Given that there are serious violations of human rights in sport, including spectator violence, doping and corruption, the Council of Europe has established several conventions to combat the most serious violations: it is made up of members of sports organisations, NGOs and international organisations. The Council of Europe`s sports standards form the basis for the implementation, monitoring and support of capacity building and the exchange of good practices. Sport is everywhere. For a long time, however, it was a private company, far from being the subject of policy or legal issues. But times have changed. Council of Europe member states have opted for sport, which is now seen as an instrument of social inclusion, health and education. Since 1992, the Council of Europe`s European Sports Charter has established a framework for the development of sports policies based on common values. Not all countries have always had the same vision of sport at European level: above all, its place in society and the priorities of sports policy have sometimes echoed different political visions. While some countries have a long tradition of promoting mass sport, others have a policy that is very focused on the results of international competitions or the development of professional sport. The COVID 19 pandemic showed that these differences did not disappear. Not all countries have approached the issue of sport during captivity and their recovery plans from the same perspective.
Although the health crisis has led to an increase in individual sport in several European countries, this has not stopped council of Europe member states from recognising the importance of sport today. They agree on their role and impact at all levels of society. For the past two years, the sport has been promoted as a right. The right to sport. This development is not insignificant. Without reservation, it expresses the willingness of states to promote the benefits of sport for social inclusion, health and education. The right to sport is closely linked to the exercise of civil and political rights as codified by the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as to the economic, social and cultural rights enshrined in the European Social Charter. Based on the previous work of the Council of Europe, the Board of Directors of the Extended Partial Agreement on Sport (CEPOL) has decided to address a particular aspect of the migration issue by prioritizing the theme of integrating newcomers through sport. In June 2016, the EPAS organized a conference on this topic. The aim was to identify and assess, through the views of sports and migration representatives, the role of sport vis-à-vis migrants and the contribution of these migrants to sport. It is clear that many relevant initiatives and interesting experiences are being implemented by different actors, but that knowledge and information exchange are lacking. – Izstretét sporta politikas strat`iju un noteikt attiecégus standartus, kas atspoguéotu sporta noz`mi m`sdienu sabiedr`bé, Veicot to sadarbé a dialoga ar visém iesaist-taj`m, An influential player in this sector, the EPAS recommendations were then adopted by the Council of Europe`s Committee of Ministers on issues of sports ethics, autonomy of the sports movement and protection of young athletes Older recommendations such as the European Charter of Sport are regularly monitored by consultative visits to Member States.