Continuing the process to revise the European Sports Charter

Strasbourg, France 28 January 2021
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Continuing the process to revise the European Sports Charter

The revision process of the European Sport Charter is now well under way, with the subject featuring prominently on the agenda of the 16th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport.

Ministers and other heads of delegation from the European sporting landscape took the floor during the Round Table session (15 January 2021) to give their thoughts on how the various stakeholders (public authorities, sports movement and corporate businesses) can join forces and complement each other to encourage sport activities that are accessible for all, inclusive, ethical and safe.

It is clear from the statements made that one key element needs to be addressed when revising the Charter – should it make reference to a European Sport Model? There is no intergovernmental consensus on this notion of a European model of sport. Although long-time favoured by the Olympic sports movement and the European Union, the model is not necessarily recognised by public authorities across the wider European continent or by non-Olympic sports.

Continuing with its revision process of the Charter, EPAS will focus on this issue at its next ESC revision workshop (scheduled for 10 March 2021). In order to inspire and provoke debate at the workshop, EPAS is pleased to provide the link to an article recently written and published by Colin Miège, chair of Sport and Citizenship’s Scientific Committee.

 “Where does the “European model of sport” stand, 25 years on from the Bosman ruling?”, article by Colin Miège

 ESC revision page