The 2022 European Business Summit focusses on the European response to geopolitical challenges

On 16 and 17 September, the Egmont Palace hosted one of the largest networking and debating events in Brussels. Given the current international context, primarily marked by the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis, the event provided an opportunity for high-level speakers and key stakeholders from the business sector to stimulate interactions and exchanges on the best ways to overcome this challenging situation. European Commission and European Parliament officials took part in the discussions.

WHO Europe publishes new report on childhood obesity

WHO Europe has published a new Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) report, measuring trends in overweight and obesity among primary school-aged children. Today, 1 in 3 school-aged children in the Region are living with overweight or obesity, and the rates are increasing in many countries. Prevalence is higher among boys than girls.

Europeans agree the green transition should leave no one behind

The Commission released a new Eurobarometer on the fairness perceptions of the green transition. This shows that, although 88% of EU citizens support the goal of having a green transition that leaves no one behind, only 46% of Europeans are currently confident that by 2050, sustainable energy, products and services will be affordable for everyone.

The European Commission publishes its work programme for 2023

Every year, the Commission adopts its annual work programme detailing the most important actions it will take in the year ahead. It therefore lists upcoming initiatives, withdrawals of pending proposals, or reviews of already existing EU legislation.

The European Commission celebrates 20 years of vocational education and training

On 10-11 October 2022, the Czech Presidency and the European Commission organised a high-level meeting on Vocational Education and Training (VET), which brought together VET Directors-General, cross-sectoral social partners and representatives from 30 countries in Prague to address VET policy priorities. 
 
The meeting also marked the 20-year anniversary of the Copenhagen process.

8th European Week of Sport kicks off in Prague

On 23 September, the European Commission and Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU officially opened the 8th edition of the European Week of Sport with a ceremony in Prague’s Vyšehrad Park.  
 
During the welcoming remarks, Ms Viviane Hoffman, European Commission Deputy Director General of DG EAC, reminded all participants that the European Week of Sport is organised to promote the benefits of sport and physical activity