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 healthier.
Paris, France 02/10/2017
Several countries across Europe have either developed, or are in the throes of developing, an...
Paris (France) 21/06/2017
Meeting on 21 June in Paris, representatives from states, intergovernmental organisations and...
Limassol (Cyprus) 09-10/05/2017
On 9-10 May, the two EPAS committees held their annual joint meeting in Limassol, Cyprus, and...
Limassol (Cyprus) 11/05/2017
The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) of the Council of Europe organised its 10th...
Fight against doping, match-fixing and improving good governance high on the agenda of the Ministerial Conference in HungaryBudapest (Hungary) 29/11/2016
The Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) organised, in conjunction with...
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 Gender mainstreaming in sport is the most recent and was adopted on 21 January 2015. Work is currently underway to revise an old recommendation on “free fighting contests, such as cage fighting”.