On 7 July and 9 July, two more #BEACTIVE DAY National Stakeholder Seminars were held in Slovenia and Bulgaria. The two events, which gathered participants involved in the fitness and physical activity sector, were coordinated by EuropeActive’s national association partners in the respective countries, namely Section for Fitness, Recreation and Regeneration and the Bulgarian Association of Health and Fitness.
EuropeActive hosted its 2021 European Fitness Associations Forum (EFAF) on Thursday 4th November in Cologne, Germany. The hybrid event included national associations representatives joining on-site and virtually to discuss how to professionalise the sector through standards, how to create a better fiscal environment for our sector, the importance of data collection through the European DataHub project and other key issues affecting their daily work.
On Thursday 23rd September EuropeActive, together with its extended network of 26 national association partners organised the #BEACTIVE DAY campaign as the fitness and physical activity sector's contribution to the European Week of Sport. In previous years the campaign has already proven to be a highly successful in underscoring the fun and importance of exercise and to encourage people to lead an active lifestyle.
EuropeActive is pleased to announce that National Association partners BAHF in Bulgaria, IG Fitness Switzerland, Georgia Active, SFRR in Slovenia and Ukraine Active have joined the organisation with the aim of working together to provide the sector with a strong, unified voice to promote and protect its interests at the national level.
25 national associations came together as part of EuropeActive’s series of roundtables which are actively planning the future of fitness. European associations were joined by representatives from Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia to form the largest such interest group for three sessions exploring how international cooperation can help lead the sector out of COVID-19, to build political capital and to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles through a cooperative and mutually beneficial approach.
EuropeActive and ukactive have today 3rd February announced a new agreement which will see the sector bodies continue to work together closely following Britain’s exit from the EU.
ukactive CEO Huw Edwards and EuropeActive Executive Director Andreas Paulsen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the organisations’ joint mission of improving physical activity levels through the support and development of the sector.
On Tuesday September 8th, EuropeActive and its national fitness association partners came together for an on-line roundtable to discuss the latest developments and look at the months ahead.