On Tuesday November 16th, the European Federation of Company Sport hosted a hybrid conference on active workplaces post COVID-19 at the Tour & Taxi site in Brussels.
EuropeActive has recently been invited by the European Commission to be an observer of the Expert Group on Green Sport. This group is formed by both representatives of the European sport movement and representatives from the EU Member States.
In addition to understanding the “green sports” landscape in the EU and mapping existing projects, initiatives and practices, the ambition of the Expert Group on Green Sport is to draft a “common framework for sustainable sport”, including a series of recommendation in the 5 following areas:
On Monday November 15th, UNESCO launched its new Fit for Life campaign designed to tackle contemporary challenges such as physical inactivity, mental health issues and inequality to foster peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies. The hybrid launch event took place in Paris, as a side event to UNESCO’s 41st General Conference.
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.
EuropeActive has successfully launched in cooperation with the Netherlands National Standards Organisation (NEN) a new club certification scheme known as FITcert.eu. This 5-stage scheme is the culmination of many technical experts working under the European Standards Organisation CEN direction to develop standards for clubs covering operations, management, customer service, supervision and fitness trainer qualifications.