 selection results published

08/12/2014

Erasmus+: Sport, 2014 selection results published

The results for the latest call EAC/S11/13 regarding collaborative partnerships in the sport field and not-for-profit European sport eventspdf have been published.

 
Commissioner Navracsics sets out priorities at EU Sports Forum in Milan

01/12/2014

Commissioner Navracsics sets out priorities at EU Sports Forum in Milan

Today, 1 December, Commissioner Navracsics is delivering a keynote speech at the EU Sport Forum in Milan, the annual event organised by the Commission gathering representatives of sports governing organisations and other sports-related stakeholders. The speech can be followed live at 14:30 CET.

 
#ErasmusPlusChat 25 November

#ErasmusPlusChat 25 November

Join the Facebook chat on Erasmus+ in the world on 25 November, 14.00 – 15.00 CET and find out more about worldwide opportunities for education, training and youth work.  

 
Juncker Commission takes office

03/11/2014

Juncker Commission takes office

On 1 November 2014 the Juncker Commission officially started its term of office, which will run until 31 October 2019. Mr Tibor Navracsics is the new Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. 

 
The European Commission and UEFA sign partnership agreement

14/10/2014

The European Commission and UEFA sign partnership agreement

In Brussels today, 14 October, the European Commission and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) are signing a cooperation agreement covering the next three years.

 
EU tech captures the movements of Pelota and Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie sport heroes

07/10/2014

EU tech captures the movements of Pelota and Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie sport heroes

Five Basque Pelota players and four Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie athletes are in Oxford's Audiomotion studios this week.

 
New Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide Published

06/10/2014

New Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide Published

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals was published in English on 06/10/2014, with further language versions to follow at the end of October.

 
Invitation to tender for a study on the contribution of sport to regional development

01/10/2014

Invitation to tender for a study on the contribution of sport to regional development

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has launched an invitation to tender for a study on the contribution of sport to regional development through the structural funds (public contract No EACEA/2014/07, to be awarded by open procedure).

 
#ErasmusPlusChat 24 September

22/09/2014

#ErasmusPlusChat 24 September

What is the plus in Erasmus+? On Wednesday 24 September, 14.00-15.00 CET, experts on the EU program for education, training, youth and sport participate in a chat on the Facebook page of Erasmus+.

 
Studies on betting-related match-fixing now available

22/09/2014

Studies on betting-related match-fixing now available

In November 2013, two studies were launched related to the prevention and fight against betting-related match-fixing.  The results of these studies are now finalised and publicly available.

 
New milestone in the fight against match-fixing

18/09/2014

New milestone in the fight against match-fixing

The European Commission today welcomes a new milestone in the fight against match-fixing, with the launch of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions The Convention will be declared open for signature this evening at a Council of Europe conference of Sport Ministers in Macolin, Switzerland.

 
Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

01/08/2014

Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

Xavier Prats Monné is the new Director-General of DG Education and Culture as of 1 August 2014.

 
Study on the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines

22/07/2014

Study on the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines

Following a Commission study on Young People's Lifestyles and Sedentariness’ in 2005 and political decisions in 2005/2006, a Working Group Sport & Health was set up. Based on the 2007 White Paper on Sport, it developed the EU Physical Activity Guidelines (EU PA GL), that were endorsed by EU Sport Ministers, meeting informally in 2008.

 
European Week of Sport: final report available

14/07/2014

European Week of Sport: final report available

The Conference was organised by the European Commission (COM) on 11 June 2014 in Brussels to prepare the launch of the European Week of Sport (EWoS) in 2015. It gathered approx. 150 participants, including experts from governmental and non-governmental sport organisations and institutions from all over Europe.

 
Study on the minimum quality requirements for dual career services

09/07/2014

Study on the minimum quality requirements for dual career services

The European Commission has launched an invitation to tender for a study on the minimum quality requirements for dual career services. Deadline 29 August 2014.

 
'Sport qualifications acquired through sport organisations'

07/07/2014

'Sport qualifications acquired through sport organisations'

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has launched an invitation to tender for a study on sport qualifications acquired through sport organisationsand (sport) educational institutes (public contract No EACEA/2014/08, to be awarded by open procedure).

 
Feasibility Study on possible future mobility measures for sport in EU now available

28/05/2014

Feasibility Study on possible future mobility measures for sport in EU now available

The study was launched in March 2013 and was financed by the Preparatory Action 'European Partnership on Sports' 2012.

