On 1 July, Austria took over the 6 month Presidency of the Council of the EU Council. Austria presidency will conclude the trio of presidencies composed with Estonia and Bulgaria (respectively second semester of 2017 and first semester of 2018).
In their programme, available on the Austrian Presidency website, the country reveals its three priorities for the upcoming semester:
Without being directly related to sport these priorities can nevertheless have an impact on the sport sector:
Regarding the area of sport, the main focus of the Presidency will be the Economic Dimension of Sport. On 22 September, just before the opening of the European Week of Sport, the Presidency will host a conference on the topic, in Vienna. Further information has already been released in the previous edition of our Monthly report.
The EOC EU Office will keep you informed of developments during the Austrian Presidency.