2024 Annual Conference
25-26 June | Angers, France
We are extremely glad to announce that the Sport&EU Board ratified the host city for the 18th annual conference. Angers will be the selected place for this next event of the European association, that unites scholars and practitioners interested in the relationship between sport and the EU and promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research on sport, Europe, and the European Union.
The chair of the local organising committee and long-standing Sport&EU member, Professor Albrecht Sonntag, commented on the organisation of the conference: “We are delighted to welcome the Sport&EU conference back at the EU*Asia Centre at ESSCA School of Management. All the more so as 2024 seems like a timely moment to hold the conference in France, a few months only after the Rugby World Cup and only some weeks before the Paris Olympics. We would like to seize this opportunity to put issues of sport diplomacy, peace, and human rights in the foreground. But we remain of course very attentive to all the other topics addressed by Sport&EU’s increasingly vibrant research community that has succeeded in consolidating sport on the EU studies agenda. Au revoir à Angers!”
The honorary chair of Sport&EU, Professor Richard Parrish, commented: “We are really happy to return to Angers, where we hosted our 10th anniversary conference. With 2024 being a year full of sport events, and also European elections, we are sure we will have an excellent conference in which to debate the pending sports law cases and the latest developments in EU Sport Policy. We are really thankful to ESSCA School of Management for their enthusiastic application to host our annual flagship event”.