 
Study on sports organisers' rights in the EU now available

24/04/2014

Study on sports organisers' rights in the EU now available

The study was launched in January 2013 and was financed by the Preparatory Action 'European Partnership on Sports' 2012.  It was carried out by a consortium composed of TMC ASSER Instituut and IVIR (University of Amsterdam).

 
Deadline for the call for proposals for collaborative partnerships and not-for-profit sport events postponed to 26 June 2014

10/04/2014

Deadline for the call for proposals for collaborative partnerships and not-for-profit sport events postponed to 26 June 2014

As published on 9 April 2014 in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ C106), the Commission decided to postpone the deadline of the call for proposals for collaborative partnerships and not-for-profit sport events from 15 May to 26 June 2014.

 
TED

09/04/2014

TED Upcoming call for tender

Upcoming call for tenders for studies on sport qualifications and on sport's contribution to regional development.

 
Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity reveals high levels of inactivity in the EU

24/03/2014

Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity reveals high levels of inactivity in the EU

A special Eurobarometer survey on sport and physical activity was carried out by TNS Opinion & Social network in late 2013 in the 28 EU Member States. It follows comparable surveys conducted in 2002 and 2009, and contributes to providing information to support the development of policies to promote sport and physical activity.

 
Gender Equality in Sport

20/03/2014

Gender Equality in Sport

A group of experts has just adopted an ambitious and innovative report in the field of gender equality and sport.

 
Commission Adopts Report on the First EU Work Plan for Sport

24/01/2014

Commission Adopts Report on the First EU Work Plan for Sport

On 24 January 2014, the European Commission adopted its Report on the implementation of the first EU Work Plan for Sport (2011-2014).

 
Erasmus+: Sport, Info Day

16/01/2014

Erasmus+: Sport, Info Day

Registration is now closed. Join us in Brussels on 4th February 2014 to find out more about the new programme and its funding opportunities.

 
EU Conference on Gender Equality in Sport - documents now available

06/01/2014

EU Conference on Gender Equality in Sport - documents now available

The EU Conference on gender Equality in Sport took place in Vilnius on 3-4 December 2013 at the initiative of Commissioner Vassiliou. It involved 120 experts from sport organisations and governments and secured wide-ranging commitment and support for concrete actions on equality between women and men in sport.

 
State aid and sport: Commission approves French stadiums for EURO 2016 and opens investigations into Spanish football clubs

18/12/2013

State aid and sport: Commission approves French stadiums for EURO 2016 and opens investigations into Spanish football clubs

On 18 December 2013, the Commission took two decisions concerning state aid for professional sport

 
Erasmus+ guide published, €1.8 billion in funding available in 2014

12/12/2013

Erasmus+ guide published, €1.8 billion in funding available in 2014

Organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Erasmus+, the European Union's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, can start to prepare their grant applications from today.

 
European Week of Sport – Preparatory seminar's report

10/12/2013

European Week of Sport – Preparatory seminar's report

2015 should see the first European Week of Sport (EWoS), designed to promote participation in sport and physical activity across Europe. On 20 November 2013 a preparatory seminar took place in Brussels.

 

29/11/2013

EU Council adopts the first ever Recommendation in sport (HEPA) and conclusions on the contribution of sport to the EU economy. It also debates "Good governance in sport"

On 26 November the Council adopted the first ever Council Recommendation in sport, notably on promoting health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). It also adopted Council conclusions on the ‘Contribution of sport to the EU economy, and in particular to addressing youth unemployment and social inclusion’. The Council also held a policy debate on ‘Good governance in sport’.

 
EU conference on gender equality in sport (#EUgeis)

29/11/2013

EU conference on gender equality in sport (#EUgeis)

Androulla Vassiliou asks for concrete actions to achieve Gender Equality in Sport at the EU conference in Vilnius, on 3-4 December 2013.

 
Commission launches studies on betting-related match-fixing

06/11/2013

Commission launches studies on betting-related match-fixing

The Commission has just launched two studies related to the prevention and fight against betting-related match-fixing.

 

29/10/2013

EU supports 14 new projects in the field of sport

14 projects have been selected following the 2013 call for proposals in the framework of the Preparatory Actions "European Partnership on Sports". These 14 projects, which have been presented by sport and civil society organisations and public bodies, will cover areas such as good governance and dual career in sport, protection of athletes and promotion of traditional European sport and games.

