Our Active Autumn Events

EuropeActive’s vision is to be the leading European voice for the fitness and physical activity sector to get more people, more active, more often. We aim to achieve this vision by arranging key industry events to share ideas and to help inspire better business and entrepreneurship. After FIBO announced that they will not run as a live event as hoped, but as an all-digital event for 2020, we have adapted our plans around these now-virtual FIBO days.

EuropeActive launches first episode of the new Active Podcast

After a series of very successful webinars the EuropeActive team has come together to create a new way of sharing information and inspiration from September 2020 onwards: a podcast. Titled the Active Podcast, there will be new episodes once every two weeks. The podcast will be available for members only, though the first introductory episode has been launched today and is accessible to all.

Actively supporting the European Week of Sport 2020

EuropeActive is recognised by the EU Commission as one of the most active partners of the European Week of Sport - #BeActive Campaign since its first edition in 2015. Last year the Week’s 28K events took place in 42 countries involving 15 million Europeans. The week takes place from 23 – 30 September. Read all about this year’s initiatives from EuropeActive below.

Forecast of Covid-19 impact affects youth employment

The European economy entered a sudden recession in the first half of this year with the deepest output contraction since World War II. To counter the spread of COVID-19, major containment measures were introduced around the world, voluntarily shutting down large parts of the economy. A string of indicators suggests that the euro area economy has operated at between 25% to 30% below its capacity during the period of the strictest confinement. Overall, the euro area economy is forecast to contract by about 8 ¾% in 2020 before recovering at an annual growth rate of 6% next year.

The future EU Work Plan for Sport (2021-2024)

On 7th July 2020, the EU Commission released a Report on the implementation of the Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020. The main goal of the Plans is to promote and develop cooperation in sport policy between EU institutions, Member States and sport stakeholders, focusing on a specific number of activities with a clear EU added value.

National Fitness Day - Stakeholders Seminars in our partners countries

Last week the National Stakeholders Seminars (multiplier sport event) of the project National Fitness Day for Europe (NFD_EU) took place in our partners countries. The seminars are an important part of the project, aiming to bring together relevant stakeholders to promote and establish a National Fitness Day campaign in September in our partner countries.

Launch of the 6th European Week of Sport

The 6th edition of the #BeActive campaign (2020 European Week of Sport) was launched during the Olympic Day on June 23rd. The Week promotes active lifestyles through a variety of events around Europe organised by the National Coordinating Bodies and Partners, including EuropeActive. The Week’s mission is to encourage Europeans to improve their physical and mental well-being, enrich their communities and empower themselves to be more active on a regular basis.

“Together for Europe’s recovery”: Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency

On Wednesday 1st July, Germany took over the six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union. With the very symbolic motto “Together for Europe’s recovery”, overcoming the current COVID-19 pandemic is a key focus for the German Presidency. Germany is also committed to reach a swift agreement on the recovery fund and a rapid adoption of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).