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TAFISA joins the EU Sport Forum 2023 in Stockholm


On May 2-3, a TAFISA delegation consisting of President Wolfgang Baumann (Germany) together with TAFISA Vice-President Denis Karakasis from the Ministry of Culture and Sport/General Secretariat for the Center for Sports and Physical Activity from the Netherlands joined the EU Sport Forum, which was held in Stockholm as part of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The two-day event was opened on May 2 by the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, who was accompanied by the Swedish Minister of Social Affairs and Health Jakob Forssmed and Member of the European Parliament, as well as the co-chairman of the European Parliament Sport Team Tomasz Frankowski. Panel discussions on topics such as ‘Women in Sport: From Foundations to Leadership’ and ‘Integrity in Sport’ lined up the agenda, along with high-profile speeches and a variety of parallel sessions, creating an inspiring event which was also accompanied by the #BeInclusive ceremony of the EU Sport Awards.

The forum also provided an excellent opportunity to exchange information with key stakeholders, and a TAFISA delegation met with ENGSO President Stefan Bergh to share information on the current partnership between the two organizations and explore places for future cooperation.

TAFISA delegation with Andriy Chesnokov, Deputy Minister for European Integration of Ukraine
(left to right): Jacqueline Kronenburg, Denis Karakasis, Andriy Chesnokov (Deputy Minister for European Integration, Ukraine), Wolfgang Baumann

The TAFISA delegation met with the President of ENGSO and his Team
The TAFISA delegation met Stefan Bergh (second from right) and his team during the EU Sport Forum

The event continued on Wednesday May 3 morning with various talks and parallel sessions. Following an update on the European Commission’s sport and Erasmus+ initiatives by Head of Unit for Sport, Floor van Houdt, and Deputy Head of Unit for Erasmus Mundus and Sport Luciano di Fonzo, the forum was closed by Viviane Hoffmann, Deputy Director General for Sport Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC).

TAFISA delegation with Viviane Hoffmann
Viviane Hoffmann (second from right) with the TAFISA delegation

TAFISA would like to thank and congratulate the Swedish Presidency and the European Commission for organizing an inspiring event.

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