 
EU Sport Forum 2013 - Report, speeches, videos and presentations now available

28/10/2013

EU Sport Forum 2013 - Report, speeches, videos and presentations now available

The EU Sport Forum 2013 took place in Vilnius on 30 September - 1 October. Speeches, presentations and videos were available, the report is now also available online.

 
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency calls for experts

21/10/2013

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency calls for experts

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has published a Call for expressions of interest (N° EACEA/2013/01) for the establishment of a list of experts to assist the EACEA in the framework of the management of European Union programmes in the field of education, audiovisual, culture, youth, sport, EU aid volunteers, and citizenship or any other programmes delegated to the Agency.

 
Principles of good governance in sport are presented to the EU Council

17/10/2013

Principles of good governance in sport are presented to the EU Council

On the basis of the EU Work Plan for Sport for 2011-2014, the EU Expert Group on Good Governance adopted on 17 July 2013 its second deliverable, concerning principles for good governance in sport. The deliverable was presented in the Council Working Party on Sport on 10 October 2013.

 

03/10/2013

Questionnaire on European Week of Sport

Following a request from the Council in 2012, the European Commission intends to organise an annual European Week of Sport (EWoS) that would promote participation in sport and physical activity throughout Europe. The first EWoS should take place in 2015. The Commission wishes to seek stakeholders' views and ideas on such a Week and to identify existing good practices.

 
EU Sport Forum 2013 - live streaming

13/09/2013

EU Sport Forum 2013 - live streaming

This year's EU Sport Forum, the annual event organised by the European Commission as a key dialogue platform on sport at EU level, will take place on 30 September and 01 October in Vilnius, Lithuania

 
EU Expert Groups 'Education and Training in Sport' and 'Good Governance': final meeting reports available

05/09/2013

EU Expert Groups 'Education and Training in Sport' and 'Good Governance': final meeting reports available

The Expert Group on Education and Training in Sport (XG ETS) met in Helsinki on 26 and 27 June 2013. On the first day a seminar on developments of dual career arrangements for athletes in Finland took place. In its meeting on the second day the group adopted the mid-term report on the state of play of the inclusion of sport qualifications in the National Qualification Frameworks in the EU.

 

28/08/2013

Free movement: Commission publishes independent study on the assessment of UEFA's 'Home-Grown Player' rule

The European Commission has today published an independent study on the assessment of the "Home-Grown Player" (HGP) rule adopted by UEFA in 2005 and gradually implemented by clubs participating in the Champions League and Europa League competitions in subsequent years.

 

23/08/2013

EU Expert Groups 'Anti-Doping', 'Sport Statistics' and 'Sport, Health and Participation': final meeting reports available

The Expert Group on Anti-Doping (XG AD) held its fifth and penultimate meeting in Brussels on 1 July 2013. The Group amended and approved a draft proposal for the fourth and last EU contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and discussed on-going work on a draft proposal for recommendations on doping in recreational sports.

 

30/07/2013

Study on a possible sport monitoring function in the EU

A study on a possible future sport monitoring function in the EU, which also provides an overview on the main existing data collection processes and networks in the field (at national, transnational and EU level) regarding social, health and economic aspects of sport, has been finalised and is now publicly available.

 

25/07/2013

Anti-doping and EU antitrust law: ECJ dismisses appeal from Guillermo Cañas

On 20 June 2013 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal from tennis pro Guillermo Cañas in an anti-doping case (C-269/12 P). Mr Cañas had previously lodged a complaint before the Commission on grounds of alleged violations of EU competition law but his complaint had been dismissed. Mr Cañas had then challenged the Commission's rejection before the General Court (T-508/09) who found no need to adjudicate. The appeal to have this decision overruled was rejected by the Court.

 

24/07/2013

EU Council approves fourth EU contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code

On 22 July 2013, the EU Council approved the text of a fourth EU contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and authorised the Lithuanian Presidency to submit it to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

 

21/06/2013

FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson passes away

The European Commission, as well as the world of sport was saddened by the news of the unexpected passing away of Olafur Rafnsson, aged 50.

 

13/06/2013

Commission negotiates convention against match-fixing

The Commission will participate for the first time as EU negotiator in the meeting of the Drafting Group established by the Council of Europe to discuss a convention against match-fixing. The meeting will take place in Strasbourg on 13-15 June 2013.

