The positive impact of physical activity and exercise on immune function

In times of a global pandemic the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle which boosts your resilience, your immune system and your mental health becomes very apparent. There’s a growing body of evidence and data showing that Covid-19 is exacerbating health inequalities and that people with non-communicable diseases such as obesity are disproportionally affected.

The fitness and physical activity sector gears up for the European Week of Sport

Every year from 23-30 September, millions of Europeans from across the continent celebrate physical activity during the European Week of Sport. Even though this year’s edition will of course be quite different from previous editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a whole range of events and activities will be organised, on-line and off-line, in every European country to promote active lifestyles.

Health, Digital, Community and Standards - Our four overarching priorities for the 2020 Active Autumn

As a result of the consultation process with main stakeholders of the fitness and physical activity sector, EuropeActive outlined its overall priorities and corresponding work programme for 2020 – 2021. The strategy paper, first published in spring, defined how the association would deliver information and assistance for our sector to effectively operate through COVID-19, reopening, and help the sector adapt to the post-C19 scenario.

Our Active Autumn Events

EuropeActive’s vision is to be the leading European voice for the fitness and physical activity sector to get more people, more active, more often. We aim to achieve this vision by arranging key industry events to share ideas and to help inspire better business and entrepreneurship. After FIBO announced that they will not run as a live event as hoped, but as an all-digital event for 2020, we have adapted our plans around these now-virtual FIBO days.

EuropeActive launches first episode of the new Active Podcast

After a series of very successful webinars the EuropeActive team has come together to create a new way of sharing information and inspiration from September 2020 onwards: a podcast. Titled the Active Podcast, there will be new episodes once every two weeks. The podcast will be available for members only, though the first introductory episode has been launched today and is accessible to all.

Actively supporting the European Week of Sport 2020

EuropeActive is recognised by the EU Commission as one of the most active partners of the European Week of Sport - #BeActive Campaign since its first edition in 2015. Last year the Week’s 28K events took place in 42 countries involving 15 million Europeans. The week takes place from 23 – 30 September. Read all about this year’s initiatives from EuropeActive below.