Over the last four decades, the Council of Europe has worked tirelessly to promote sport’s positive values, to open up participation and to fight the threats sport faces at the local, national and international levels.

This is in line with our mission to uphold democracy, human rights and – critically – the rule of law. It is clear that Europe has a role to play in helping to restore and uphold the integrity of sport.

Sport should be ethical, inclusive and safe - from the level of the local amateur up to the level of the international elite competitor.  The Council of Europe is using its decades of experience in this field to bring countries together in pursuit of that end.