First-ever Sport Package Unveiled

European Commission
02/11/2011 07:20

Sports Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou unveiled a communication which sets out the European Union`s (EU) first-ever sports programme and hopes to have the first collection of policies released in 2014.


The communication, entitled Developing the European Dimension in Sport, proposes that the EU

  • Signs up to the Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe;
  • Develops and implements security arrangements and safety requirements for international sport events;
  • Continues to make progress towards introducing national targets based on the EU`s Physical Activity Guidelines;
  • Develops standards for access to sport events and venues for people with a disability; and
  • Promotes women`s access to leadership positions in sport.


It also calls on sport associations to establish mechanisms for the collective selling of media rights to ensure adequate redistribution of revenue.


To read the full communication, please click here 


To read the press release announcing the communication, please click here