News 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.


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’.