Member States’ ministers for Sport adopted conclusions on the economic dimensions of sport and its socio-economic benefits.
On the 24th and 25th January 2018, within the framework of the Bulgarian presidency, the Ministry of Youth and Sports organised in Sofia a conference on the importance of education and investigation for preventing doping in grassroots sport.
The first panel dealt with the investigation and data protection by presenting the Study on data protection and anti-doping which represents one of the many consequences of the new GDPR. Moreover, it has been showed the state of play of the fight against doping by the Interpol and WADA representatives and how the cooperation between law enforcement and anti-doping authorities should increase.
The second day focused on prevention through education. Ciff Collins, Director of programmes EuropeActive, moderated the session and presented the EU funded project FAIR regarding doping in recreational sport. EuropeActive has been committed for almost a decade in the fight against doping and it has settled education, research and awareness of public opinion of main means to combat the abuse of doping substances.