Two major players in the European fitness industry will continue to work closely together for the coming years. EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association representing the European fitness and physical activity sector, and FIBO, the leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, have agreed to extend their partnership for another three years. The focus of the cooperation is to strengthen the fitness industry.
We are fast approaching the Christmas holidays, a time for rest, overindulging, and, in normal times, a chance to spend time with our family and friends. Though seeing our loved ones may not be on the cards this year, it is worth keepi
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.
EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association for the European fitness and physical activity sector, is pleased to announce that results from total sample data collected by SafeACTiVE survey platform and ukactive Research Institute have revealed low levels of Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs and leisure facilities. With more than 115 million visits analysed, the average infection rate sits at 1.12 per 100.000 visits.
EuropeActive (EA), the leading voice and non-profit association representing the European fitness and physical activity sector, hosted the second ordinary meeting of its President’s Council (PC) for Fitness Club Operators on Friday 27th November 2020. A key role of the PC is to assist EA in defining and strategising the repositioning of our sector as a public health solution, and to help our sector gain more recognition in our communities.
On Wednesday 18th November, EuropeActive organised the Final Conference of the BLUEPRINT project entitled “Are we on our own?”. Since January 2018, the ‘Blueprint for Skills Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure’ 3-year EU-funded project has focused on developing new skills for current and future workers in order to improve the employment prospects of young people, and to support entrepreneurship and growth across the Active Leisure sector.
On Thursday 19th November 2020, EuropeActive successfully hosted the 11th annual International Standards Meeting (ISM), our flagship event for training providers, employers, practitioners and other key stakeholders in the fitness and physical activity sector. Although this year’s ISM had to be reconfigured into a virtual format to abide by important safety measures, more than 100 participants from 27 different countries tuned in.
On November 16th, EuropeActive president David Stalker kicked-off the three-day on-line Future of Fitness conference organised by Club Industry with a keynote speech on the importance of working with governments, titled ‘Power is local: Influencing Government Strategies’.
The European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event aiming to increase awareness surrounding vocational education and training (VET), and is an opportunity to exchange information and good practice across Europe.