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.
07 May 2021 11:40:00Strasbourg, France 5 May 2021
The third session of the sixth edition of MESGO took place online from 3 to 7 May 2021. The...
25 Apr 2021 19:21:00Strasbourg, France 22 April 2021
Regarding the recent announcement by twelve European elite football clubs of their intention to...
01 Apr 2021 09:23:00Strasbourg, France 31 March 2021
The Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation to its member States on extreme martial...
16 Mar 2021 16:30:00Strasbourg, France 16 march 2021
Gender equality in all aspects of life has been an important policy goal of the Council of Europe...
16 Mar 2021 11:47:00online 16 march 2021
EPAS is organising an online round table on the sidelines of the sixty-fifth session of 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.