Regions and cities join their forces with UEFA to promote EU regional investment in sport

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and UEFA have joined forces to improve accessibility to EU funding for sports. The two bodies highlighted the importance that EU regional investment – EU cohesion policy – plays in supporting regions deliver sports locally, and its subsequent role in promoting territorial cohesion across Europe.

This message was set out in a joint declaration signed by the CoR’s President Karl-Heinz Lambertz and UEFA First Vice-President Karl-Erik Nilsson during a high-level conference held in Brussels today.

The event gathered participants from the EU institutions – including EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics – and representatives from UEFA’s 55 national football associations. The event highlighted the importance of EU funding for sport within the context of the #CohesionAlliance, an EU-wide coalition of those who believe that EU cohesion policy must continue to be a pillar of the EU’s future.

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https://cor.europa.eu/en/news/Pages/Regions-and-cities-joint-for-their-force-with-UEFA.aspx