Words from Mr Hannu Takkula
Dear friend of sport,
As the European Commission will evaluate the sport policy in the spring of 2017, one of the targets of [the European Parliament report on an integrated approach to sport policy] is to give guidelines and recommendations for the European Commission´s work on evaluating its policy implementation and to give signals to Member States and the organized sport sector.
[…] The reason why we are launching a new sports policy paradigm, ‘accessibility’, is that access to sport is now perceived as a fundamental right [...]. The place of the skills development is in the "Accessibility" pillar. [...]
I think sport as a tool for skills development is a cross sectoral theme, which deserves cross-sectoral thinking in policy making. […] [Last but not least] I want to stress that I and also the majority of CULT members think, that skills and education should adapt to the needs of the labour market."
Member of the European Parliament
Vice-President of the Sport Intergroup