EuropeActive - Moving Forward Together

Welcome to EuropeActive National Associations' updates. Were we will be sharing best practice, publications and relevant communications from our National Associations, and the work they do to make more people, more active, more often at national level.

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Nov 29, 2022 - Italy

Sport reform: why is it important that it starts immediately?

ANIF explains why it is important that the sport reform starts immediately

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Nov 29, 2022 - United Kingdom

Clarity and commitment needed to preserve the nation’s physical, mental and social wellbeing’: Sport, recreation and physical activity sector responds to the Autumn Statement

Ukactive responds to the Autumn Statement, asking for clarity and commitment to preserve physical activity and wellbeing

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Nov 29, 2022 - Germany

Leasing guide for the fitness industry

DSSV updated its leasing guide for the fitness industry

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Nov 18, 2022 - France

Put the French people back to exercise – a major challenge

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Nov 18, 2022 - Denmark

DFHO’s wishes for the next government

DFHO sends message to new Danish government on the importance of encouraging physical activity

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Nov 18, 2022 - United Kingdom

Forty per cent of council areas at risk of leisure centre and swimming pool closures and restrictions before April without immediate support

UKactive warns that forty per cent of council areas are at risk of leisure centre and swimming pool closures and restrictions before April without immediate support

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Nov 18, 2022 - Portugal

Portugal: “Energy cost support”

Portugal Activo and the Portuguese Swimming Federation addressed a letter to the Portuguese government asking for support regarding energy costs

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Oct 6, 2022 - Italy

New sport reform

A new sport reform was recently approved.

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Oct 6, 2022 - Ireland

Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme to be introduced & administered by Revenue on a self-assessment basis

The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme, will cover 40% of the increase in electricity or gas bills, up to a maximum of €10,000 per month per business

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Oct 6, 2022 - Denmark

Full VAT on the use of gyms will impact individuals and their use of the facilities

Lower VAT on exercise services or a tax deduction for exercise be necessary to maintain sports participation in the gym, the local yoga studio, the ballet school or with the personal trainer

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Oct 6, 2022 - Belgium

The European Court of Justice rules on the VAT applied to fitness centres

Due to a judgment of the European Court of Justice, fitness centers can now apply the reduced VAT rate to guidance, lessons and personal coaching

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Sep 29, 2022 - United Kingdom

ukactive calls on new PM Liz Truss to stop energy crisis becoming major physical and mental health crisis

ukactive has written to the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, today (6 September) warning of the threat to the health and wellbeing of millions of people if there is no support for fitness and leisure facilities, amid rising energy costs.

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Sep 29, 2022 - United Kingdom

Unlocking The Potential

Unlocking the potential: How sport, recreation and physical activity can improve the health and wellbeing of the nation...

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Sep 29, 2022 - United Kingdom

Life in our Years

It is well documented that the UK is becoming a progressively older nation in both absolute and relative numbers, and this has profound implications for a number of key institutions that support our daily lives. Longer life expectancy is not by itself a problem. ..

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Sep 29, 2022 - United Kingdom

The Active Workforce

Over the coming years, as the United Kingdom (UK) working population continues to age and grow, more people will find themselves working for longer. Improving wellbeing and healthy life expectancy of the UK population, improving productivity and reducing health inequalities by 2030 are key objectives laid out in the government’s Levelling Up agenda...

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