Slovenian Presidency organises Conference on Lifelong Physical Activity

On 24th September 2021, the Slovenian Presidency of the council of the European Union organised a conference on Lifelong Physical Activity, to promote the importance of being active at all ages. 
 
In her introductory speech, Ms Simona Kustec, Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, emphasised the importance of starting physical activity in early childhood, when communities play a big part. Being active from a very young age will help to set habits throughout one’s life.

EU4Health Work Programme 2022 to focus on health promotion

On 10th September, EuropeActive attended a webinar focusing on the Work Programme 2022 of the new “EU4Health” initiative. As a reminder, EU4Health is the European Union’s response to the pandemic, seeking to improve and foster health in the EU, protect people from cross-border health threats and address healthcare systems’ resilience.

EuropeActive attends WHO webinar on Ecosystem Approaches to HEPA Promotion

On September 1st, EuropeActive attended a World Health Organisation (WHO) webinar addressing innovative systems thinking tools and approaches to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). 
 
This webinar was organised jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS GDR Sport & Physical Activity, and Queens University Belfast, as the opening event for the Summer School of the WHO European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe)

Healthy lifestyles and fighting childhood obesity are gaining more importance

More attention is now being given to childhood obesity, with several events taking place in the past couple of weeks on the topic. During these various events, the importance of physical activity as part of prevention measures was highlighted.
 
On July 13th, the Health working group of the ENVI Committee at the European Parliament organized a webinar on healthy lifestyles and fighting childhood obesity.

Slovenia takes on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Slovenia started its six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union on July 1st. Its programme will focus on four chapters: the resilience and recovery of the EU; the Conference of the Future of Europe; a union of the European way of life, the rule of law and equal criteria for all; and a credible and secure European Union, capable of ensuring security and stability in its neighborhood.