Sports is a great vehicle for Europe to create a strong identity and brand in the world, develop International relations and improve cooperation.
Sports is an ever growing sector of the economy and can make a positive contribution to European growth, employability of citizens and social cohesion, while limiting health expenditure. The right to free movement is one of the most important rights guaranteed by the European Union (EU) to its citizens. This right also applies to sportspeople, both professional as well as amateur.