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1 Sport Developments in the EU dimension in sport Bart Ooijen Sport Unit DG Education and Culture European CommissionEPP working group Sport 14 november 2012

2 Sport Sport and the EU White Paper on Sport (Commission), July 2007 TFEU Lisbon Treaty, article 165 Communication on Developing the European Dimension in Sport (Commission), January 2011 EU Work Plan for Sport (EU Council), May 2011 Various reports, resolutions, Preparatory Actions and events supported by the European Parliament

3 Sport Many topics to be covered: Fight against doping Education and training in sport Professional qualifications in risky sports Transfers and sport agencies Fight against violence, intolerance and discrimination Health-enhancing physical activity Sport and environment Social inclusion and equal opportunities and sport Evidence-based policy-making in sport Sustainable financing of sport (state aid) Good governance in sport (i.a. free movement, sport agents, match-fixing)

4 Sport EU Work Plan for Sport (Council policy actions) Health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) New EU policy initiative to promote HEPA, including monitoring and evaluation and the development of indicators for the monitoring framework Anti Doping Contribution to the revision of the WADA Code Preparation of recommendations for doping prevention in recreational sport Education and training in sport EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes Gradual inclusion of sport qualifications in National Qualification Frameworks with reference to the EQF 4

5 Sport EU Work Plan for Sport (Council policy actions) Sport Statistics Policy recommendations based on the study on economic growth and employment in the EU Manual to set up Sport Satellite Accounts at national level Policy recommendations based on the study on a possible future sport monitoring function (2013) Match-fixing 1st set of recommendations as a basis for draft Council Conclusions on an EU strategy to fight match-fixing (planned for adoption 11/2012) 5

6 Sport EU Programmes EU Programmes exist in order to help implement EU policies Sport is partly mainstreamed in existing policies/programmes: regional, social, health, education, youth But some parts of EU sport policy cannot be supported through existing programmes Hence: Preparatory actions in sport and the proposal for a Sport Chapter in the new MFF programme on education, youth and sport

7 Sport Preparatory Actions Sport : (a)Promoting health-enhancing physical activity (b) Promoting education and training in sport (c) Promoting European fundamental values by encouraging sport for persons with disabilities (d) Promoting gender equality in sport (e) Fight against doping (f) Promoting social inclusion in and through sport (g) Promoting volunteering in sport (h) Prevention of and fight against violence and intolerance (i) Promoting innovative approaches to strengthen the organisation of sport in Europe (good governance)

8 Sport Partnership in sport Preparatory Action : (1) The fight against match fixing (2) The promotion of physical activity supporting active ageing (3) Awareness-raising about effective ways of promoting sport at municipal level (4) Trans-frontier joint grassroots sport competitions in neighbouring regions and Member States (X) Feasibility study on possible future mobility measures in sport

9 Sport New element of the 2012 call: 20% of private third-party co-financing In previous years, the EU grant covered up to 80% of eligible costs. In 2012, the EU grant constitutes max. 60% of eligible costs. Minimum of 20% of eligible costs must be provided by a private third party (i.e. not a public sector body).

10 Sport STUDIES Study on the contribution of sport to economic growth and employment in the EU The Gross Value Added (GVA) of sport in the EU is billion Euro or 1.76% of the EU total value added million people are employed in sport in the EU and this amounts to 2.12% of total EU employment Study on match-fixing in sports Encourage disciplinary rules and proceedings as well as a closer collaboration of sport organisations with law enforcement agencies and betting operators. Encourage cooperation through t European agencies EUROPOL and EUROJUST

11 Sport STUDIES (to be published) * Study on a future sport monitoring function in the EU (2012) *Study on the economic and legal aspects of transfers of players (2012) *Study on the assessment of the consequences of UEFA's Home Grown Players (2012) *Study on sports organisers' rights (2013) *Feasibility study on possible future mobility measures in sport (2013)

12 Sport MFF Education, Youth and Sport ( ) Proposed new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport (November 2011 Now under negotiation between the Council of the EU (27 Member States) and the European Parliament, which will together take the final decision Council adopted Partial General Approach on 11 May 2012.

13 Sport Article 11: Specific objectives (a) to tackle transnational threats to sport such as doping, match fixing, violence, racism and intolerance; (b) to support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes; (c) to promote social inclusion, equal opportunities and health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in sport. In letter (c), Council proposes to add: "to promote voluntary activities in sport"

14 Sport Article 12: Activities 1. The objectives of cooperation in Sport shall be pursued through the following transnational activities: (a) support to transnational collaborative projects; (b) support to non-commercial European sport events involving several European countries; (c) support the strengthening of the evidence base for policy making; (d) support to capacity building of sport organisations; (e) dialogue with relevant European stakeholders. Council proposes to delete (b) and (d).

15 Sport Private funding Art. 12 par. 2: The sport activities referred to in paragraph 1 shall, where appropriate, leverage supplementary funding through partnerships with third parties such as private undertakings. Therefore already in 2012 private third-party funding is an obligatory requirement of our Call for Proposals

16 Sport Budget for the Sport Chapter Based on the results of the evaluation of the Preparatory Actions, the Commission proposes an average annual budget of around 34 million for sport. Total proposed amount over 7 years: 238 million Budget that will allow us to concentrate on those actions that have a clear EU added value and address problems and issues that cannot be dealt with effectively at national level.

17 Sport Thank you for your attention ! 17


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