The Council of Europe’s Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković, delivered an opening speech on Sunday 26 November on the first day of the Play the Game conference - “Riding waves of change”.
EPAS was an active partner in this conference, supporting plenary sessions on topics such as “Sexual abuse and how to prevent it”, “Reform in sport: An inside job or an outside intervention?”, and “Sports governance: Roads to government action”.
The conference gathered around 400 journalists, scientists and sport officials on the 26-30th November in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
In addition to the packed programme over the five days, EPAS held restricted meetings on 28 November with its Governing Board and Consultative Committee members to discuss two draft recommendations of the Committee of Ministers:
- Draft Recommendation on Martial Arts and Combat Activities (14h15-16h00)
- Draft Recommendation on the promotion of good governance in sport (19h30-21h00)
The working documents for these two closed sessions are available on the EPAS restricted website.