In May 2007, the Council of Europe established the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), in order to give fresh momentum to pan-European sports co-operation and address the current challenges facing sport in Europe – building on more than thirty years of activity in the field. 

EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between the public authorities of its 38 member states. It also encourages dialogue between public authorities, sports federations and NGOs. This contributes to better governance, with the aim of making sport healthier and fairer and ensuring that it conforms to high ethical standards.

It uses Council of Europe sports standards such as the European Sports Charter and the Code of Sports Ethics as the basis for carrying out standards, monitoring them and helping with capacity building and the exchange of good practice.

Since its creation, EPAS has also carried out many awareness-building and co-operation activities on diversity issues in and through sport and organises each year a conference on a specific topic relating to diversity.

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