European Week of Sport 2020 – Key Players Webinar

EuropeActive representatives joined the two-day European Week of Sport Key Players Webinar on 9th and 10th June 2020. National coordinators and partners of the European Week of Sport discussed the different communication strategies and shared best practices for the upcoming campaign on 23-30 September.

The European Commission proposes a new EU4Health programme

While 70% of Europeans want the European Union to do more for health, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that it is of utmost importance to ensure efficient health systems for European citizens; in other words, there has never been a more crucial moment for Europe to invest in health protection and promotion.

The European Week against Cancer runs from 25 – 31 May

Every year during the last week of May, the European Week against cancer is organised to raise awareness around cancer and increase support for the fight against cancer. One of the key initiatives the European Commission is working on in this area is the Europe’s Beating Cancer plan, of which the final version is expected to be published by the end of the year.

Anti-Doping in Football Project - Virtual Partner meeting

On Thursday 7th May, the Norwegian Football Federation organised the third partner meeting of the Anti-Doping in Football Erasmus Plus Project. The meeting was also attended by representative of the UEFA anti-doping and project departments.

Join us for the new #BeActive Hour!

EuropeActive invites everyone to join the #BeActive hour on Saturday 30th May at 5pm (CET), to collectively celebrate physical activity across Europe. The Hour is for everyone, regardless of age, background, or fitness level.

The importance of public health – The European Public Health Week

From 11 till 15 May, the European public health ecosystem is coming together to share experiences and knowledge. During these challenging times of the covid-19 pandemic, both public health and close and open collaboration are more important then ever. EuropeActive actively engaged in many of the virtual activities organised through this initiative, emphasising the importance of physical activity during this public health crisis.

Guidelines on requirements in skills and competences for coaches

The European Commission’s Expert Group on Skills and human resources development in sport has just issued a new publication on coaching. This document called “Guidelines regarding the minimum requirements in skills and competences for coaches” proposes a common minimum set of competences for coaches in Europe.

Data suggests physical activity levels are decreasing during Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19 pandemic forced millions of people across the world to stay in quarantine isolated in their homes and away from their usual routines. Even though in many countries containment measures are gradually being lifted and people have more freedom to go outside, the previous two months had been challenging in terms of staying physically active.