The Active Leadership Forum 2023 proved a huge success

The Active Leadership Forum (ALF), EuropeActive’s invite-only executive gathering for CEOs and executives of the fitness and physical activity sector, took place from September 5th to 7th in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 12th edition of the Forum gathered C-suite industry leaders from the main club operators, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and tech companies for expert presentations and insightful discussions about our industry’s onwards development and common future.

#BEACTIVE DAY 2023 is gaining momentum!

For its third edition the #BEACTIVE DAY campaign is generating momentum across the continent. 24 countries are currently organising  their campaigns at regional and national levels, which are set to take place between 23-30 September 2023, during the European Week of Sport.

EuropeActive warms up for the third edition of #BEACTIVE DAY

EuropeActive has geared up for the long-awaited third edition of #BEACTIVE DAY, the European campaign that celebrates the fun of physical activity and that promote active lifestyles. EuropeActive hosted a virtual workshop on Tuesday 23 May, following which the campaign is now in full swing. Over 17 national associations have already began planning campaigns in their respective countries, all of which will contribute to showcasing the fitness sector’s role.

The Standards section of the FIBO Future Talks

EuropeActive launched the FIBO Future Talks at the recent FIBO Global Fitness Conference. Anna Szumilewicz and Julian Berriman (EuropeActive, Professional Standards Committee) opened the Standards aspect of the talks. They underlined the importance of maintaining Standards in adapting to an increasingly digital world and, maintaining credibility as a preventative health solution in the eyes of allied health professionals.

Sector stakeholders celebrate International Women’s Day 2023

With every new year comes a new edition of International Women’s Day (IWD). The day of observance has existed for over a century, with earliest reports dating back to 1909. The event celebrates women’s achievements in all different spheres and whilst remarkable progress has been made, the road is still long. IWD therefore remains a call to action to speed up gender equity. Today in Europe, only 8% of the EU’s large listed company-CEOs are women, and women continue to earn an average of 36% less than their male counterparts.

First ever Central and Eastern European Health and Fitness Summit takes place in Prague

On Wednesday 2 November, over 70 representatives from 15 different countries came together in Prague for the inaugural Central and Eastern European Health and Fitness Summit, organised by the Czech Fitness Chambers in collaboration with EuropeActive.   
The welcoming remarks of Jana Havrdová, president of the Czech Chamber of Fitness, where followed by some introductory words from Andreas Paulsen, EuropeActive’s executive director, who subsequently presented EuropeActive's