On November 16th, EuropeActive president David Stalker kicked-off the three-day on-line Future of Fitness conference organised by Club Industry with a keynote speech on the importance of working with governments.

During his presentation, David Stalker highlighted that we must turn the collective challenges into opportunities and that the fitness and physical activity sector has to recognise more the key role it has in society when we move toward the recovery phase of the current crisis. With its Sectoral Manifesto, EuropeActive sets out four key areas, digital, health, community and standards, which should be at the centre of this great transformation.

Subsequently, Mr Stalker emphasised that because of the hard work of EuropeActive, it national partners and the other stakeholders in our sector, policy and decision maker are recognising more than ever, the vital role that physical activity has in guaranteeing the social, mental and physical wellbeing of all citizens. He concluded by stressing that we all have to collaborate and that everyone has his or her role to play in the great transformation. We need a mass movement to create sustainable change and help our sector to start a new chapter. 

EuropeActive looks forward to engaging with all stakeholders in our sector to make sure we come out of this crisis stronger. You can find more information on EuropeActive’s activities on www.europeactive.eu

 

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Nov 18, 2020 By Carlos Fernandez