 
Commission launches 2013 Call for Proposals in the field of sport

13/06/2013

Commission launches 2013 Call for Proposals in the field of sport

The call for proposals will serve to select high-quality transnational projects which will be supported through the 2013 Preparatory Action "European Partnership on Sports".

 

12/06/2013

EU and IOC pledge to continue 'special relationship' to promote dialogue in sport

Androulla vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for sport, and Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), met earlier this week ay as part of the Commission's 'structured dialogue' with the sport movement.

 
EU Expert Group 'Good Governance': report from 5th meeting available

02/05/2013

EU Expert Group 'Good Governance': report from 5th meeting available

The Expert Group on Good Governance (XG GG) was mandated by the Council to address the issues related to access to and supervision of the profession of sport agents and to transfers in team sports, including, in particular, the issue of transfer rules for young players. The Group is expected to propose a follow-up to the Commission conference on sport agents and to the study on the economic and legal aspects of transfers of players by end-2013.

 

26/03/2013

Sport education in European schools: compulsory but less important than other subjects

Physical education is a compulsory subject at school but is commonly perceived as being less important than other subjects, according to a new Commission report on sport education in 30 European countries.

 

25/03/2013

Commissioner vassiliou pays tribute to the 'Arrow of the South'

Androulla vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for sport, has paid tribute to Olympic champion and former MEP Pietro Mennea who passed away on 21 March, aged 60.

 

15/03/2013

Generation Y, learn about the first European skiing competition specifically for disabled youngsters, funded by our Preparatory Actions in the field of sport

Putting on an event like this does not come cheap. The equipment is very specialised, so the organiser Matthias Guett has been helped by the “European paralympic snow sport youth circuit“ project under the 2012 call for proposals.

 

15/03/2013

Commissioner vassiliou at the European Parliament: "the Commission will do all it can to help tackle match-fixing and corruption in sport"

The European Commission is determined to do "all it can" to help sports bodies and law enforcement agencies to tackle the scourge of match-fixing and corruption in sport.

 

08/03/2013

EU Council approves third EU contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code

On 25-26 February 2013, the EU Council approved the text of a third EU contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and authorised the Irish Presidency to submit it to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

 

07/03/2013

EU Expert Groups 'Anti-Doping' and 'Education and Training in Sport', meetings in January 2013: reports now available

The EU Expert Group on 'Anti-Doping' (XG AD) met in Brussels on 24 January 2013. It discussed draft EU comments on the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standards (third EU contribution which has meanwhile been adopted by the EU Council and transmitted to WADA).

 

11/02/2013

Commissioner vassiliou welcomes Premier League reforms to curb excessive spending

The European Commission has welcomed new reforms agreed by the English Premier League aimed at reducing excessive wage bills and huge losses.

 

06/02/2013

Commission publishes independent study on transfers in sport

The study on the economic and legal aspects of transfers of players, which was launched in January 2012, has been finalised and is now publicly available

 
EU Expert Group 'Good Governance': report from 4th meeting available

29/01/2013

EU Expert Group 'Good Governance': report from 4th meeting available

The Expert Group on Good Governance (XG GG) was mandated by the Council to develop principles of transparency concerning good governance in sport and to propose a set of recommendations in this field.

 

23/01/2013

EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes are presented to the EU Council

On the basis of the EU Work Plan for Sport for 2011-2014, an ad-hoc Group of Experts chaired by the Sport Unit of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission drafted EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes in the course of the last two years. The EU Expert Group on Education and Training in Sport had appointed the members of the Group of Experts, supervised the drafting process and agreed the final text.

 

22/01/2013

EU awards grants to 20 new transnational projects in the field of sport

20 transnational projects have received an EU grant following the 2012 call for proposals in the framework of the Preparatory Action "European Partnership on Sports".

 

11/01/2013

EU Expert Group 'Sustainable Financing of Sport': report and deliverable available

The Expert Group on Sustainable Financing of Sport (XG FIN) was mandated by the Council to recommend ways to strengthen financial solidarity mechanisms within sport by the end of 2012. The Group, in its work schedule, agreed to give a broad interpretation to this mandate and to look into all aspects that affect such solidarity mechanisms. The Group based its work on the EU Study on the Funding of Grassroots Sport. It held its 3rd meeting on 14 November 2012 in Brussels, where work on the deliverable was finalised.

 
 

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