2020 EPAS meeting and election of the new CC Bureau

2020 EPAS meeting and election of the new CC Bureau

The Council of Europe's member states representatives, forming the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), accompanied by the Consultative Committee, held their annual meeting in Strasbourg (FRA) and was also streamed online on September 8 and 9, 2020. The European University Sports Association (EUSA), being a member of the EPAS Consultative Committee, was represented at the event as well.

On the first day, the EPAS Consultative Committee met in the morning, reviewing the work and annual activities, discussing the proposals for the next year's conference on diversity and electing the new Bureau for the next 2-year mandate. The new EPAS CC Bureau will be Chaired by Mr Kole Gjeloshaj (ISF), with Mr Tone Jagodic (EOC) as the Vice-Chair, and members Ms Laura Capranica (EAS), Mr Louis Mustakas (ENSE), Mr James Ogilvie (UEFA) and Mr Janez Sodrznik (TAFISA).

Mr Kole Gjeloshaj (ISF), new Chair of the EPAS Consultative Committee

EPAS plenary sessions in the joint meeting of the Governing Board and the Consultative Committee were chaired by Ms Madeleine Delapierre (FRA) and Mr Alexandre Husting (LUX), supported by EPAS Secretary General Mr Stanislas Frossard and the Secretariat. The topics discussed were the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport, the proposal for the revised European Sport Charter, public webinar on the topic of COVID-19 impact on human rights in sport - planned for October, and doing a follow-up on the Tbilisi declaration.

Presentation on the topic of gender equality

The second day was dedicated to the current activities and projects, focusing on the three pillars - ethical sport (Kazan action plan on sport integrity, tackling corruption and promoting good governance), inclusive sport (promoting gender equality in sport and the ALL IN project, as well as the topic of diversity and fighting against discrimination, setting the topic of the EPAS Diversity Conference 2021) and safe sport (inclusion of children and their protection in sport, and the extreme martial arts & combat activities). The meeting concluded with the discussion on the next year's activities.

EPAS Secretary General Mr Stanislas Frossard and Chair of Governing Board Ms Madeleine Delapierre with the incoming and outgoing CC Bureau Chairs Mr Kole Gjeloshaj and Mr Jens Sejer Andersen

EUSA Communications & Projects Manager Mr Andrej Pisl and Education & Development Manager Ms Sara Rozman attended the meetings online.

For more information, please visit https://www.coe.int/en/web/sport/epas/