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Sport as a tool for promoting growth, social inclusion and solidarity in European regions

The joint event of the European Committee of the Regions and UEFA will be on 28 November in Brussels

  • November 27, 2018 21:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Paul Murphy/UEFA

Sport produces a multitude of benefits to the society and make an important contribution to the achievement of the strategic objectives of the EU’s cohesion policy and the Sustainable Development Goals. The European Committee of the Regions and EUFA are organising an EU funding workshop on 28 November 2018 at the CoR headquarters. The event will focus on the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds in relation to sport initiatives and small-scale public sports infrastructures as well as other funding programmes relevant to football for promoting integration, social inclusion and public health.

The event aims to find ways to improve synergies between ESIF and UEFA funding instruments at both local and regional level. At the end of the workshop, a joint CoR-UEFA declaration will be presented on the role of sport initiatives and small-sports infrastructures as a tool for regional development and their positive impact on economic/social development, healthy lifestyles, urban development, tourism etc.

Source: cor.europa.eu

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