On Wednesday December 16th, the Sport Unit of the EU Commission held its final sport policy breakfast of 2020 in a virtual format. This session focused on who can speak on behalf of sport at the European level, with stakeholders from across the sport and physical activity sector engaging in lively discussions on the topic.
Following the Council of European Ministers of Sport on Tuesday, December 1st 2020, The EU Work Plan for Sport (2021-2024) was published, which focuses on key activities and acts as a guiding instrument for development and promotion of co-operation between EU institutions, Member States and sport stakeholders.
On Thursday November 26th,
Throughout Europe, many people have had their health and wellbeing severely affected by COVID-19.
On Wednesday 17 November, the European Commission hosted a high-level conference entitled, “The recovery of the sport sector after the COVID-19 crisis: the way ahead” in which the impact of COVID-19 and future of the sector was central to the discussion.
Last week the European Parliament and the representatives of the Council of the EU, which is currently presided by Germany, reached an agreement on both the Next Generation EU recovery fund and the long term EU budget.
Sector Skills Alliance for the Active Leisure‘s mission, since it was established in 2016, has been to identify sector-specific labour market needs, demand for new occupation profiles and skills needed to perform in the Outdoor and Fitness sector using scientific evidence.
Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape and has obviously brought us to another reality where there are new skills needed, new needs created and new challenges for the sector to overcome.
The European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing took place this week and emphasised that the changing European demography necessitates innovative capacity-building in systems and services for healthy ageing, and their implications to be more adequately addressed (click here for further reading on this issue).