EuropeActive participated in "Physical activity, tomorrow's cure"

On September 12th at the City Hall of Brussels, Belgium, the conference on the topic “Physical activity tomorrow’s cure” was held as part of the European Week of Sport 2016, organised by House of Sport (HoS). EuropeActive is one of the founding members of HoS. The conference gathered leading professionals from the private and public sector to discuss the importance of physical activity for the health, economy and social life in Europe.

Nathalie Smeeman, Executive Director of EuropeActive and Cliff Collins, Director Programs took part of the hearing and the discussions. The Welcome speech was given by the honoured guest, Alain COURTOIS – First Alderman, City of Brussels who shaped the problems related with sport on local level. His message was followed by opening remarks given by Yves LE LOSTECQUE, head of the European Commission Sport Unit.

The speakers underlined that they wish that there are 52 weeks of sport and physical activity in Europe as a result of the ongoing European Week of Sport. In the discussion it became clear that physical inactivity has bad impact on social and economic level across Europe. The discussion brought up good examples of how sport and physical activity can be promoted more across Europe. The conference was closed by a 60 minute walk and giving a positive example of physical activity.