EuropeActive gets ready for #BEACTIVE DAY and the European Week of Sport

With just a few weeks until the 2021 European Week of Sport official kick-off and the #BEACTIVE DAY campaign on Thursday 23rd September, EuropeActive is set and ready to promote physical activity across Europe and beyond.  
The #BEACTIVE DAY represents an initiative from the fitness and physical activity sector to celebrate the fun and importance of exercise and to encourage people to lead an active lifestyle.

Slovenia takes on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Slovenia started its six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union on July 1st. Its programme will focus on four chapters: the resilience and recovery of the EU; the Conference of the Future of Europe; a union of the European way of life, the rule of law and equal criteria for all; and a credible and secure European Union, capable of ensuring security and stability in its neighborhood.

Participate in the #BeActive Awards to win a EUR 10.000 prize!

You have the opportunity to take part in the #BeActive Awards competition, a central element of the annual European Week of Sport, an initiative from the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity across Europe.
The #BeActive Workplace Award
The #BEACTIVE WORKPLACE AWARD honours a workplace that can demonstrate the specific ways in which it has encouraged

European Commission issues 2021 Ageing Report

The European Commission recently published the 2021 Ageing Report, sub-titled “Economic & Budgetary Projections for the EU Member States (2019-2070)”. 
Based on new population projections provided by Eurostat, this report presents the long-term economic and budgetary impact of ageing populations, highlighting the immediate and future policy challe

EuropeActive participates in the European Parliament consultation on the future of EU sport policy

On Tuesday June 29th, MEP Tomasz Frankowski, who is taking the lead on the European Parliament report on the future of EU sport policy, invited stakeholders from across the sport movement to provide input for the report during an online consultation meeting.  
Following the introduction by Mr Frankoswki, the representative of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Luka Živić, presented the presidency p

Seminar on Sport Innovation: Beyond Business as Usual

The Portuguese presidency hosted its seminar on Sport Innovation: Beyond Business as Usual on 16-17th June 2021. 
In his introductory remarks, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Portuguese Minister of Education, explained that a lot of economic growth is linked to innovation. It provides opportunities for social cohesion, economic growth, education, the green transition and sustainability.

The European Commission Expert Group on the recovery of the sport sector meets for a second time

On Monday June 14th, the European Commission Expert Group “Strengthening the recovery and the crisis resilience of the sport sector during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic" brought together experts from the EU member states and observers from the sport movement, including EuropeActive, to look at the key challenges for the recovery of the sector.  
Following the welcoming remarks of Floor Van Houdt, Head of the European Commission’s Sport Unit, the participants debated the