ERIC Number: ED390872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendation No R (95) 16 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on Young People and Sport. Recommendation No R (95) 17 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Significance of Sport for Society.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
This publication consists of the text and appendix of two recommendations adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Recommendation No. R (95) 16, presented by the Committee of Ministers to Member States on Young People and Sport, recommends that the governments of members states draw inspiration from the principles and ideas set out in a "European Manifesto on Young People and Sport" when framing and implementing policies and activities in the area of youth and sport in their representative countries. The manifesto, included in the appendix to the recommendation, is designed to foster policies that encourage young people to develop positive attitudes towards participation in sports and physical activity in accordance with the European Sports Charter and the European Code of Ethics. The aims of the charter and code of ethics, definitions, the scope of participation in sports, the role of the family and schools, lifelong involvement, content of programs, leadership, facilities and equipment, and resources are described. Recommendation No. R (95) 17 of the Committee of Ministers to Members States on the Significance of Sport for Society recommends that the governments of member states, in conjunction with the competent public authorities and autonomous sports associations, and in accordance with the European Sports Charter, frame national policies and strategies which foster the development of sport, encourage people of all ages to take up a regular physical activity, and reinforce sport as a factor in social development, in compliance with the principles covering health, socialization, and economy set out in the appendix to the recommendation. (ND)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Council of Europe (France); Europe; Sport Sociology
Note: Recommendations adopted at the Meeting of the Council of Europe Ministers' Deputies (545th, Strasbourg, France, October 12, 1995).