Following a decision by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 2 June 2021, the International Federation of Sport Officials (IFSO) has become the 26th member of the Consultative Committee (CC) of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).
As a pioneer international federation in the field of sports refereeing, IFSO's mission - since its creation in 2019 - has been to improve refereeing in all sports. It offers a platform for sharing knowledge, experience and best practice. As a member of the Consultative Committee, IFSO will be invited to attend CC plenary meetings, webinars and other activities aimed at fostering dialogue between the members of these sports organisations. The next opportunity to meet fellow CC members will be at the plenary on 14 June 2021, followed by a joint Governing Board/Consultative Committee meeting on 15-16 June.
The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport is composed of three statutory bodies – the Governing Board, the Consultative Committee and the Statutory Committee – all of which strive to implement the programme of activities aimed at making sport more ethical, inclusive and safe. The Consultative Committee is composed of European sport organisations representing the sports movement.