Ad Hoc Committee on Agreement on Sport

Comité ad hoc pour l'accord sur le sport (CAHAS)

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1977-11 Strasbourg France


Nov 1977, Strasbourg (France), as Committee for the Development of Sport – Comité pour le développement du sport (CDDS), by D-XD0435 - Council of Europe (CE), following 1st Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Sport, 1975, Brussels (Belgium), which defined the principles of 'Sport for All' (a policy aimed at encouraging general participation in sport or other physical activities in leisure time), which eventually led to the drawing up of, and to the official adoption, 24 Sept 1976, of a European Sports Charter – Charte européenne du sport, also known as European Sport for All Charter, revised 2001. The Charter sets the political frame and the social standards for an enjoyable, healthy, safe and moral practice of sport, supported by governments and sport associations. The T-XT5467 - European Cultural Convention establishes the framework for the Council of Europe's work on education, culture, heritage, sport and youth and is presently in force between 48 European countries. Ceased to exist 1 Jan 2007; activities taken over by F-XM3416 - Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).


Promote sport and its social and health benefits to individuals and society through policies based on the same principles throughout Europe; ensure democratic principles, accountability and equal access to sports facilities and activities; promote role of sport in furthering social cohesion.


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Session (annual) in Strasbourg (France). Bureau (meets twice a year), comprises 9 members including Chair, Vice-Chair and a member representing Sports NGOs. Working parties; groups of experts.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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