On 22 October 2014, the European Parliament gave its final consent to the new team of Commissioners, which will be led by Jean-Claude Juncker from Luxembourg. Their five-year term will start on 1 November.
On 20 October 2014, the EOC EU Office welcomed Leigh Thompson at the office in Brussels for an introductory meeting. Leigh Thompson is the new Policy Adviser of the Sport and Recreation Alliance of the United Kingdom. He took office during summer. He will be dealing with a number of issues including EU-affairs.
On 6 October 2014, The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) published a new call for proposals for Erasmus+ including the sports chapter, together with the 2015 Programme Guide. In total 16,8 million EUR will be allocated for not-for-profit sport events and collaborative partnerships.
Following the adoption of the final text of the “Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions” of the Council of Europe on 9 July 2014, the Convention was signed on 18 September in Magglingen, Switzerland.