Ad Hoc Committee on Agreement on Sport

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

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History

Nov 1977, Strasbourg (France), as Committee for the Development of Sport -- Comité pour le développement du sport (CDDS), by 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 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 Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).

Aims

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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Activities

Facilitates implementation of Council of Europe 'Sports Reform, Innovation and Training Programme (SPRINT)'; provides sport programmes for minority groups such as migrants, refugees, the unemployed, prisoners and young delinquents and people with disabilities; collates work of National Ambassadors for Sport, Tolerance and Fair Play; prepares Conferences of European Ministers responsible for Sport. Also organizes: seminars; workshops; mobile training courses. Developed: 'Code of Sports Ethics' as a complement to the Sports Charter; 'Eurofit' physical fitness test providing information for exercise programmes; European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in Particular at Football Matches; Anti-doping Convention. Other foci: sport and physical education for children and young people; sports facilities; promotion of sport; sport and sustainable development; economic impact of sport; sport for refugees and displaced persons.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 48 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Health
  • Recreation
    • Sport
  • Law
    • Agreements

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

E9612

Last News Received

2007
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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