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The European Parliament published today the draft report on the EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward.
Coordinated by Committee on Culture and Education and the rapporteur T.Frankowski (MEP EPP) the draft report was based on the consultation with a wide spectrum of sports national, european and international organisations, shadow rapporteurs from the political groups, representatives of the European Commission, Slovenian Presidency, and the Council of Europe. The International School Sport Federation (ISF) participation allowed the school sport movement to speak about the priorities and recommendations in differnet fields related to physical activity, gender equality, safeguarguing children, education and inclusion in particular.
In regards to the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles together with education and development, the recommendation 28 of the report is especially calling on the Member States and public authorities to further develop sports infrastructure and to increase the amount of physical education and extracurricular physical activities in schools.
The ISF President - Mr Laurent Petrynka strongly welcomes this anouncement today and stated that ''This publication is an important steps for the whole sport community in EU and beyond to highlight the contribution of sport to tackle and improve major issues in our society. We are particularly proud that our contribution can participate to the discussion around the increase of the amount of physical education and extracurricular physical activities in schools (school sport). We look forward to the official approval of the report by the European Parliament in the next months. I would like to congratulate the European Parliament and all organisations who raised their voices to highlight the role that sport plays for society development and for the life of the EU citizens and worldwide''.
Read the complete draft report in the document enclosed.
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