ENGSO at annual plenary meeting of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) 

On 8-9 June, the annual plenary meeting of the Enlarged Partial Agreement welcomed both the Governing Board and the Consultative Committee in Strasbourg.

During this meeting, Charlotte Girard Fabre from IFSO (International Federation for Sports Officials) was elected chair of the Consultative Committee to fill the vacancy for the remaining mandate period. Andrej Pisl from EUSA (European University Sports Association) was elected member of the bureau. ENGSO congratulates both on their new engagement and wishes them all the best.

 

 

A major part of the agenda was the European Sports Charter and members of the Consultative Committee exchanged about their initiatives that are aligned and promote the Charter. ENGSO Policy and Coordination Officer Elisabeth Strobach, highlighted the recent adoption of the updated ENGSO Policy Programme, the projects Sport as Values, EQUIP and the Youth Integrity Ambassadors Programme, as well as the Manual on Human Rights Education through Sport, developed by ENGSO Youth.  EPAS also has a Working Group to promote and implement the European Sports Charter, and the Centre for Sport and Human Rights had been elected to become the non-governmental member of this working group.

 

 

Additionally, two round table discussions around the topic of integrity were organised. Concerning an integrated approach to integrity, ideas and concepts were discussed from IPACS (International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport) to the Finnish Centre for Integrity in Sport and a proposal for “Clearing Sport, a new Global agency to counter crime and protect integrity”. The second session focussed on specific tools to promote sport integrity, such as the role of the Network of Magistrates and Prosecutors Responsible for Sports (MARS), the Macolin Convention and the Saint-Dennis Convention.

EPAS 2023

Photo credit: Council of Europe

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