Damage to youth and sports caused by COVID-19 must be prevented 

MEPs are set to call on the Commission and Council presidency to address the negative effects of the pandemic on youth and sports.

Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on young people and the sports sector, MEPs are likely to warn that EU jobs, equality and public health — both physical and mental — are at a risk of suffering from long-term consequences.

In a debate on Monday, MEPs are likely to call for additional support to help young people find or retain jobs and retrain as well as concrete measures to prevent the collapse of the sports sector. A resolution will be put to the vote on Wednesday.

Procedure: Oral question with a resolution

Procedure Code: O-000074/2020

Debate: Monday 8 February

Vote: Tuesday 9 February, result Wednesday 10 February