Resources | EPAS Diversity Conference
Discover resource material on intersex and transgender athletes, including interviews, medical research papers as well as background initiatives on diversity in sport from the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport.
Since EPAS was set up in 2007, one of its major priorities has been the promotion of diversity in and through sport and its mission to reverse the discriminatory trends currently observed in sport and promote sport as a means of fostering diversity and social cohesion.
Find out more about our work to promote diversity in sport below.
This handbook of good practices is an illustration of current policies and practices throughout Europe. Its aim is to disseminate and share positive experiences highlighting the potential of sport for promoting the Council of Europe’s fundamental values of human rights.
Strasbourg, France - 20 November 2019
In November 2019, "How to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people in sports competitions?" was one of the subjects debated in Strasbourg during the Human Rights in Sport seminar organised by EPAS.
Conference “United against homophobia in sports: the contribution of policy-makers, researchers and sports movements”
Utrecht, The Netherlands - 11 and 12 October 2012
EPAS co-organised a major event with the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation and the Council of Europe’s LGBT issues Unit, in co-operation with Utrecht University/School of Governance, Movisie and the Mulier Institute.
The conference was namely opened by Mrs Edith Ingeborg Schippers, the Dutch Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport, and Ms Filloreta Kodra, Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. It revolved around interactive workshops grouping together different stakeholders on themes such as the safety of LGBT athletes, attitudes of supporters in stadiums, possibility for “same-sex” couples to participate together in certain sporting disciplines, and the integration of transgender athletes in recreational and competitive sport.
The aim was to take stock of the overall situation regarding homophobia and transphobia in and through sport, to look at activities and projects being run by the various parties and to see their impact, in particular, on young people.
Please see below two statements from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the professional body for sport and exercise science in the UK, produced in summer 2021. The BASES website offers access to a range of online resources providing advice, guidance, research and debate covering a wide range of contemporary sport and exercise science topics.
The BASES Expert Statement on Eligibility for Sex Categories in Sport: DSD Athletes
Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Georgina Stebbings, Dr Adam Herbert, Dr Shane Heffernan, Prof Roger Pielke Jr. and Dr Alun Williams.
Click here to download the PDF.
The BASES Expert Statement on Eligibility for Sex Categories in Sport: Trans Athletes
Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Georgina Stebbings, Dr Adam Herbert, Dr Shane Heffernan, Prof Roger Pielke Jr., Prof Ross Tucker and Dr Alun Williams.
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Photo credit: BASES website
Imagining fair sport that doesn’t harm people, The Sports Integrity Initiative
Dr Payoshni Mitra and France TV (December 2020)
Source: Payoshni Mitra, France TV