New EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020

New EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020

The second EU Work Plan for Sport (2014-2017) has come to an end and a new one (2017-2020), based on the Commission's evaluation, has been adopted in May by the EU Ministers responsible for sport at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting.

The new EU Work Plan for Sport which will come into force on July 1, sets out the key topics which Member States and the Commission should prioritise until 2020: integrity of sport will focus on good governance, safeguarding minors, fighting matchfixing, doping & corruption; economic dimension focussing on innovation in sport, and sport & digital single market; sport & society focussing on social inclusion, coaches, media, environment, health, education & sport diplomacy.

There will be 2 Expert Groups (integrity and skills and workforce development in sport), and new working methods will be introduced, including cluster meetings. The Commission has been advised to ensure the follow–up of the two High Level Groups, on sport diplomacy and grassroots sport.

The duration of the Work Plan, as suggested by the Commission, was prolonged till the end of 2020 – 3.5 years, to align it with the Erasmus+ programme and the Multiannual Financial Framework.

To download the new EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020, click HERE or see http://ec.europa.eu/sport/.