Sport under the Portuguese Council Presidency

Created on Friday, 08 Jan 2021 15:06:26

More interestingly for the sport sector, holding the Council Presidency also means chairing the meetings of the different Council configurations and the Council's preparatory bodies.

This includes the Working Party on Sport. Portugal will therefore take on a prominent role in leading and shaping the agenda of these meetings.

Furthermore, the programme of the Portuguese Presidency includes several paragraphs that directly relate to sport:

"The Presidency will also pay attention to community policing and promoting public security, including the protection of public spaces and safety and violence in sport."


As part of the new EU Work Plan for Sport 2021-2024, the Portuguese Presidency has declared to cover the topic of innovation and digitalisation under the socioeconomic and environmental dimensions of sport:

"The Presidency will map innovation in sport and identify new trends in ‘sport of the future’ as part of the next EU Work Plan for Sport."

Additionally, the EU Sport Forum will take place under the Portuguese Presidency. It is not yet clear, however, when the Forum will be organised and whether it will take place entirely virtually, as a hybrid format or even as a physical event:

"Together with the European Commission, we will organise the EU Sport Forum."


Last but not least, also as part of the EU Work Plan, a focus will be put on the topic of sport diplomacy. The plan is to organise a conference to foster best-practice exchange and knowledge-building:

"Attention will be paid to sport as an instrument of the EU’s external relations, with a particular focus on Africa and Latin America."

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

The NOC Poland becomes partner to the office

IBU becomes partner to the office, bringing the total number of partners to 31 !

 

 

 

 

 

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