The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU begins

On Friday January 1st, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union commenced, which will last six months as part of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU. In conjunction with Germany and Slovenia, Portugal is part of the Trio Presidencies from the period of July 2020 to December 2021, all of which have of course been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery which will follow.

EuropeActive participates in the final EU Sport Policy Breakfast of 2020

On Wednesday December 16th, the Sport Unit of the EU Commission held its final sport policy breakfast of 2020 in a virtual format. This session focused on who can speak on behalf of sport at the European level, with stakeholders from across the sport and physical activity sector engaging in lively discussions on the topic. 

Sector Skills Alliance for Active leisure meeting to review its strategy amid Covid-19 pandemic

Sector Skills Alliance for the Active Leisure‘s mission, since it was established in 2016, has been to identify sector-specific labour market needs, demand for new occupation profiles and skills needed to perform in the Outdoor and Fitness sector using scientific evidence.

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape and has obviously brought us to another reality where there are new skills needed, new needs created and new challenges for the sector to overcome.