European Ministers responsible for sport meet in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council today in Brussels
The Council of the EU is an essential EU decision-maker, meeting in different configurations, depending on the subject discussed. Today afternoon in Brussels, European ministers responsible for sport meet in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS). Under Italian chairmanship and with the participation of the new Commissioner responsible for sport Tibor Navracsics, the ministers will adopt a conclusion on sport as a driver of innovation and economic growth. In addition, they will have a policy debate on sport and physical activity at school age.
EWS network meeting in London
The European Women and Sport (EWS), a freestanding group promoting gender equality in sports organisations, is holding its meeting on 21-22 November 2014 in London, UK, where ENGSO Executive Committee Member Sallie Barker is also present.
ENGSO participates in the 43rd EOC General Assembly
The 43rd General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees is taking place today and tommorrow (21-22 November 2014) in Baku, Azerbaijan. ENGSO President Birgitta Kervinen, ENGSO Secretary General Helena Carlsson and ENGSO Sports Policy Director Heidi Pekkola are attending the meeting. Furthermore, ENGSO Committee Member Lotte Büchert is participating in the meeting as a member of the delegation of the Danish Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sport.
A Revised Version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide Published
The European Commission published a revised version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, which concerns the participation of Partner Countries in the Collaborative Partnership in the field of Sport.
More information: here
17th ENGSO Forum Discusses Physical Education and Activities in Schools
The health and well being of children and youth have always been priorities for ENGSO as early engagement in physical activity is one of the most efficient ways to guarantee a lifelong active lifestyle. Today, when child obesity reaches record levels and endangers the lives of our children as well as the older generation, it is even more essential to promote physical activity.
Among others, these beliefs were behind the idea to organise this year's ENGSO Forum around the theme "physical education and activities in schools".
ENGSO EU Seminar kicks off the 17th ENGSO Forum
Informal Meeting of EU Sport Ministers
The informal meeting of EU Sport Ministers is taking place on 20-21 October 2014 in Rome.
The main items on the agenda are: sport as a tool for more inclusive society and financial fair play in football.
Erasmus+ Call for Proposals 2015 and Programme Guide have been published
International Seminar on Match-fixing: A Key Issue for Sports Integrity
Today, 30 September 2014, the Italian EU Presidency is organising a seminar on match-fixing in Milan. The event is focusing on the analysis of best practices in order to optimise private and public policies and to implement policies, regulationa and actions for the integrity of sport. The seminar coincides with the Council Expert Group on match-fixing, which took place yesterday also in Milan.
ENGSO September Newsletter Published
In ENGSO September Newsletter, we provide you with development updates on European sport policy, such as the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Conpetitions, the new officials in the European institutions, the European Parliament Resolution on Youth Unemployment, and the European Week of Sport.
We also invite you to participate in our ENGSO Forum, which will take place on 27-29 October 2014 on a boat between Stockholm and Helsinki. You still have a coulpe of days to register!
Plenary meeting of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
Today, 25 September 2014, is the plenary meeting of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in Brussels.
ENGSO is a platform member that is active in the field of fight against childhood obesity and promoting health through physical activity.
We are pleased to invite you to attend the
17th ENGSO Forum
which will be held on a boat between Stockholm and Helsinki on 27-29 October 2014.
This year's ENGSO Forum is organised under the theme:
"Physical education and activities in schools"
Public hearing of commissioner-candidates
The incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his candidate commissioners, who will be scrutinised by the European Parliament from 29 September to 7 October. The Commissioner-candidate responsible for sport is the Hungarian Tibor Navracsics.
15 States Sign the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of the Sports Competitions
13th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport took place in Magglingen, Switzerland on 18 September 2014.
In Memoriam: ENGSO Vice-President Predrag Manojlovic
It is with great sadness and tragic that we announce the unexpected death of Mr. Predrag Manojlovic, Vice-President and former Secretary General of ENGSO who passed away on short notice.
EOC EU Office press release: A new EU Commission disregarding sport?
EOC EU Office, 2014-09-10, Brussels - Jean-Claude Juncker has announced today the structure of the new EU Commission along with the names of the Commissioners-designate. None of the portfolios explicitly mentions sport. Until now, sport has been included in the Education, Culture, Youth and Multilingualism portfolio under the chair of Commissioner Vassiliou. M. Tibor Navracsics would now be in charge of this portfolio, entitled Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship.
All around Europe, countries are worried when it comes to youth employability. Combating youth unemployment should be a top priority to securing a positive future for young people.
One contribution is provided by a group of sport- and socio-cultural organizations, including ENGSO Youth.
FIRST CALLING NOTICE TO THE 17TH ENGSO FORUM
We are pleased to invite you to attend the
17th ENGSO Forum
which will be held from Monday to Wednesday, 27-29 October 2014 on a boat between Stockholm and Helsinki. This year's ENGSO Forum is organised under the theme"physical education and activities in schools".
Gender equality at the 2nd European Universities Games 2014
The 2nd European Universities Games, organised by the European University Sports Association (EUSA), is held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, between 24 July and 8 August 2014. The Games is the largest European multisport student event, featuring ten different sports.
Next to the diverse sports programme, several side events accompany the Games. One of these is today's "Masterclass", discussing gender equality in sports with the participation of ENGSO Sports Policy Director Heidi Pekkola.
European Week of Sport: final report available
The European Commission organised a 'European Week of Sport - Preparing for the launch in 2015' conference on 11 June 2014 to introduce the potential elements for the implementation of this new initiative. The Commissioner responsible for sport, Androulla Vassiliou, who has been actively behind the idea, was present at the conference. In her speech, she stressed the need to get all stakeholders behind the initiative and that the event should aim at being more than only a communication campaign, although communication activities will play an important role in promoting the initiative. She also reminded those in attendance about the initial aim of the European Week of Sport, which is to get more Europeans physically active.
Online gambling: Commission recommends principles to ensure effective protection of consumers
On 14 July 2014, the European Commission adopted the Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and the prevention of minors from gambling. The Recommendation encourages Member States to pursue a high level of protection for consumers, players and minors through the adoption of principles for online gambling services and for responsible advertising and sponsorship of those services.
What national networks to fight against match-fixing? - Programme conclusions presented in Brussels
On 10 June 2014 in Brussels, IRIS presented the conclusions of its European project "What national networks to fight against match-fixing?". The project was sponsored by the European Commission, co-financed by the European State Lotteries and Toto Association, and conducted in partnership with SportAccord, Sport&Citizenship, the University of Salford and ENGSO.
ENGSO brochures are available on ENGSO website
The following ENGSO brochures are now available on ENGSO website under "Publications":
- Building Partnership to Create Effective Change, 2012
- Creating a Level Playing Field - Social Inclusion of Migrants and Ethic Minorities, 2012
- Social Inclusion in and through Sport, 2010
- Sport for and Active and Competitive Europe, 2009
- ENGSO Introduction, 2009
22nd ENGSO General Assembly takes place in Nice France on 16-17 May 2014
The 22nd ENGSO General Assembly, organised in Nice, France, on 16-17 May 2014, showcased an overview of ENGSO's activities in 2013 and early 2014 and gave an opportunity to member organisations to discuss future developments and strategic choices of ENGSO.
Photo: Egils Purins©
ENGSO EU Seminar gives an update on the European Sports Policy Developments
On 16 May 2014, the ENGSO EU Seminar was organised within the framework of the 22nd ENGSO General Assembly in Nice, informing participants about the recent developments at the European level.
The EU Seminar kicked off with an EU sport policy update presented by Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Sport Unit of the European Commission, who emphasised the important strategic partnership between the Sport Unit and ENGSO.