Member States’ ministers for Sport adopted conclusions on the economic dimensions of sport and its socio-economic benefits.
On July 1, 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Bulgaria. The House of Sport invited the Sport attaché of the Austrian Permanent Representation, Ms. Barbara Spindler-Oswald, for a policy breakfast meeting on Thursday, June 28th, to talk about the priorities of the presidency in the field of sport.
After a brief introduction, Ms. Spindler-Oswald focussed on the two main priorities in the field of sport; the economic dimension of sport and sport and health, with an emphasis on workplaces. EuropeActive and the other partners of the House of Sport reacted very positively on the choice of priorities. They also expressed their interest in collaborating with the Austrian presidency and their eagerness to help make the presidency a real success.
Subsequently, Ms Spindler-Oswald presented the events that will be organised in the light of the presidency in the coming months. She invited the members of the House of Sport to participate in and make active contributions to these events. Concluding the meeting, the presidency and the members of the house of sport expressed their willingness to further elaborate the fruitful collaboration in the coming months.