EuropeActive presents at the European Commission’s expert group on the recovery of the sport sector

On Friday December 3rd, the European Commission’s expert group on “Strengthening the recovery and the crisis resilience of the sport sector during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic" held its 3rd meeting, focussing on the European fitness and physical activity sector.    
 
After the welcoming words from the European Commission, Luka Živić, representing the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, gave a state of play on COVID-19 in the EU member Sta

Human Capital: Tips on how to become future resistant

The shortage of skilled workers is a major issue in the fitness industry. The way we work and lead as well as employment biographies are changing. What each individual and employer can do to become fit for the future.
 
« Every cloud has a silver lining », that also goes for the Covid-19 pandemic. For many of us, the period of lockdown forced a different rhythm to the work-life balance with prolonged periods of working from home.

EuropeActive joins EU Expert Group on Green Sport

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:

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.

EuropeActive launched new certification scheme for fitness clubs

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.