Meeting of the EOC EU Commission in Brussels

Created on Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 11:41:29

The 2nd meeting of the EOC EU Commission took place at the EOC EU Office on 13 October 2015. Representatives of Cypriote, Danish, Estonian, French, Georgian, Icelandic and Ukrainian NOCs got updated on European Union (EU) sport policy and met European Union’s sport policy officials.
Folker Hellmund, Head of the EOC EU Office, introduced the new slogan of the EOC EU Office – “The House of European Sport”, and provided an update on the High Level Groups on Sport Diplomacy and on Grassroots Sport and the five Council Expert Groups (e.g. on good governance or match-fixing).
The EOC EU policy officers then presented different sport-related aspects of the EU policy. Stefan Brost, from the German Football Federation, gave a precise overview about “how the Digital Agenda policy is affecting the sport movement”. Then, Valentin Capelli provided an overview about the Data Protection (see our detailed article on the Safe Harbour case), and the Visa reform: as this reform could include a so-called “touring visa” permitting non-EU sportspersons to stay longer in the EU.
The following session was led by Alexandre Husting from the Luxembourg Presidency, Chair of the Council Working Party on Sport. He highlighted the three priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency in sport: 1. signing of the Council of Europe convention on manipulation of sport competitions 2. promotion of motor skills, physical and sport activities for young children, and 3. representation of EU Member States in the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Yves Le Lostecque, Head of the Sport Unit of the European Commission, affirmed that the EU Sport Unit intends to work hand in hand with sport organisations. Regarding the EU funding, he recalled the EU priorities (gender equality, match-fixing, anti-doping). Mr. Le Lostecque expressed his confidence concerning the work of the High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy, stating that the question was “How can the EU help sport, and not how can sport help the EU”.

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

​The NOC of Croatia becomes partner of the office

​The NOC of Lithuania becomes partner of the office

The NOC of Cyprus becomes partner of the office

The Belgian NOC becomes partner of the office

ASOIF becomes partner of the office

NOC Poland becomes partner of the office, bringing the total number of partners to 30

 

 

 

 

 

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