On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 16:00-17:30 the Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) will organize the virtual workshop Raising Awareness on Human Rights in Youth Sports: The Role of Sport Organizations and Educational Institutions, moderated by Consultative Committee Bureau member – Secretary General ENSE, Louis MOUSTAKAS, with the participation of:
Dorothy ROZGA, Head Child Rights, Centre for Sport and Human Rights Anne TIIVAS, Chair, Safe Sport International
Sara MASSINI, Secretary General, ENGSO
Marija CRNKOVIĆ, Head of Service of international cooperation, Ministry of Sport, Croatia
Iris HUGO-BOUVIER, Football and Social Responsibility Coordinator, UEFA
Peter BRULL, Sports Director, European Olympic Committees
Stanislas FROSSARD, EPAS Executive Secretary, Council of Europe
Led by Kole GJELOSHAJ, Chair of the CC and Deputy Secretary General of ISF, the workshop will include 60-minute lectures followed by 30-minute questions and discussions on the following topics:
You can find more information about the event here.
During the most recent meeting of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Consultative Committee (CC) meeting on September 8th, ENSE secretary general Louis Moustakas was elected as a Bureau Member for the CC.
Created by the Council of Europe, EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between its member states. The Consultative Committee of EPAS comprises members of sports organisations, NGOs and international organisations. As a partnership body, it gives its opinion on the programme of activities and provides advice for the decisions of the Governing Board.
An influential actor in the sector, EPAS recommendations have been later adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on issues of sports ethics, the autonomy of the sports movement, and the protection of young athletes. Older recommendations such as the European Sports Charter are regularly monitored via consultative visits in member states.
The new Bureau of the CC will be chaired by Kolë Gjeloshaj from International School Sport Federation, with Tone Jagodic from European Olympic Committees acting as vice-chair. Alongside Louis Moustakas, Janez Sodrznik from TAFISA, Laura Capranica from European Athlete as Student Network, James Ogilvie from UEFA were also elected as members.
The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) has been an official member of the Consultative Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) since 2018. More information about EPAS can be found here.
ENSE participated in the seminar on “Human Rights in Sport”, which was held at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on the 20th of November 2019.
The event was organized by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Secretariat with the support of various entities such as the Secretariat of the Anti-doping Convention, the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) and the European Court of Human Rights.
In this one-day seminar, stakeholders were informed about recent developments on human rights in sport from both a governmental perspective as well as through the lens of sports organisations.
During the seminar bilingual parallel workshops took place, fostering interesting discussions with key stakeholders in the respective fields. The discussion featured in these workshops dealt with the discrimination against the LGBTI community in sport, the economic and social rights of athletes, the freedom of the sports press as well as the right to physical activity.
Thanks to EPAS and the Council of Europe for organizing the seminar and offering a platform to exchange views with specialists from sports ministries, sports organisations, academics and human rights experts from across Europe.
ENSE is pleased to announce that it is now an official member of the Consultative Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).
Created by the Council of Europe, EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between its member states. It also encourages dialogue between public authorities, sports federations and NGOs. This contributes to better governance, with the aim of making sport more ethical, more inclusive and safer.
An influential actor in the sector, EPAS recommendations have been later adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on issues of sports ethics, the autonomy of the sports movement, and the protection of young athletes Older recommendations such as the European Sports Charter are regularly monitored via consultative visits in member states.
The 12th EPAS Governing Board meeting in Strasbourg on May 14 and 15th 2018. More information on the Council of Europe and EPAS can be found here.