Held "under the high patronage of his Majesty the King", the Congress will address for the first time the interplay between sport activity and religion.

Presentation of Declaration’s 1st copy to Prime Minister Charles Michel by Philippe Housiaux, President of Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles (on the left) and Thierry Zintz, President of Panathlon Belgium (on the right).
Presentation of Declaration’s 1st copy to Prime Minister Charles Michel by Philippe Housiaux, President of Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles (on the left) and Thierry Zintz, President of Panathlon Belgium (on the right).

Sport, Spirit of Humanity

The choice of the congress’ theme is no coincidence.

 

Among Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles’ activities, a daring and unique document was produced in 2017, which stands today as a benchmark in the domains of sport and culture: the Declaration “sport, spirit of humanity”.

 

Without bringing into question the Declaration’s broad support from all of Belgium’s recognised religions, secularism and the Belgian sport movement, the congress aims to encourage action plans that will enable the Declaration to become a crucial tool for the sport world at large.

 

In times where sport practice and philosophical, or religious, commitments find themselves mixing on and around the pitch, the congress is an opportunity for sharing views and new encounters.