The Committee of Ministers has adopted a recommendation on the Revised European Sports Charter submitted by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS). The revised version concludes a process initiated by the 15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for sport in Tbilisi in 2018 and supported by the 16th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for sport held under the Greek Chairmanship last February.
Driven by the need to enable sport to deliver its benefits, such as health, inclusion and education, to the whole population, the European Sports Charter strongly emphasises the concept of sport for all. It formulates the principle of a “Right to Sport” that everyone should enjoy.
“In the context of globalised and commercialised sport, it is more important than ever for European States to clarify the common features of a framework for European sport and to clarify the values to be upheld in sport. I particularly welcome the fact that the revised version underlines the principle of a right to sport to be enjoyed by all citizens”, highlighted Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, upon the adoption by the Committee of Ministers.