Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)5 Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 October 2021 at the 1414th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies
Sport is an opportunity; it teaches us tolerance and respect. It allows us to push back our limits and learn one from another, often erasing differences and frontiers. It makes us stronger in many respects.
For over four decades, the Council of Europe has advocated fair play and respect in sport, tackling corruption and helping make sport safe, ethical and accessible to all.
The European Sports Charter is the Council of Europe standard which lays down the basic principles for national sports policies, allowing governments to provide everyone with opportunities to practise sport under well-defined conditions. It inspires policy makers and provides guidance to member states on how to perfect their existing sport legislation or other policies and to develop a comprehensive framework for sport.
The Charter has been, and still is, a reference point for the development of sport in Europe since its adoption in 1992, and countries and sports have benefited from the principles and values it embodies. Its latest revision was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 October 2021.
RECOMMENDATION CM/REC(2021)5 ON THE REVISED EUROPEAN SPORTS CHARTER A. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
Article 1 – Aim of the Charter
Article 2 – Definition of “sport” and scope of the Charter B. STAKEHOLDERS
Article 3 – Public authorities
Article 4 – The sports movement
Article 5 – Corporate and professional sectors C. VALUES-BASED SPORT
Article 6 – Human rights
Article 7 – Education in values through sports ethics
Article 8 – Integrity
Article 9 – Sustainability D. SPORT FOR ALL
Article 10 – The right to sport
Article 11 – Building the foundations for the practice of sport
Article 12 – Developing participation
Article 13 – Improving performance
Article 14 – Supporting top-level and professional sport E. MEANS
Article 15 – Facilities and activities
Article 16 – Human resources
Article 17 – Information and research
Article 18 – Finance
Article 19 – Domestic and international co-operation F. FINAL PROVISIONS
Article 20 – Support and follow-up to the implementation of the Charter