Measures to combat discrimination in sports on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity: EU approach in development. Bart Ooijen Sport Unit DG Education and Culture European Commission Utrecht, Netherlands 12 October 2012. Article 165 TFEU.
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DG Education and Culture
12 October 2012
And by protecting the physical and moral integrity of sportsmen and sportswomen, especially the youngest sportsmen and sportswomen.
EU Funding programmes exist in order to help implement EU policies
Sport is partly mainstreamed in existing policies/programmes: regional, social inclusion, health, education, youth, human rights
Human rights and citizenship programme
The main objectives of the project are:
Promotion of the approach to establish sport as means for fostering equal rights and intercultural dialogue mainly amongst stakeholders in football
With regard to equal rights and opportunities of LGBT persons exchanging of good practice initiatives, knowledge and educational tools between new and old Member States of the EU.
Establishing of structures for a European network and enhancing the expertise and competences of grassroots organizations, fan organizations, LGBT groups and Roma people.
But some parts of EU sport policy cannot be supported through existing programmes
Hence: Preparatory Actions and Sport Chapter of Erasmus for All
Test suitable European networks and good practices in the field of sport. Topics in 2009:
Promoting health-enhancing physical activity
(b) Promoting education and training in sport
(c) Promoting European fundamental values by encouraging sport for persons with disabilities
(d) Promoting gender equality in sport
Support Youth Olympic Festival Tampere
Support Mediterranean Games Pescara
Topics in 2010:
Fight against doping
Promoting social inclusion in and through sport
Promoting volunteering in sport
Support Special Olympics Euro games Warsaw
- preparatory stage including coaching education, awareness
- role events, including non sport events as side
Topics in 2011:
Prevention of and fight against violence and intolerance in sport
Promoting innovative approaches to strengthen the organisation of sport in Europe
Support Special Olympics World Games Warsaw
Support Youth Olympic Festival Liberec
Support European Streetfootball event Poznan
Selected projects Preparatory Actions 2011 fight against stereotypes and discrimination
on fight against violence and intolerance in sport
‘Pro Supporters Prevention through empowerment’ VIDC AT
Partnership CZ, DE, IE, UK
‘Educational LABs for European Young Supporters’ CONI IT
Partnership EL, ES, IT, NL, PT, RO, SE, UK
‘Prevention of sexualised violence in sports’ DSJ DE
Partnership: EPC, EBF, ENGSO, EWS, Eurochild. FICEPS,EUSA
‘Pride in Sport ’ Fight & Prevention homophobic violence and intolerance in sport EGLSF NL
Partnership: FARE, FR, HU, DE, SI, UK
Activities 2012 fight against stereotypes and discrimination
Monitoring projects 2011
Preparatory Actions “partnership on sport” 2012 - 2013
- Call for proposals 2012
visibility of value of local sport
- feasibility study Sport Erasmus mobility programme
- supporting specific international events:
EU sportforum Cyprus 19-20 September 2012
Multi-annual financial framework of the EU is negotiated every 7 years
Currently being negotiated for 2014-2020
Framework for the adoption of annual EU budgets
Proposed new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport
Commission proposal from November 2011
Now under negotiation between the Council of the EU (27 Member States) and the European Parliament, which will together take the final decision
Council (MS) adopted Partial General Approach on 11 May 2012.
(a) to tackle transnational threats to sport such as doping, match fixing, violence,racism and intolerance;
(b) to support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes;
(c) to promote social inclusion, equal opportunitiesand health-enhancing physicalactivity through increased participation in sport.
In letter (c), Council proposes to add: "to promote voluntary activities in sport"
1. The objectives of cooperation in Sport shall be pursued through the followingtransnational activities:
(a) support to transnational collaborative projects;
(b) support to non-commercial European sport events involving
(c) support the strengthening of the evidence base for policy making;
(d) support to capacity building of sport organisations;
(e) dialogue with relevant European stakeholders.
Council proposes to delete (b) and (d).
Based on the results of the evaluation of the Preparatory Actions, the Commission proposes an average annual budget of around € 34 million for sport.
Total proposed amount over 7 years: € 238 million
Reasonable budget that will allow us to concentrate on those actions that have a clear EU added value and address problems and issues that cannot be dealt with effectively at national level.
Negotiations between Member States and European parliament about the support for transnational events like Youth Paralympic and Olympic festivals, Special Olympics and other grassroots events
Negotiations about the total budget for Erasmus for all including the sport chapter.
Different type EU programmes support projects in sport fight against stereotypes and discrimination
Decentralized programmes in Member States
Thank you for your fight against stereotypes and discrimination