Volunteering and EU sports law and policy

Partington, Neil Volunteering and EU sports law and policy. In: Anderson, Jack, Parrish, Richard and García, Borja García (eds.) Research Handbook on European Sports Law. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK., pp. 134-169. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This chapter conducts a detailed examination of the effect of EU Sports Law and Policy on the promotion and development of voluntary activity in sport in Europe. Accordingly, the evolution of EU Sports Policy is scrutinised by adopting an analytical lens centred on sports volunteering when discussing the impact of the EU’s supporting, coordinating and supplementing role in this field. In addition to analysis of the effectiveness of this new EU competence for sport, enshrined in Article 6 and Article 165 of the TFEU, the utility of other key documents and policies is also discussed. This includes, the White Paper on Sport 2007, the Commission’s Communication on developing the European Dimension in Sport 2011 and, consecutive Work Plans for Sport (2011-14 & 2014-17). Following this, the chapter critically considers the obstacles, best practice and future challenges likely to be encountered by the EU when exercising its competence in this area.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: EU Sports Law and Policy; sports volunteering; grassroots sport; sports clubs; social inclusion
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Neil Partington
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 12:47
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 12:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71961

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