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Connection between sport and economics within the European context

 

 

Dan Mihai Jitaru

"Drăgan" European University of Lugoj, Faculty of Economic Sciences,

Ion Huniade Street, No. 2, Lugoj, Romania, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Abstract

The sport, in its capacity as a social and economic phenomenon, contributes to achieving the strategic objectives of solidarity and prosperity of the European Union. The sport is based on the notion that peace, tolerance, mutual understanding and education, which correspond to the European ideal. The sport is currently experiencing new phenomena, such as commercial pressure, trafficking in human beings, doping, racism, violence, corruption and money laundering. It has a huge social force. It can also be “a factor to promote integration, fair play and public health", said Wolfganag Schauble, federal Minister of the Interior of Germany, in the informal meeting of the Ministers of Sport in the European Union.

Keywords: sport, economics, european context.


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