Sport brings people together. At its best, it contributes to their health and happiness, breaking down barriers and building trust and community spirit. For over four decades, the Council of Europe has advocated fair play and respect in sport, tackling corruption and helping make sport safe, ethical and accessible to all. This work contributes to the creation of inclusive, democratic societies which respect human rights and the rule of law – the Council of Europe’s raison d’être.

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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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