Promoting national implementation for Sports Club for Health (SCforH) programmes in EU member states

In their call of 2014, European Commission's Erasmus+ Sport programme granted financing to the project: "Promoting national implementation for Sports Club for Health (SCforH) programmes in EU member states". This project is based on SCforH project, 2009-2011, which was supported by the EU Preliminary Actions for Sport 2009, and has two main objectives: 1) expert evaluation of previous efforts, and efficacy in the implementation of SCforH programmes and guidelines, and 2) promoting national implementation of SCforH guidelines at both grassroots and governmental levels.




ENGSO is pleased to invite you to the 23rd ENGSO General Assembly, which will be held in Lisbon on 29-30 April 2015.



SCORE Project Successfully Kicked Off in Stockholm

SCORE ("Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality") project, led by ENGSO, had its kick-off meeting in Stockholm on 16-17 February 2015. The project promotes equal opportunities, namely gender equality in coaching, and focuses on increasing the number of employed and volunteer female coaches at all levels of sport as well as enhancing knowledge on gender equality in coach education. 



ENGSO SCORE project kicks off in Stockholm, 16-17 February 2015

The new ENGSO project, "Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality - SCORE", which was selected for funding through Erasmus+ Sport Programme in December 2014 kicks off today in Stockholm.



The European Lotteries Monitoring System (ELMS) goes Global! 

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) for sports betting held its inaugural General Assembly on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting marked the establishment of the GLMS as a non-profit association, mandated by the world lottery community to monitor sports betting activity for irregular betting patterns in an effort to combat corruption in sports. Twenty-seven representatives of state owned/state licensed lotteries that offer sports betting from twenty-five different nations came together to found the GLMS at the General Assembly.



 23rd ENGSO General Assembly, Lisbon, Portugal, 29-30 April 2015

ENGSO has the pleasure to announce that the 23rd ENGSO General Assembly will take place in Lisbon on 29-30 April 2015, hosted by the Portuguese Sport Confederation. At the same occasion, the ENGSO Youth Assembly and ENGSO EU Seminar will also be organised.



11 February 2015 - Sport Infoday by European Commission and EACEA

Event Details
Date: 11/02/2015 - 08:30 to 17:00
Venue: Charlemagne Building Rue de la Loi, 170 B-1000 Brussels Metro station – "Schuman"
Country: Belgium
Organiser: EACEA



ENGSO Youth Open-door Meeting on 20-21 December in Belgrade

In May 2015, ENGSO Youth Assembly will elect a new ENGSO Youth Committee for the period of 2015-2017.

ENGSO Youth is organising an open-door meeting on 20-21 December 2014 that will take place during the next ENGSO Youth Committee meeting.

ENGSO Youth Committee candidates will have the chance to have an insight into the Youth Committee's work. At the same time, it is a opportunity for participants to share their views on topics regarding youth role in European sport and receive information on European funding possibilities in the field of youth, sport and education.



ENGSO SCORE Project Selected for Erasmus+ Funding

"Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality" or simply SCORE is the title of the new ENGSO project which has now been selected for funding from the Erasmus+ Sport Programme.



ENGSO Signs a Partnership Agreement on the European Week of Sport at the EU Sport Forum

The annual EU Sport Forum, organised by the Italian Presidency and the European Commission, took place in Milan on 1-2 December. The event gathered around 300 stakeholders from the sport organisations and institution in Europe. This year the event was organised around seven sessions.



ENGSO Meets Tibor Navracsics, the New Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport at the EU Sport Forum

In the framework of the annual EU Sport Forum, taking place in Milan today and tomorrow, the new EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics had bilateral meetings with three European sport organisations. The first of these meetings was with ENGSO to hear the voice of grassroots sport and to exchange views on the societal role of sport.



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

On 27 October 2014 an extraordinary venue, a ferry in Stockholm gave home to the ENGSO EU Seminar. The Seminar has been traditionally organised for almost ten years, since ENGSO feels that one of its most important commitments is to update member organisations on the European sport policy developments.



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.




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. 



