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35 high-level delegates from anti-doping organisations including universities, national anti-doping organisations, policy developers, and NGOs were invited by EuropeActive in the framework of the EU funded project FAIR to the 2nd FORUM for anti-doping in recreational sport which took place in Brussels yesterday. 

Last week, EuropeActive gathered stakeholders of the European Fitness industry to brainstorm and discuss future opportunities and challenges for the sector in Warsaw, Poland. The brainstorming session is part of a series of so-called foresight activities, to address future labour market needs and demands for the European Active Leisure (Fitness and Outdoor) Sector.

The third meeting of the European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” took place on November 13 in Salzburg. The expert group on human resources is one of two expert groups set up under the EU work plan 2017-2020.

On Thursday November 15th, EuropeActive presented the work it’s doing on physical activity promotion to the members of the European Network of Academic Sport Services (ENAS). There was specially attention for our PAHA project.

Higher education is for the smart ones and Vocational Education and Training (VET) is only a second choice? It is a common assumption that VET learners will enter lower paid jobs but looking closer, the picture has changed significantly: VET is highly diverse and allows learners to enter a great range of professions and sectors. Taking the vocational route means to be much more likely to be work-ready straight after graduation.

EuropeActive participated in the CEN453 Technical Group two days meeting in Cyprus. The Group was settled in 2017 for developing European Standards in the area of food and supplements for sportspeople. In Cyprus, the entire draft elaborated so far has been reviewed and significant changes made especially in the part regarding the doping testing. The next meeting will be the 24-25 January in Paris where the Group will discuss the certification system. 

The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, a renowned medical journal published a study about the relation of body-mass-index (BMI) and life-expectancy.

The physical partners of the House of Sport office in Brussels (FESI, EUROPEACTIVE, ICSS and Sport and Citizenship) hosted the last 25th October a group of 30 students from the Management in Non-profit-Organizations Course of the University of Applied Science Osnabrueck.

The European Commission’s annual Education and Training Monitor finds that Member States have made further progress to improve their education and training systems. The annual study was published October 16, 2018 for the seventh time and is an important part of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020). Within the framework, Member States have agreed on six targets to be achieved by 2020:

The new country factsheets on physical activityhave been published by the European Commission. The Commission publishes these country factsheets in line with the Council Recommendation on promoting health-enhancing physical activity across sectors, from November 2013.