The Sustainable Financing of Grassroots Sport – Hosted by the European Lotteries

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The European Lotteries Association is a proud partner of the European Week of Sport, with its members providing sustainable funding of more than €2 Billion to European sport each year.

During the Week of Sports the, The European Lotteries hosted a panel debate in the Sports Village to discuss the importance of grassroots sport and the possible ways to ensure its future sustainable funding.

Featuring interventions from António Silva Mendes (Director for Youth and Sport, European Commission), Stéphane Pallez (President and CEO of La Française des Jeux) and Carlos Paula Cardoso (President, European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation ENGSO); as well as opening and concluding remarks from the president of The European Lotteries, Hansjörg Höltkemeier, the event provided an open, lively and energetic discussion, which touched on the challenges being faced by grassroots sports and offered up several solutions.

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