TAFISA Joins EU Sport Forum 2023 in Stockholm


TAFISA Joins EU Sport Forum 2023 in Stockholm

09 May 2023

On 2-3 May, a TAFISA delegation comprised of President Wolfgang Baumann (Germany), along with TAFISA Vice-President Denis Karakasis, from the Ministry of Culture and Sports/General Secretariat of Sports, Greece, and Board Member Jacqueline Kronenburg, from the Knowledge Centre for Sport & Physical Activity, Netherlands, joined the EU Sport Forum held in Stockholm as part of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The 2-day event was opened on 2 May by EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, joined by Swedish Minister for Social Affairs and Health Jakob Forssmed and European MP as well as co-chair of European Parliament Sport group Tomasz Frankowski. Panel discussions on topics such as "Women in sport: from grassroots to leadership" and "Integrity in sport" composed the programme along with prestigious keynotes and a diversity of parallel sessions, making for an inspiring event which also featured the ceremony for the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards. 

The Forum also provided great opportunities for exchanging with key stakeholders and the TAFISA delegation met with ENGSO President Stefan Bergh to share about the current partnership between both organisations and explore venues for future cooperation. 

TAFISA Delegation with Ukraine Deputy Minister for European Integration Andriy Chesnokow
(from left to right): Jacqueline Kronenburg, Denis Karakasis, Andriy Chesnokow (Deputy Minister for European Integration, Ukraine), Wolfgang Baumann


TAFISA Delegation met with ENGSO President and his Team
The TAFISA delegation met with Stefan Bergh (2nd from right) and his team during the EU Sport Forum


The event continued on the morning of Wednesday 3 May with various speeches and parallel sessions. Following an update on the European Commission's initiatives on sport & Erasmus+ by European Commission Head of the Sport Unit Floor van Houdt and Deputy Head of Unit for Erasmus Mundus and Sport Luciano di Fonzo, the Forum was closed by Viviane Hoffmann, European Commission Deputy Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC).


TAFISA Delegation with Viviane Hoffmann
Viviane Hoffmann (2nd from right) with the TAFISA delegation


TAFISA would like to thank and congratulate the Swedish Presidency and the European Commission for hosting an inspiring event.