On 26th October 2021, the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education approved the report on EU Sports Policy: Assessment and Possible Ways Forward, which EuropeActive contributed to.
The report makes several recommendations for the future of sport and physical activity policy, such as improving coordination between European institutions and civil society organisations to further develop the role of sport in various policy areas such as the environment or the economy. In addition, it calls for a respect of European values in sports, such as gender equality. Promoting an active lifestyle is also strongly recommended by increasing the possibilities to be physically active.
The rapporteur of the report, MEP Tomasz Frankowski, said “We need more EU policy involvement in sports and more sports funding. Our main task as MEPs is to enhance and protect a values-based sporting model in Europe for the next generation.”
The full Parliament will vote on the report during the November plenary session on 22-25 November.