Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council
Ministers held a public debate on the major sporting events as drivers for innovation, together with Mr. Martin Kallen, CEO of UEFA Events (EURO 2020). The debate was based on a Presidency discussion paper, which highlights the links between major sporting events and innovation, including patent applications and new technologies applied to sport events.
Ministers also adopted conclusions on the economic dimensions of sport and its socio-economic benefits. The aim is to recognise sport as a driver for growth and jobs, as well as a means to improve the health and social conditions of citizens