Promoting diversity has been a permanent priority of EPAS since its foundation in 2007, as the principle of diversity is an important value and a backbone to all the work of the Council of Europe. The rights and freedoms of all citizens of the member states of the Council of Europe together with the prohibition of discrimination are anchored in the European Convention on Human Rights on which the normative framework of the Council of Europe in the field of sport is based. Via projects and events, EPAS has already addressed topical issues in sport related to gender, race, ethnicity, physical and intellectual ability, sexual orientation, migration, prisons and many others.