Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)
EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between the public authorities of its member states. It also encourages dialogue between public authorities, sports federations and NGOs. This contributes to better governance, with the aim of making sport more ethical, more inclusive and safer.
Reykjavik, Iceland 11-13 november 2018
Iceland hosted its first Consultative Visit on compliance with the European Sport Charter on...
The Hague, Netherlands 6 November 2018
The Government of the Netherlands and the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation...
Tbilisi, Georgia 16 October 2018
The launch of this unique HELP Course on Human Rights in Sport took place in Tbilisi, in the...
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”.