• Status: Pastfrom 09-03-2016to 10-03-2016
  • Location:

    The Hague, the Netherlands

The Forum

The EU Sport Forum took place in The Hague, The Netherlands on 9 - 10 March, 2016.

Around 350 participants attended, among them leading representatives from international and European sport federations, the Olympic movement, European and national sport umbrella organisations and other sport-related organisations.

Key themes

This year's Forum tackled key issues facing EU sport including how sport can support the integration of migrants and how to ensure good governance for the world of sport.

Participants were updated on debated EU sport policy and preparations were made for the 2016 edition of the European Week of Sport.

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This section contains all of the available presentations made at the Sport Forum in the various plenary and parallel sessions.

Day 1: Wednesday 9 March

Session 1B: Digital single market: its impact on sport

  • Scene setter and moderation by the European Commission, Zenon Severis, Policy Officer, Sport Policy and Programme
  • Parallel Sessions 2: Results of the 2013 Preparatory Actions in the field of sport

Theme I: Strengthening of good governance and dual careers in sport through support for the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations.

Theme II: Protecting athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions.

Theme III: Promoting traditional European sports and games

F.I.G.E.S.T. - Federazione Italiana Giochi e Sport Tradizionali

Session 4.B: European Partners

Session 4.C: Project leaders and message multipliers 

Plenary Session 5: High level groups update on the works

Plenary Session 6: Consultation on the EU Work Plan 2014-2017 and future priorities

  • Introduction by the European Commission Yves Le Lostecque
  • A Member State perspective: Priorities, working structures and methods Harri Syväsalmi

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