Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)
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.
Strasbourg, France 17 October 2019
The “ProS4+: Promoting and Strengthening the Council of Europe Standards on Safety, Security and...
Sofia, Bulgaria 7-9 October 2019
Bulgaria hosted its first Consultative Visit on compliance with the European Sport Charter on 7-9...
Strasbourg, France 01 October 2019
The 16th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport will be hosted by the...
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. Older recommendations such as the European Sports Charter are regularly monitored via consultative visits in member states. The Recommendation on the promotion of good governance in sport is the most recent and was adopted on 12 December 2018. Work is currently underway to draft another new recommendation on extreme martial arts and combat activities.