The morning session was dedicated to three presentations:

  • EU External Relations: current priorities - Mr Igor Driesmans (Cabinet High Representative Vice-President Mogherini)
  • Practical example - Mr Poul Skytte Christoffersen (Cross Cultures Projects Association - CCPA);
  • Sport Diplomacy from a national perspective - Mr Jean Lévy (former French Ambassador for Sport)

Complementary and inspiring interventions were followed by a lively discussion between the members. Moreover, a preliminary agreement was reached regarding the scope of the final document - recommendations addressed to the Commissioner (to be produced by June 2016).

The next meeting of the High-Level Group will take place on 25 February, probably in Brussels. Furthermore, sport diplomacy will be discussed at the next EU sport forum (9-10 March 2016, Den Haag).