EU Council approves the new work plan for sport (2014-2017)


The Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council is always a chance to sum up what the European Institutions have been doing in the previous months and what the next developments will be. For sport, the yesterday meeting of the Sport Council revealed itself particularly important, since it represented the end of the Work Plan for Sport 2014-2017, the first one since the inclusion of sport in the Erasmus+ Programme, and the beginning of the new one, based on the Commission’s evaluation and approved by the Sport Working Group.

The Council resolution confirmed the three priority themes of the Work Plan, that will be carried on until 2020: integrity of sport, the economic dimension of sport and sport and society. Emphasis was placed on combating corruption, safeguarding minors, developing links between sport and the digital single market, including media rights, as well as on education within and through sport, the role of coaches and sport diplomacy.

Ministers also adopted conclusions on sport as a platform for social inclusion and as a follow-up, they discussed how to develop a media policy that supports social objectives in sport.

The News Work Plan aims at strengthening cooperation between member states and the Commission and at developing a short- and medium-term strategy, through the presence of two Expert Groups (integrity and skills and workforce development in sport), that will analyse the sport challenges of the future, as the fight against doping, combating match-fixing and improving good governance in sports organisations.

The duration of the Work Plan, as suggested by the Commission, was prolonged till the end of 2020 – 3.5 years, to align it with the Erasmus+ programme.


Project Welcome: ready to integrate through sport!

Our Clubs efforts in the fireld of integration are well-represented by our WELCOME Project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU and organised by Società Sportiva Lazio Basket in cooperation with APOEL and HASK Mladost.

After a cycle of three webinars held in last weeks with the participation of coaches, our Clubs are ready to go in the field. The first one is APOEL, that tomorrow, 18th May, will inaugurate the activities in Larnaca/Lefkosia Cyprus, involving around 60 refugees in their Multisport activities.

For further information visit the Project Website and the Facebook Page.

Great sport experience for EMCA in #BeActive Key Players Meeting

A two-day meeting rich of contents and #BeActive. Dublin hosted this year edition of the Key Players Meeting for the European Week of Sport. The EU Commission representatives met European Partner Organisations and National Coordinators, in order to exchange views and give guidelines about the 2017 edition of the Week, that will start next 23th September with a flagship event in Tartu (Estonia).

Thanks to the great organisation of the EU Commission with SportIreland, the first day was characterised by a series of TeamBuilding sport activities, all connected by the hashtag #BeActive. These activities were followed by a tour of the city and the final dinner ad Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin.

The second day of activities was represented by the institutional meeting, composed by two different parts: the first one regarding guidelines and programmes for the European Week of Sport; the second one, instead, was divided in two sessions, one dedicated to networking and one on social media activities.

To sum up, for our Stefano Orengo and Valerio Di Tommaso it has been once more a great occasion to participate and feel the #BeActive spirit, expressing once more the importance of being part of the EU family. A participation that will be in first place represented by the 25th September Conference in Brussels in the framework of the House of Sport.

Photos Taken from the EU Sport Official Twitter Account.

EMCA at EWoS Key Players Meeting in Dublin

ewos2017The European Week of Sport is heating its engines. Next 10th-11th May, the European Commission is organising a “key players meeting” that will see in Dublin (Eire) the participation of the EWoS partners, including EMCA representatives (Valerio Di Tommaso and Stefano Orengo).

After the success of the first two editions, the EU Commission is preparing the field for the 2017 activities. As in the first occasions, national coordinators and EU partners will play a crucial role in the dissemination of the #BeActive message. And the meeting is representing a new start for this year EWoS.

New friends for EMCA: Welcome, Wiener Sport-Club!

Wiener_LogoOur network is widening day by day, with new Multisport Clubs that are showing their interest in joining EMCA. The last in order of time is Wiener Sport-Club, based in Wien, that has just become our first Club coming from Austria.

With seven sections (Fencing, Cycling, Football, Water polo, Squash, Swimming and Running/athletics) under their brand, Wiener is one of the ancient clubs of EMCA, having started their sport activities in 1883.

With their 134 years of experience in the sports field, they will represent an added value for the European Multisport Club Association, whose team and club members are glad to welcome them in our Multisport family.

For further information, you can visit their Official Website:

EMCA thanks U.N.A.S.C.I. for the hospitality in Lecce

lecce-18-marzo-117.jpg«Sport is not only physical activity: it is more, it is culture. And you, as sports clubs with more than one hunderd years, can greatly represent these cultural aspects of sport through your experience». With these words, EMCA was glad to introduce its activity to the U.N.A.S.C.I. (the Italian Union of Sports Association with more than 100 years) conference, that took place in Lecce last 18th March.

The event was named “Let’s talk about sport for sport” and saw the participation of local and sports institutions, all united by their passion and their role in the sport movement. Hosted by the U.N.A.S.C.I. President Bruno Gozzelino, the panel that took place during the afternoon met the interest of the associations involved.

Stefano Orengo from EMCA started with a presentation about the European Sport Policies, while Raffaele Sannicandro – during the following speech – talked about sports facilities and infrastructures. Then the stage was given to the brilliant speech by Prof. Celestino Bottoni who talked about several issues that sports clubs must face in their everyday life, in particular referring to the Italian legislation.

For EMCA it has been a brilliant experience to be involved in such event and we would like to thank U.N.A.S.C.I. for the organisation, Tiro a Segno Nazionale sez. Lecce for the hospitality and all the participants for their role in this great day of sport.


EMCA represented at U.N.A.S.C.I. conference in Lecce

unasciImportant appointment for EMCA next Saturday, 18th March. Our representative Stefano Orengo will present the results and the goals of our Association during the annual UNASCI (Unione Nazionale Associazioni Sportive Centenarie d’Italia) conference, taking place in Lecce, titled this year “Parliamo di Sport per Sport” (Let’s talk about sport for sport”).

This event will represent a great occasion for us to promote once again the European dimension of sport, with a particular referral to European co-financing, the Erasmus+ Programme and Multisport Projects such as Sport MyWay.