Second Calling Notice to the 22nd ENGSO General Assembly


Successful series of IRIS workshops continued in Munich and Helsinki


Pan-European Conference on Sport and Prison


The deadline for Erasmus+ call for proposal postponed


Gambling in the EU: A long way from harmonised rules - states euobserver


ENGSO Executive Committee meeting today in London


ENGSO signs Cooperation Agreement with EUSA




Working Party on Sport meets today


March Newsletter published


EU High-Level Conference


Gender equality from Sochi to Athens


ENGSO Communication and Marketing Working Group - deadline for application prolonged


ENGSO has attended today the Erasmus+ Sport Infoday


ENGSO hosts a Seminar on Good Governance in Tirana together with the NOC of Albania


In 2014, ENGSO is rowing further across the waters of commitments and activities


Save the date for the ENGSO General Assembly 2014


The Report ENGSO has been waiting for is published. What Report?


Fight against match-fixing in Belgium


Search for partners or join projects for the Erasmus+ Programme


December Newsletter has been published


ENGSO Forum 2013 Conclusions are now published


Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council 25-26 November


ENGSO participates in the 42nd EOC General Assembly in Rome


Fight against match-fixing in Austria


ACT.REACT.IMPACT. with regard to the European sport policy


Sport in danger


ENGSO Forum discusses good governance in sport


ENGSO Forum presentations are available here


EU Sport Forum Consults Participants on the Erasmus+ Programme and the Future EU Work Plan for Sport 2014-2017


EU Sport Forum takes place today and tomorrow in Vilnius


ENGSO September Newsletter has been published


The registration for the 16th ENGSO Forum is open


Report on online gambling has been adopted by the European Parliament


ENGSO Forum on 21-22 October 2013 in Strasbourg - Save the date


Proposal by the Commission to promote health-enhancing physical activity


Study on possible sport monitoring function in the EU is published by the European Commission


The contribution to the fight for the integrity of sport by ENGSO and its partners


June Newsletter is published


Member States agree on the Erasmus+ Programme


ENGSO adopts a position paper on participation and health-enhancing physical activity


ENGSO EU Seminar discusses the European Sports Policy


Take the opportunity to influence the future EU activities in the field of sport - Take part in the European Mobility Sport Study


Elections take place at the 21st ENGSO General Assembly 2013


UNESCO MINEPS V, 28-30 May 2013, Berlin


The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council deals with dual careers for athletes as well as combating the manipulation of sports results and doping in sports


99th ENGSO Executive Committee meeting in Prague


Reminder - the deadline for registration and nomination to the ENGSO General Assembly is today


The latest report of the Council Expert Group on Good Governance is available


Call for Proposals of Preparatory Actions 2013


Reminder of the deadline for candidacy


2nd Calling Notice for the ENGSO General Assembly


ENGSO at the Training Session of the "Sport for Good Governance" Project


Seminar on Online Gambling: How to ensure high-level consumer protection and the funding of grassroots sport


ENGSO welcomes the Sports Integrity Action Plan of the European Lotteries Association


ENGSO co-organises a Hearing on Online Gambling and Sustainable Financing of Sport


ENGSO March Newsletter published




State of play on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020


Sports Conference on the Sustainable Financing of Sport


European Evening of Sports - Press Release


Happy New Year


ENGSO December Newsletter has been published


Meeting of EU Sport Directors on 29-30 November in Nicosia, Cyprus


Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting on 27 November 2012


ENGSO Press release of the ENGSO Hearing on the Sport Chapter of the Erasmus for All Programme and the ENGSO initiative "European Year of Sport"


ENGSO is a partner in one of the projects selected for EU financing within the framework of the 2012 Preparatory Actions in the field of sport


Sport contributes to European economic growth and employment above expectations


The new ENGSO Booklet is accessible in pdf version on ENGSO website


New username for ENGSO facebook page


ENGSO has published its October Newsletter which is now available online


ENGSO Hearing at the European Parliament


The 15th ENGSO Forum- Building Partnership to Create Effective Change


ENGSO EU Seminar: EU Sport Policy and the future EU Funding Programme


The EU Sport Forum has just passed by, but ENGSO is already looking forward to another important event: the 15th ENGSO Forum


EU Sport Forum 2012 begins on 19 September in Nicosia


Registration Form for the 15th ENGSO Forum is now available on line


The August Newsletter of ENGSO is available on line


London Paralympics: A change in attitudes toward disability?


