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Council of Europe: XVII Conference of Ministers of the Council of Europe for Sport


October 26 and 27 took place 17this Conference of Ministers of the Council of Europe for Sport in Antalya, Turkey, a country that will host ISF Winter Gymnastics in Erzurum in February 2023.

The event was attended by ISF, which is a member of and chairs the EPAS Consultative Committee.

On this occasion, Member States adopted two resolutions:

* Sport for all: uniting us for stronger societies

* Rethinking Sport: paving the way for a healthy and sustainable future.

The ISF took the floor to highlight the following:

This there has been a steady decline in sporting activity, especially in organized sport and especially among teenage girls. This practice is understood as providing an appropriate structured structure to be developed with appropriate professional technical, pedagogical and educational support for the benefit of practitioners and the community at large.

The role of sport has never been so important, which is why we must take into account the sports dimension in redactionucthe development of intelligence and intelligence as well as in pro-health policies, including “mental-cognitive” policies. That all stakeholders must work together to ensure

Strengthening the relationship between educational institutions and organized sport in order to acquire the right knowledge for sustainable and independent living to cope with rapid changess With our societies for the enhancement of responsible and values-based citizenship

The question of resources is essential, policies must be proactive, with an approach that has education, prevention and adaptation at its heart, these investments will immediately have positive consequences for all the topics that are required in the sports treaty through these structures and for which school sport is appropriate and great tool

October 27 extra the event took place, entitled:

Integrating migrants and refugees through sport: assessing current best practices, identifying weaknesses and finding ways to progress

Among many large sports organizations, such as the IOC and UEFA, the ISF presents the actions taken this year to ensure the presence of Ukrainian teams in May at the 18th Gymnasiade – Normandy 2022 and in S.trbske PforestSlovakia for the ISF Cross Country World Championships.

With its activities, the ISF draws attention to the fact that sport and educational structures have always been vectors for receiving and integrating people who have emigrated. Sports communities have enabled migrants to surround themselves, guide, advise and finally integrate in a flexible and discreet way in their host countries thanks to a huge network of very diverse people involved in sport. Isn’t one of the characteristics of sport its SOCIAL CAPITAL from the most local to the most international level and from the most integrated people to the people in the integration process?

Information and documents concerning the Conference are available on the website:

XVII Conference of Ministers responsible for sport – Speakers (coe.int)

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