During the Sport, Medicine and Health Summit 2021, organised in late April by the German Association of Sports Medicine and Prevention (DGSP) and the European Initiative of Exercise is Medicine (EIEIM), the Hamburg Declaration was officially presented, creating a new global alliance for the promotion of physical activity.
The 2021 edition of the annual Erasmus+ Sport Infoday took place on the 23rd and 24th March, and for the first time ever, the event was entirely virtual. Stakeholders of the physical activity and sport sector eagerly participated in the awaited event to gain insights on the new Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027, that is yet to be released.
On the 27th January 2021, the Commission adopted a Green Paper on Ageing, opening a Public Consultation which will run until the 21st of April. The Paper sets out the impact of the ageing demographic trend across our economy and society, and promotes a ‘life-course’ approach, stating that we start ageing the moment we are born.
According to the latest figures published by Eurostat, EU member states on average only spend 2,8 % of their healthcare budget on preventive care, which translates into an expenditure of 82 EUR per inhabitant on average.
To highlight that school-aged children and adolescents should engage in at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day, WHO Europe recently published a review on the positive effect of physical activity on academic performance.