“Co-operation” is a key word when it comes to working together to improve sports policy across Europe. The Sport sector of the Council of Europe works in co-operation with its member states, sports organisations and other partners on a number of joint programmes and technical assistance activities, to guide and assist the relevant bodies in their quest to comply with international standards and to put in place the necessary measures to do so.
The following projects are co-financed by the European Commission (Erasmus+) and the Council of Europe, and are implemented by the latter:
1 January 2017 - 30 June 2018
The aim of ProS4+, drawing upon the analysis and experience of its predecessor project ProS4, is to offer tailor-made responses to the emerging challenges and current trends in the area of football safety, security and service and to promote an integrated approach to safety and security, underpinned by the concept of service.
Other previous projects and assistance activities on various themes relevant to the Council of Europe have also been successfully implemented.
1 January 2016 – 30 June 2017
This project provided countries with technical assistance in implementing measures to combat the manipulation of sports competitions as well as to raise awareness of the implications of this phenomenon politically and strategically within European countries.
1 April 2017 - 31 December 2017
This project called for the development of policies and strategic actions to prevent and combat sexual violence against children in sport
1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016
The aim of this project was to agree upon gender equality indicators suitable for measuring the implementation of the Recommendation on Gender Mainstreaming in Sport (CM/Rec(2015)2)), and to promote the large-scale collection and publication of such indicators.
The Enlarged Partial Agreeement on Sport (EPAS) is a project partner in two on-going programmes which are implemented by other organisations:
ASPIRE - Activity, Sport and Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe
1 January 2017 – 30 June 2019
This project seeks to establish how sports clubs can best support the inclusion of migrants and refugees, building on the wide popularity of sports and other forms of physical activity.
SGO 2017: ‘National Sports Governance Observer: Benchmarking sports governance across national boundaries’
The main aim of this project is to assist and inspire national sports organisations to raise the quality of their governance practices.