President von der Leyen’s final State of the Union Address

On Wednesday 13 September, Strasbourg hosted one of Europe's most significant events: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her State of the Union Address (SOTEU) to the European Parliament. This annual address outlines the main political priorities, objectives, and initiatives for the upcoming legislative year.

2023 European Week of Sport at the ready

The European Commission’s Sport Unit hosted virtually their annual European Week of Sport (EWoS) Key Players Seminar 15 June 2023, in preparation of the annual campaign. The 9th edition of EWoS is set to roll out across the continent during the usual last week of September: 23-30 September 2023.

European Commission hosts the 2023 EU Sport Forum in Stockholm

On 2-3 May, the European Commission organised its main sport policy event of the year, the EU Sport Forum, in Stockholm, Sweden. The annual event brings together the European sport movement to discuss the latest policy developments in the field. 
European Commissioner Maryia Gabriel, whose portfolio includes sport, opened the 2023 EU Sport Forum via a video message. She stressed the important role sport can play in terms of inclusion and social cohesion.

European Commission convenes Expert Group on post-pandemic recovery and crisis resilience of the sport sector for the 7th time

On Thursday March 23rd, the 7th meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on strengthening the recovery and the crisis resilience of the sport sector during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic took place in hybrid format in Brussels.  
The first session of the meeting was centred around the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on volunteering and grassroots sport.