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.

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.

Sport and Environment conference

On Tuesday 3rd of March, EuropeActive was invited to attend the event promoted by UEFA and EURACTIV ‘What is the Life TACKLE project’s contribution in achieving environmental sustainability in sport?’. The project, funded by the EU LIFE Programme, aims to increase awareness of environmental management in football stadiums in order to reduce waste during football events and to tackle other environmental issues linked to such events, including energy consumption and transportation.

EuropeActive is fully engaged in the latest sport & physical activity developments

EuropeActive strongly believes in the power of physical activity to bring people together and change lives for the better. The latest sport and physical activity initiatives developed in Brussels were carefully followed-up by attending the Sport Unit Policy Breakfast, the Sport “Infoday”, the Project Coordinators’ Meeting and the “Sport vs Homophobia” conference. 

Policy Breakfast