Sport for All and Rethinking Sport are the two central themes of the 17th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport (26 October) in Antalya (Türkiye), organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) in co-operation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Türkiye.
Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić is opening the event together with the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Türkiye Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu. A video address will be delivered by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Conference brings together representatives from over 50 countries. Two main themes are on the agenda:
– Sport for all: uniting us for stronger societies;
– Rethinking sport: leading the way for a healthy and sustainable future.
Football Icon and Board Member of the UEFA Foundation for Children Clarence Seedorf will be one of the keynote speakers for the Sport for All theme. Paralympic Gold Medallist in Archery Gizem Girişmen will be one of the keynote speakers for the Rethinking Sport theme.
Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will close the conference with Minister Kasapoğlu. A side event on the inclusion of migrants and refugees through sport with SRSG for Migration and Refugees Leyla Kayacik will take place on 27 October.
17th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers for Sport in Antalya (Türkiye): focus on Sport for All and Rethinking Sport