15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport

Tbilisi 16 October
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In the framework of the activities of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), the 15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport will take place in Tbilisi (The Biltmore Hotel, 29 Rustaveli Avenue). It will be opened by Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and by Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Mikheil Batiashvili. Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze will intervene at the opening ceremony. Welcoming addresses will also be delivered by State Secretary of the Central State Office for Sport of Croatia (representing the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers), Janica Kostelic and by the President of the European Olympic Committees, Janez Kocijančič.

The conference will focus on: Protecting Human Rights in Sport: Obligations and Shared Responsibilities ; Fighting Corruption in Sport: Scaling Up Action.

Closing speeches will be provided by Chair of the EPAS Consultative Committee Jens Andersen and Council of Europe Director General of Democracy Snežana Samardžić-Marković

The Conference is open to the media for the following sessions: Opening (9.00–9.50 a.m.), family photo (12.30), Closing (4.30–5.30 p.m.).

A first press point will be at 9.50 a.m. A final press conference will be organised at 4 p.m.

Accreditation requests (tel. +995 32 2 200 220)

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:

+33 3 88 41 25 60