On 25 October, the European Commission published the 2018 Call for Proposals and the corresponding Programme Guide for Erasmus+ covering all actions, including the sport chapter. Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide.
On 26 October 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgement on the ‘English Bridge Union (EBU)’ case. The Court stated that the physical aspect of bridge is negligible. It therefore rejected EBU’s claim to fall under the concept of sport and to benefit from the tax-exemption allocated to such activity.
On 24 November 2017, the NOC of Croatia officially signed a bilateral agreement to become partner of the EOC EU Office as of 1 January 2018. The agreement was signed on the occasion of the 46th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Zagreb by EOC President Mr. Janez Kocijančič and NOC Croatia Secretary General Mr. Josip Čop.