EuropeActive presents at the European Commission’s expert group on the recovery of the sport sector

On Friday December 3rd, the European Commission’s expert group on “Strengthening the recovery and the crisis resilience of the sport sector during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic" held its 3rd meeting, focussing on the European fitness and physical activity sector.    
 
After the welcoming words from the European Commission, Luka Živić, representing the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, gave a state of play on COVID-19 in the EU member Sta

The 2021 #BeActive Awards Ceremony celebrates promoting active lifestyles

The award ceremony for the 2021 #BeActive Awards took place on November 29th in Brussels, gathering sport and physical activity stakeholders from across the continent both onsite and virtually. 
 
The #BeActive Awards are part of the European Commission’s annual European Week of Sport campaign. The awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting active lifestyles across Europe.

New Council Conclusions on Lifelong Physical Activity adopted

On 30th November 2021, the European Council adopted its new Conclusions on Lifelong Physical Activity. Recognizing the importance of physical activity throughout an individual’s life for physical and mental health, it also acknowledges the rise of physical inactivity in Europe, which has worsened due to the pandemic.

EU4Health information session focusses on second wave of calls

On 28th October 2021, the European Commission organized its new info session on the second wave of the EU4Health calls for action grants.
 
The EU4Health Programme is a new EU funding programme which was created as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It focusses on four main themes that are disease prevention and health promotion; crisis preparedness; health workers and healthcare workforce; and digital health.