Register for the Sport and the European Parliament elections webinar

Sport has an enormous potential to contribute to the well-being of individuals and societies at large. Electing the right candidates into the European Parliament will help to maintain and strengthen the role of sport at the European and national level.​

Join our webinar, organised by the ENGSO EU Advisory Committee, which will take place on:

Date: 22 February 2024

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CET

Location: online (Zoom)

Keynote speakers

  • Tomasz Frankowski (Member of the European Parliament, CULT committee member)
  • Sara Massini (Secretary General at ENGSO)
  • Ester Helthuis (Public Affairs Advisor at NOC*NSF)
  • Arthur Garrido (Vice-President of ANESTAPS)

Key points we will discuss during the webinar:

  • Mainstreaming of sport into other policy areas (health, internal market, youth, employment and social affairs, etc.);
  • Provide material for organisations to use in advocating for sport to be included in the agendas of candidate MEPs’;
  • Recreation of the standing committee of sport within the European Parliament;
  • Develop structured dialogue within the standing committee of sport.

Key topic of discussion: Sport and European Parliament elections

Between June 6 and 9, 2024, millions of Europeans will participate in shaping the future of European democracy during the European elections. The European Parliament adopts laws that impact everyone, from large countries to small communities, powerful companies to young start-ups, encompassing both the global and the local. EU laws address a multitude of people’s priorities, including the environment, security, migration, social policies, consumer rights, economy, rule of law, and more. Today, every important national topic also has a European angle. The elections will determine which Members of the European Parliament will represent European citizens in preparing new laws and will influence the election of the European Commission. These decisions will significantly impact the daily lives of 448 million people in the European Union.

Sport, which is a supportive competency of the EU, has been gaining increasing importance since its incorporation in the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. Sport is an essential part of the European identity, capable of fostering social cohesion and building communities. Additionally, it constitutes a significant portion of the European economy, affecting many interrelated policy areas. Therefore, to maintain the high priority of sport on the EU agenda, it is vital to elect members of parliament who advocate for preserving and further strengthening the position of sport in the European Union.

Sport And European Elections Webinar

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