On 6 April 2011 the Committee published a report on Grassroots Sport and the European Union. The European Commission responded to the report on 28 September 2011, which follows the Government’s response that was received on 22 May 2011. A debate was held on the floor of the House on Thursday 10 November 2011
The report looked at how the EU can maximise the potential of sport in its own policy making and delivery and how it can help Member States do likewise. EU legislation can impact upon sport in a number of areas including intellectual property and single market legislation. The report looked at how these should be applied to sport in order to ensure the sustainability of grassroots sport, particularly its revenue streams from the broadcasting of professional sport. The report also looked at how the voice of grassroots sports can be heard in Brussels and how grassroots organisations can be encouraged to make use of the opportunities available to them at EU level.