Olympic and Paralympic chiefs are urged to press for better representation of women in sport


Creating a Level Playing Field Project: Recommendations to the decision-makers


ENGSO contributions of EU Physical Activity guidelines


15th ENGSO Forum, 19-20 October 2012 in Copenhagen - Save the Date


Introduction of the new ENGSO Executive Committee Members


Annual Operating Grant from the Europe for Citizens Programme of the EACEA for the year of 2012 Mid-term review


ENGSO EU Seminar "Policies, Projects and Possibilities"


ENGSO General Assembly adopts ENGSO Statement on the "Erasmus for All" and its Sport Chapter


20th Jubilee ENGSO General Assembly elected two new members of the Executive Committee


It is with deep regret that the ENGSO Executive Committee announces the passing of Louis Kilcoyne after a short illnes


Use on-line registration for your patricipation at the 20th ENGSO General Assembly 22.-26. May 2012


"Creating a Level Playing Field" Project Final Conference Present Results to Decision-Makers


ENGSO Project "Creating a Level Playing Field" Final Conference in Helsinki on 22-23 March 2012


Project Start: Sport 4 Good Governance


Jubilee 20th ENGSO General Assembly will be held in Bulgaria on May 24-26th 2012.


Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E. - Legacy of the European Year of Volunteering


ENGSO attends EU Structural Dialogue meeting organized by the Citizens Unit


The Commission has published its proposals for the future EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport 2014-2020


ENGSO participated in the European Year of Volunteering Alliance Steering Group Meeting.


ENGSO Forum takes the Initiative for the European Year of Sport 2014


ENGSO Hearing on Volunteering - Volunteers are Priceless


ENGSO "Creating a Level Playing Field" Project Mid-Term Conference to Develop Key Recommendations


Programme of the 14th ENGSO Forum, Brussels, 13-15 October 2011


14th ENGSO Forum in Brussels, 13-15 October 2011 - on-line registration


ENGSO encourages promoting volunteering through European cooperation


Save the date - 14th ENGSO Forum 13-14 October in Brussels


Creating a Level Playing Field website launched


ENGSO EU Seminar â??Sport for an active and social Europeâ?? discussed current EU sport matters


The 19th ENGSO General Assembly adopted position paper on Value Added Tax


Kervinen elected ENGSO President at 19th ENGSO General Assembly


ENGSO adopts position on Commission's Communication on sport


Call for participants: Conference "Volunteers: the difference they make and the challenges they face", 23-24 May 2011, Brussels


WILD Programme draws to a close at European Parliament


EU Sport Forum: ENGSO President Kervinen underlined sustainable financing of sport


ENGSO supports future Europe for Citizens Programme


ENGSO attends EU high-level structured dialogue


European Year of Volunteering 2011 launched


ENGSO contributes to consultation on future EU programme on education


ENGSO to launch EU project on social inclusion in sport


ENGSO President Kervinen: Sustainable funding for sports to be ensured


ENGSO meets Commission director for sport


13th ENGSO Forum in Dubrovnik discussed social inclusion and education in sport


Round Table Sport for All hosted by ENGSO encourages cooperation


Save the date: ENGSO General Assembly 19-21 May 2011


ENGSO calls for inclusion of grassroots sports in EU structured dialogue


ENGSO supports EP Declaration on support for grassroots sports


13th ENGSO Forum in Dubrovnik - last chance to register


Belgian Presidency of the European Union launched


European Symposium on Sports concluded the Spanish EU Presidency


European Parliament launches study on the possibilities of an EU Sports Policy - stakeholder consultation open until 1 July 2010


ENGSO Manifesto on a Truly Inclusive Sport encourages sport organisations to take action


EU Commission launches call for proposals to support sport projects


EU Public On-line Consultation on sport


The results and details of EU-funded projects in the fields of education, culture and youth.


ENGSO General Assembly 14.-15.5.2010, Anotated Agenda


WILD project kick off in Brussels - 13 April 2010


Call appeal for Country Report


18th ENGSO General Assembly will be held on May 14-15 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia. Invitation, Registration, Programme, Agenda


EU Conference on sustainable funding models for grassroots sports in the Internal Market


The European Commission has published the study on volunteering in the EU


ENGSO Secretary General Mr.Predrag Manojlovic has been elected Chair of the Consultative Committee Bureau of EPAS


The homepage of project "Athletes2Business" has been launched !


E-consultation on sports funding - European Commission study on Internal market barriers on sports funding


ENGSO Youth - International Workshop






New ENGSO Policy Review Working Group has been established


Survey on volunteering in sport


Code of Ethics - EPAS started update process


ENGSO Executive meeting in Prague 25 - 26.9. - Agenda


ENGSO EU Working Group Meeting in Prague 24. – 25.9.