EU Sport Forum 2011
The Presidency of the Council of the European Union rotates between the 27 member states every six months. Hungary took over the Presidency of the EU on January 1, 2011.
On February 22-23 in Budapest, Hungary the European Commission organized the EU Sport Forum as key platform for dialogue held for the third time.
Besides leading representatives from International and European Sport Organizations, Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations, representatives from the Olympic and sport movement Dr. Tamás Aján, IOC Honorary Member and President of the IWF was also in attendance.
The EU Sports Commissioner Ms. Androulla Vassiliou from Cyprus promised that greater attention will be given to sporting issues within the European Union. She added that the European Union’s budget will include a separate chapter on financial support for sport.
In the future, the European Sport Ministers wish to extend the area of sport development especially focusing on the expansion of possibilities for the rising sport generation through a program named “Sport for ALL” and on the improvement of fight against doping.