The 2nd Partner meeting for National Fitness Day for Europe project took place on Tuesday, April 21st. The meeting, originally scheduled to be held in Georgia, took place virtually via digital platform.
It was a successful meeting that found all EU and non-EU partners of this project fully engaged and ready to continue their work to establish and promote further a National Fitness Day Campaign and event in the four non-EU countries that participate in the project; Georgia, N.Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ukraine. One of the main decisions was the postponement of one of the main events of the project, the National Stakeholders seminars that will take place in each respective non-EU country, with the goal to engage relevant stakeholders for the promotion of the NFD campaign and event in September. Moreover, Intellectual Outputs were discussed, and partners evaluated the work that has been done up to know.
Partners also discussed about the scene in fitness sector in their countries, how the gyms and fitness clubs will reopen, etc. Focus was given in the digitalisation of events and seminars in the possibility of not being able to proceed with physical events due to the coronavirus. The project activities will adapt according to how the current situation will evolve in the future months and regarding this a risk assessment report was decided to be sent to the EC agency about the impact of covid19 to project activities and timeline.
Lastly, a new initiative that EuropeActive is part of and is supported by ukactive and the European Commission was presented: the #BeActiveHour a response to Covi-19 lockdown situation to promote and celebrate physical activity as all Europeans are isolated home. The aim is to engage as many people as possible to get active for 1h on the 30 May 2020 from their homes via digital platforms.