EU hears the voice of the european sport movement

Donation of  the Moroccan Olympic Committee for the management of the coronavirus pandemic
April 22, 2020
Installation of the lighting network at the Oran Stadium
April 28, 2020

The European Commission and the European Council have backed the COVID-19 position paper, which was produced by the EOC EU Office with the SHARE initiative stakeholders and urged both entities to ensure that sport organisations are fully eligible for support under relevant EU funding schemes directed to overcome the coronavirus crisis.

This backing was confirmed following a meeting of European Sport Ministers held via videoconference on 21 April, to discuss the current impact of the pandemic and solutions for the future of sport.

In the official press release following the meeting, the Commission outlined its instruments and resources to provide assistance and invited Member States to use them for the sport sector. These include the Corona Crisis Investment Initiative (CRII), Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) and the Temporary Framework for State Aid.