On Thursday, 19 November EuropeActive will host its annual International Standards Meeting (ISM), our main event for training providers, employers, practitioners and other key stakeholders in the fitness and wellness industry, which has become one of the most important vocational education events in Europe.
The Covid-19 Standards and Skills Task Force had its first meeting on 29 May. The purpose of the meeting was to review the EuropeActive Sector Qualifications Framework (SQF) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Attending the meeting were representatives from the EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee, prominent European employers, academic institutions, personal training practitioners and vocational training providers.
This is a time of great upheaval and change. The fitness and physical activity sector has been hit hard by measures imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. In most countries in Europe, all fitness clubs have been closed and fitness professionals find themselves out of work or attempting to transition, with enforced haste, to delivering services online. We are being forced to adapt and innovate like never before but while this may be an uncomfortable and financially challenging situation, it may also shed some light on future directions and opportunities.
EuropeActive successfully hosted its first training providers online Roundtable on Monday, 30th March 2020. The meeting brought together a number of EuropeActive Accredited Providers from all over Europe and beyond with the aim of sharing how they are adapting their courses and available material in the current situation.