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Two new members join the EPAS Consultative Committee

Strasbourg, France 14 May 2018
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Two new members join the EPAS Consultative Committee

EPAS is pleased to welcome the European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) and the European University Sports Association (EUSA) to its Consultative Committee, bringing the total membership of organisations and associations representing the sports movement up to 26.

The decision comes following the Ministers’ Deputies authorisation which was confirmed at their meeting of 2 May 2018.

The next meeting of the Consultative Committee takes place in Strasbourg on the morning of 14 May 2018, and precedes the joint annual plenary meeting of the Governing Board and Consultative Committee, which is on 14-15 May.


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”.