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Informal Ministerial Networking Event

“How to promote the social sustainability of major sports events”

13 June 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan


The event was organised by the Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), in co-operation with the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
It addressed two main issues: how to promote the social sustainability of major sports events and Pan-European co-operation on sports events.
To strengthen dialogue and co-operation on sports policies at pan-European level, the Governing Board of EPAS noted that it may take the opportunity to organise more flexible, shorter meetings for its Ministers, e.g. in conjunction with major sports or other political events, where appropriate. In agreement with the Azerbaijan authorities, it was proposed to hold a short informal meeting just after the opening of the European Games, and to use this for an exchange of views between Ministers on co-operation regarding major sports events.
This event was designed only for those Ministers and officials who were already accredited for the European Games.
The meeting took place on Saturday 13 June from 11 am to 1.30 pm.