Sport is a fundamental pillar of civil society.  Over the last four decades, the Council of Europe has worked to promote sport’s positive values, to open up participation and to fight the threats it faces at the local, national and international levels. This is in line with our mission to uphold democracy, human rights and – critically – the rule of law.

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Integrating migrants and refugees: the role of sport

The challenges currently facing Europe on how migrants and refugees can be successfully integrated into local communities are not short-term, and will remain on the political agenda for the forseeable future. These challenges can be seen as three-fold: economic, legal and social. This third...

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