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1 EU & Sport Building Bridges 3 Den Haag, 6. March 2009

2 2 1.The European Union and Sport: latest developments 2.Sport and the fight against discrimination Introduction

3 3 EU and sport: structured dialogue EGLSF an important voice for sport 2009 EuroGames Barcelona: International Conference on Human Rights and Homophobia EU Sport Forum – Biarritz UEFA-FARE conference on racism and discrimination in sport (3-4 March 2009)

4 4 Latest developments Implementation of the White Paper on Sport - Action Plan Pierre de Coubertin: 53 actions Implementation of the White Paper on Sport - Action Plan Pierre de Coubertin: 53 actions European Council Declaration on sport: European Council Declaration on sport: The European Council recognises the importance of the values attached to sport, which are essential to European society. It stresses the need to take account of the specific characteristics of sport, over and above its economic dimension. It welcomes the establishment of a constructive dialogue at the first European Sport Forum organised by the European Commission. It calls for the strengthening of that dialogue with the International Olympic Committee and representatives of the world of sport, in particular on the question of combined sports training and education for young people.

5 5 Latest developments New competence (Art. 165 Lisbon treaty)- Main implications New competence (Art. 165 Lisbon treaty)- Main implications New Council framework for political cooperation on sport New Council framework for political cooperation on sport Sport in other policy areas - Specific nature of sport Sport in other policy areas - Specific nature of sport Mainstreaming of sport in other programmes and actions Mainstreaming of sport in other programmes and actions One voice for the EU in international fora (e.g. Council of Europe, WADA) One voice for the EU in international fora (e.g. Council of Europe, WADA) Possible EU incentive measures Possible EU incentive measures Preparatory Action 2009 Preparatory Action 2009

6 6 Preparatory Action in the field of sport for 2009 Objective: Prepare future EU actions in the field of sport in view of the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty after ratification, on the basis of priorities set in the White Paper on Sport Objective: Prepare future EU actions in the field of sport in view of the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty after ratification, on the basis of priorities set in the White Paper on Sport Specific objectives Specific objectives Providing support for the identification of future policy actions in the area of sport. Policy support will take the form of studies, conferences and seminars to consult stakeholders and develop better knowledge of the field of sport. Providing support for the identification of future policy actions in the area of sport. Policy support will take the form of studies, conferences and seminars to consult stakeholders and develop better knowledge of the field of sport. Testing the establishment and functioning of suitable networks and good practices which can serve as a basis for future actions in the area of sport. As a first step, suitable networks and good practices will be supported in the fields of physical activity, sports training, disability sport and gender equality in sport. Testing the establishment and functioning of suitable networks and good practices which can serve as a basis for future actions in the area of sport. As a first step, suitable networks and good practices will be supported in the fields of physical activity, sports training, disability sport and gender equality in sport.

7 7 White Paper on Sport: Using the potential of sport for social inclusion, integration and equal opportunities Sport as a tool of social cohesion – fight against exclusion, empowering individuals, combating all forms of discrimination including homophobia Different sport-related projects supported under various EU funding programmes (PROGRESS, ESF) Future Sport programme? Sport and the fight against discrimination EYID 2008Sport and non- discrimination

8 8 FRA Report on Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the EU (Legal and Social analysis) Existing Directive on non-discrimination in employment and occupation (2000/78/EC) based on Article 13 TEC Commission proposal for a horizontal Equal Treatment Directive (July 2008) Other instruments at EU level EYID 2008Sport and non- discrimination

9 9 The action of the EU is based on values: Freedom – tolerance – equality solidarity - diversity Sport is/must be based in values: fair-play, respect, human dignity, peace, balance… The Commission will use its moral and political authority to safeguard those common values An example: Ángel Andrés Jiménez Bonillo, football referee Ángel Andrés Jiménez Bonillo, football referee

10 10 Thank you! Contacts:


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