Conference: European social dialogue in professional basketball

14 - 14 February 2011
  • Starts at: 11:00h
  • Fee: free/53
  • Venue: Novotel Brussels Airport
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut / Euroleague
  • Address: Da Vincilaan 25
    Brussels Diegem
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In March 2010, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for International Law department of sports law research, the Asser International Sports Law Centre, based in The Hague,  The Netherlands, was commissioned by the European Union (Directorate-General for Employment. Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities) to undertake a research project into the prospect of introducing the European Social Dialogue in the European professional basketball sector. The research project entails a study and an international conference specifically focused towards the relevant stakeholders in basketball.

This event  will take place on 14 February 2010 in Brussels. The event serves as a platform for open discussion about the potential benefits that the European Social Dialogue could offer to basketball and its stakeholders. Issues that will be discussed include the impact of EU law on basketball; the specifities of sport in the EU and the even more specific position of basketball within EU sport; discussion about, and identification of, themes and issues of common concern to the stakeholders; the role of the stakeholders within the framework of the European Union and to create more understanding about basketball as an important sector of the sports industry within Europe.

Foremost the event will be a first initiative to gather all stakeholders in European basketball and offer them a platform to discuss about issues of common interests within a spirit of collaboration and in the shadow of EU law. This event is a first step towards a better understanding about the benefits that the European Social Dialogue may offer to basketball.

You, as one of the stakeholders in basketball, are cordially invited to attend this event. The event has received the support of umbrella organizations Euroleague basketball, Union Basketteurs Europe (UBE), FIBA (Europe), ULEB and the Association of European  Basketball Agents (AEBA).

Please note you can get travel costs reimbursement if you are from a EU-member state, for the regulations see the Annex.


The event is only open for people working in professional Basketball.