Programme of the Luxembourg Presidency

Created on Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 12:25:26

On 1 July, Luxembourg took over the Presidency of the EU Council until the end of December 2015.

With regard to sport policy itself, the Presidency will focus on:

  • Promotion of physical and motor skills. The Presidency will in particular aim at the age of early childhood.
  • Dual career training. The previous work on the issue will be developed.
  • Representation of the EU within the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Presidency will assess the future coordination.
  • Sport-related professions. Their impact on the economy will be addressed.

A general objective related to sport will be the promotion of social inclusion and fight against radicalisation of young people within societies.

Other points relevant for sport are the following:

  • Readjustment of Europe 2020 Strategy with priorities in education, training and qualifications.
  • Promotion of gender equality at all levels and further efforts to adopt the proposal for a Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment
    of persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
  • Acceleration of work on recasting the EU Visa Code and introducing a travel visa.
  • Finalisation of the EU data protection reform with the aim to conclude the matter before the end of the year.
  • Promotion of initiatives with a view to implementing a genuine Digital Single Market and removing barriers to cross-border digital trade.
  • Follow up on reflections on modernising copyright.
  • Advancement of discussions on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
  • Promotion of sustainable economic development including transition towards a green economy, review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and protection of forests.
  • Update of the European Neighbourhood Policy on the basis of a Commission communication

Partner Network

Four new partners join the office (Rugby Europe, ENGSO, LEN and FIFA)

The European Handball Federation (EHF) becomes partner of the office

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) becomes partner of the office

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) becomes partner of the office

The Czech Olympic Committee becomes partner of the office

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 23

The European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 24

The British Olympic Association (BOA) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 25

The NOC of Portugal becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 26

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Date & Location

22 July 2019
3rd Executive Committee Meeting
Baku

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