News from the European Parliament


August 2021

EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward

On 31 August, the CULT Committee discussed the draft report on “EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward” published in June 2021. The Rapporteur seeks to put forward concrete proposals and recommendations covering seven thematic strands (the principles of a European sport model, promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, the role of sport in the transition to a sustainable and innovative future…). The deadline for tabling amendments is on 9 September and the draft report is expected to be voted in Committee on 25/26 October.

July 2021

Study on “large sporting events: Human rights as a game changer ?”

Requested by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) on the occasion of the workshop “Large Sporting Events: Human Rights as a Game Changer?” organized on 25 May, a study of the same name was recently published by the European Parliament. It makes six recommendations to the European Union to fill gaps in obligations and responsibilities to prevent human rights abuses and promote human rights in the context of Mega-Sporting Events.

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June 2021

Study on “EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward”

During the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) meeting on Tuesday 22 June, a study has presented policy options in four key areas to better coordinate European sports politics and policies. The first option covers the need for stronger coordination, the second aims at the setting of thematic priorities, the third addresses the reinforcement of the role of the EP in sport and the fourth option stipulates enhanced monitoring.

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February 2021

Creating opportunities in sport for people with disabilities

This paper tires to have a centralised data collection on the participation of people with disabilities in sport at Eu level. It compares policies implemented in the different member states in that regard.

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MEPs : EU recovery instruments must also support young people and sports sector

MEPs call on the Commission and member states to increase their efforts to prevent the pandemic from having lasting negative effects on young people and the sports sector.

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January 2021

Briefing of the European Parilament on the impact of Covid19

The European Parliamen research Service produced a document to study the impact of Covid19 on the sport sector. It shows that Covid-19- related restrictions have only increased the appeal of outdoor activities and made initiatives such as the European Week of Sport more necessary than ever.

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