France takes on the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU

On January 1st, France started its six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will last till June 30th. It will focus on three ambitions: a more sovereign Europe and strengthening the Schengen area and developing stability in the region; a new European model for growth to strengthen economic development; and a humane Europe defending the Future of Europe and European values.

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

The 2021 #BeActive Awards Ceremony celebrates promoting active lifestyles

The award ceremony for the 2021 #BeActive Awards took place on November 29th in Brussels, gathering sport and physical activity stakeholders from across the continent both onsite and virtually. 
 
The #BeActive Awards are part of the European Commission’s annual European Week of Sport campaign. The awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting active lifestyles across Europe.

New Council Conclusions on Lifelong Physical Activity adopted

On 30th November 2021, the European Council adopted its new Conclusions on Lifelong Physical Activity. Recognizing the importance of physical activity throughout an individual’s life for physical and mental health, it also acknowledges the rise of physical inactivity in Europe, which has worsened due to the pandemic.

EuropeActive attends WHO webinar on Ecosystem Approaches to HEPA Promotion

On September 1st, EuropeActive attended a World Health Organisation (WHO) webinar addressing innovative systems thinking tools and approaches to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). 
 
This webinar was organised jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS GDR Sport & Physical Activity, and Queens University Belfast, as the opening event for the Summer School of the WHO European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe)