EU Seminar accompanying 21st General Assembly

EU Seminar accompanying 20th General Assembly

EU Seminar was moderated by Chair of the ENGSO EU Working Group Poul Broberg.

Traditional ENGSO EU Seminar was organised prior to the ENGSO General Assembly on 7 June 2013. Acting Head of the European Commission Sport Unit Pedro Velazquez updated the delegates of ENGSO member organisations and partners on the current and future EU sports policy. Mr Velazquez focused on the upcoming EU sports funding chapter which will take place under the next multi-annual financial framework from 2014 to 2020. Velazquez reminded about the priorities and activities of the Sport Chapter which will be most likely adopted. However, the negotiations are still ongoing and the final content has not been agreed yet.

Ewa Markowicz Chair of the EPAS Governing Board gave a presentation on the current issues and thematic priorities of the EPAS and Council of Europe e.g. negotiations on the international convention against the manipulation of sports competitions. She also presented other activities which EPAS is organising around the thematic priorities. Both Velazquez and Markowicz highlighted the good cooperation that the Sport Unit and EPAS have with ENGSO.

Also a workshop on the EU initiative to organise a European Week of Sport was organised. In this workshop the delegates were brainstorming how this initiative would be successful, and also listing already existing national practices. ENGSO delegates were also updated on the other European Sports Policy issues with the Breaking News.