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Member States’ ministers for Sport adopted conclusions on the economic dimensions of sport and its socio-economic benefits. The aim of the conclusion is to recognize sport as a driver for growth and jobs, as well as a means to improve the health and social conditions of citizens. Furthermore, the ministers held a public debate on the major sporting events as drivers for innovation.

Over 100 experts attended the first Cluster Meeting on the Integrity of Sport in Brussels on 4-5 December. The main focus of the sessions and interactive workshops covered the areas of good governance, match-fixing and doping. EuropeActive’s President Sir Graham Watson moderated a panel discussion on how sport organisations progress towards better governance and then handed over for the concluding remarks from Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.

Last week on Tuesday November 27th, the European Commission organized the 2018 #BeInclusive awards. Participants, volunteers and professionals from all over Europe came together in Brussels to celebrate projects who make our society more inclusive through sport.

On 17th October, EuropeActive was invited to attend the #BeActive Awards Ceremony in Sofia (the current European Capital of Sport) in the presence of the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr. Tibor Navracsics. The 2018 Awards Gala celebrated inspiring contributions to promoting active lifestyles in Europe by awarding people through 3 different categories: workplace, local hero and education.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered yesterday his fourth annual State of the Union speech.

The second meeting of the European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” took place in Split 11-12 July. Experts from the Member States were joined by observers and speakers to review the current position and understanding of qualifications and skills in sport.

The European Sectoral Social Dialogue for Sport and Active Leisure test phase (ESSD) is suspended since the beginning of 2018. The European Commission confirmed that “There is a shared understanding that – for the time being - regular meetings organised by the Commission are not a promising way to develop the social dialogue in the sector”.

EuropeActive’s Active Learning for Children in School 2 (ALCIS2) project has been judged to be a success s

EuropeActive attended CEDEFOP’s high-level event about Future of Jobs and Current Challenges on 8th June 2018 in Brussels. During the event CEDEFOP’s skills forecast for EU 28 has been released with a specific focus on the future skills needed in different types of jobs.

MEP Bogdan Wenta hosted past Tuesday, 5 June, 2018 the High-Level Panel "Time to act for Europe against sports manipulations" in the European Parliament in Brussels. The first key note speech was delivered by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

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