The importance of public health – The European Public Health Week

From 11 till 15 May, the European public health ecosystem is coming together to share experiences and knowledge. During these challenging times of the covid-19 pandemic, both public health and close and open collaboration are more important then ever. EuropeActive actively engaged in many of the virtual activities organised through this initiative, emphasising the importance of physical activity during this public health crisis.

Guidelines on requirements in skills and competences for coaches

The European Commission’s Expert Group on Skills and human resources development in sport has just issued a new publication on coaching. This document called “Guidelines regarding the minimum requirements in skills and competences for coaches” proposes a common minimum set of competences for coaches in Europe.

International Sport Seminar in Zagreb

Croatia currently holds the Presidency of the European Union and organised a highly successful International Sport Seminar in Zagreb on 27-28 February. The seminar had a focus on the skills and qualifications required by sport coaches and fitness trainers and was attended by over 160 experts from across Europe.

Sport and Environment conference

On Tuesday 3rd of March, EuropeActive was invited to attend the event promoted by UEFA and EURACTIV ‘What is the Life TACKLE project’s contribution in achieving environmental sustainability in sport?’. The project, funded by the EU LIFE Programme, aims to increase awareness of environmental management in football stadiums in order to reduce waste during football events and to tackle other environmental issues linked to such events, including energy consumption and transportation.

European Alliance for Apprenticeships stakeholder event

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA ) invited members for the 'EAfA Get together!' event which took place on 13 February 2020 in Brussels. EuropeActive is an active part of this Alliance since 2017 to promote Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeships in the fitness, exercise and physical activity sector.

 The event provided new networking opportunities. It included a mix of presentations, exchange of good practices, interactive activities as workshops and networking opportunities.