On 21 November, at a meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council - which focuses on cultural and sports issues - ministers adopted conclusions on promoting access to culture via digital means, and on the role of coaches in society.

Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee, who participated in the meeting of the EU sports ministers for the first time, stressed that sport plays an important role in building cohesive societies.  He said:

"Coaches need to be more valued in society as they invest into society by teaching and strengthening the values of fair play in sport".

To read more about the meeting and its conclusions, please click here.

Coaching Council

The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.