Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport
27 sept. 2023EPAS Strasbourg, France 27 September 2023
In a declaration adopted on 27 September 2023, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers...
22 sept. 2023SPORT DIVISION Valencia, Spain 21-23 SEPTEMBER 2023
From 21 to 23 September 2023 the Council of Europe’s Sport Division will be attending a range of...
20 sept. 2023EPAS Paris, France 18-19 September 2023
The Network of Magistrates / Prosecutors Responsible for Sports (MARS) set up under the Council...
The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between the public authorities of its member states. It also encourages dialogue between public authorities, sports federations and NGOs. This contributes to better governance, with the aim of making sport more ethical, more inclusive and safer.
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EPAS aims to promote the development of any sport whose benefits are wide-reaching. It develops policies and standards, monitors them and helps with capacity-building and the exchange of good practices.
Different recommendations initially prepared by EPAS have been adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on issues of sports ethics, the autonomy of the sports movement, and the protection of young athletes from dangers associated with migration.
Recommendations such as the European Sports Charter are regularly monitored via consultative visits in member states.