In 2014-2015, the EU-COE joint project “Pro Safe Sport” (PSS) aimed at promoting a safe and healthy environment for young athletes.

PSS was followed in 2017 by a new joint initiative: Pro Safe Sport + (PSS+) focusing on sexual violence against children in sport.


“Start to talk” is about adults breaking the silence and lending children a voice.

Start to talk” is a Council of Europe call for action to public authorities and the sport movement to stop child sexual abuse. By joining this call, governments, sports clubs, associations and federations, as well as athletes and coaches, pledge to take concrete measures to prevent and respond to abuse.

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About Pro Safe Sport+

The Council of Europe (COE) and European Union (EU) Joint Project entitled “Pro Safe Sport +: Put an end to sexual harrassment and abuse against children in sport” (PSS+) was a nine-month project (1 April-31 December 2017).

The main  achievements of PSS+ are: an online resource centre, a pool of experts on sexual violence in sport, a training kit and a video clip for raising awareness.

More about Pro Safe Sport+

 PSS+ flyer


Videos Videos

Gloria Viseras, Victim support specialist
and survivor of sexual abuse in sport

Kari Fasting, Professor emerita, Norwegian school of sport
Havard Ovregard, Adviser, Norwegian olympic &
paralympic committee and confederation of sports

 PSS for Young Athletes

In the framework of the PSS project ran in 2014-2015, an online academy on safe sport was developed with experts, practitioners and academics. It makes available extensive information and useful tools to stakeholder organisations to promote safe and healthy sport environments.

More about Pro Safe Sport

PSS Academy