The 6th edition of the #BeActive campaign (2020 European Week of Sport) was launched during the Olympic Day on June 23rd. The Week promotes active lifestyles through a variety of events around Europe organised by the National Coordinating Bodies and Partners, including EuropeActive. The Week’s mission is to encourage Europeans to improve their physical and mental well-being, enrich their communities and empower themselves to be more active on a regular basis.
On Wednesday 1st July, the European Commission presented the new “European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience”.
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.
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.
Responding to the call of the European Council of March 26th, the Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has put forward a joint European roadmap towards lifting coronavirus containment measures, taking into account the expertise of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Commission’s Advisory
The European Commission (EC) has responded to the COVID- 19 crisis with the creation of a task force of 8 European Commissioner’s who’s portfolio contain relevant policy areas. Looking at the overview of actions that the European Commission has taken, it is clear that the tools at its disposal to directly tackle the crisis are rather limited.
Originally scheduled to take place in the European Parliament, the launch of the Obesity Policy Engagement Network – OPEN EU was presented online on March 4th, World Obesity Day, due to the covid-19 outbreak. People from all over Europe tuned in to the livestream to learn more about the initiative and about how to tackle obesity.
On Wednesday March 4th, EuropeActive sat down with the cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to talk about key actions and developments in the field of sport and other relevant policy areas.
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.