The National Fitness Day for Europe Project is coming to an end!

For the last 2 years, EuropeActive has been coordinating the National Fitness Day for Europe (NFDEU) project, an Erasmus+ programme funded action. Its diverse consortium includes partners from 4 EU National Associations: SIGA, PortugalActivo, Ireland Active and ukactive and 4 non-EU partners: UkraineActive, GeorgiaActive, BHactive and TAKT.

EuropeActive hosted the 5th FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport

On Wednesday 10th November EuropeActive live-streamed from Brussels the 5th Annual FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport. With over 130 registered virtual participants, attendees represented an interested mix of anti-doping practitioners, researchers and academics, representatives of the sport movement and of various sport ministries from around the globe. 85% of participants found the Forum very informative, while over 70% shared their interest to be involved in the drafting of the FAIR+ Educational Guidelines.

Results from largest survey of recreational athletes’ doping habits released

The largest survey ever conducted into the doping practices of recreational athletes in Europe has revealed that the prevalence in the use of banned substances is lower than had been previously thought. The results were announced at the 5th annual meeting of the FORUM for anti-doping in recreational sport (FAIR+) which is an Erasmus+ European Commission co-funded action. Prof. Dr. Werner Pitsch and Dr. Monika Frenger (Saarland University and the European Institute for Socioeconomy) together with Prof. Ask Vest Christensen (Aarhus University), and Dr.

New Health 2022 project training healthy lifestyle professionals

The proportion of physically inactive EU citizens who live an unhealthy lifestyle remains unacceptably high. According to the 2018 Eurobarometer on sport and physical activity, 46% of EU citizens do not exercise or play sport at all, while more and more Europeans eat unhealthily and suffer chronically from stress. In the past 50 to 70 years, generations of us did not learn about the health & prevention guidelines that research now offers, so it’s time for a knowledge update.

The “Active Ageing Communities” project enters its implementation phase

Increasing the physical activity levels of the elderly population is the ambition of EuropeActive’s Active Ageing Communities initiative. This Erasmus+ project aims to create communities for healthy and active older people in fitness centres and sport clubs from 6 European countries and will involve around 500 older adults going through a comprehensive programme over 2 years set up by experts from the University of Southern Denmark.