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Strengthening the evidence base for policy making

Strengthening the evidence base for policy making

What is it?

Evidence-based policy making is a means of gathering and sharing better evidence and understanding of participation in physical activities, as well as the prevalence of discrimination, the presence of social inclusion measures, and levels of corruption, violence, and doping in sport.

What are the aims?

For government strategies and policies on sport to be successful, they have to be based on concrete evidence, experience, and knowledge about the issues facing citizens, organisations, and governments active in the field.

Who is involved?

Several bodies within the European Commission gather or analyse data on sport and physical activity (Eurostat, the Directorates-General Education and Culture, Research, Health and Consumer Protection, and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency).