EuropeActive is over 21 years old and worked previously as the European Health and Fitness Association. In 2015 we changed our name to EuropeActive to better reflect our position as the European Association for fitness and physical activity, and this change signalled the explicit founding of our values from our new name. At the very core of our positioning we serve the European sector with the ambition to get more people, more active, more often.
Europe defines where we come from, and essentially who we are. We support the fundamental values of the European Union in our respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law. More explicitly as a not-for-profit European Association our values extend to us being demonstrably democratic in our constitution, deriving our legitimacy from our members and stakeholders, and appreciating the diversity of our sector, to work transparently, and with the application of scientific evidence and creative innovation. From this basis we reach out to industry and external partners across the world.
Active defines our industry, working to make fitness and health-enhancing physical activity accessible and achievable for as many people as possible. We recognise free, fair and innovative competition, as well as constant improvement of skills and evidence-based knowledge as incremental to the success and purpose of our industry.
Our mission statement is built on our core values, and our motto of more people, more active, more often reflects our onwards journey and our vision.
EuropeActive’s mission is to promote the interests of all organisations which work towards getting more people, more active, more often.
The vision of EuropeActive is to be the leading European voice for the fitness and physical activity sector.
Meet our Board of Directors
The EuropeActive Board is there to represent the varied stakeholders of the membership such as employers and club operators, training providers, national associations, fitness equipment suppliers, accreditation bodies and certification organisations. The Board supervises the execution of the agreed strategy and objectives . It meets at least 4 times per annum and the election for EuropeActive Board positions takes place at the annual General Assembly of the Association usually held in April each year.
Chair, Executive & Strategy Committees
Vice President & Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee
National Association, PT
Trade Show (Supplier), DE
Chair, Ethics Committee,
National Association, CZ
Prof. Alfonso Jimenez
National Association, FR
Supplier, IT (CO)
National Association, IT
Meet the Team
The Management and Staff of EuropeActive oversee the delivery of the strategy for the Association which is agreed at the annual General Assembly. They are responsible for the strategic planning, project management, EU affairs, implementation of the work-plan, financial management, day-to-day operations, the delivery of EREPS and the role of the Secretariat.
Ethics, Finance & Strategy Committees
Executive Director, DK
EU & Public Affairs Director
Educational Services Director
Member Services Manager
Communications & Marketing, ES
Projects & Programmes Manager
Senior Policy Officer
Senior Policy Officer
Communications & Campaign Officer
EU Project Officer Intern
The procedure for selecting candidates to stand for election to the Board of Directors was discussed at the April 2018 General Assembly, and this is now the agreed process for future elections click here
For a copy of the original EHFA IVZW statutes please click here. These are in original Flemish and translated English.
The EuropeActive (EHFA) Statutes, as modified and approved at the last General Assembly in Essen, on 13 April 2011, can be downloaded here. Please note, this is a combined language version, Dutch/English.
The EuropeActive (EHFA) Statutes were modified and approved at an EGA in Amsterdam on 16th October 2014 can be downloaded here. Please note, this is a combined language version, Dutch/English.
The most recent revision of the statutes (2015) can be downloaded here.
EuropeActive is registered in Belgium as a not-for-profit organisation, No.0898 584 937, at the following address:
House of Sport
Avenue des Arts / Kunstlaan 43,
VAT No. BE 0898 584 937