2018

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EuropeActive can look back to a very successful past 4 weeks with four high-level bilateral meetings across the Directorates Generals (DG) of the European Commission: DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), DG Education and Culture (EAC) and DG Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).

In June 2018, EuropeActive travelled to meetings in Rome and Warsaw to share experiences related to sectoral skills and qualifications in the European Health and Fitness sector.

Results of a recent study indicate that childhood cancer survivors who get plenty of vigorous exercise may live longer than their counterparts who aren’t very active.

On July 1, 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Bulgaria. The House of Sport invited the Sport attaché of the Austrian Permanent Representation, Ms. Barbara Spindler-Oswald, for a policy breakfast meeting on Thursday, June 28th, to talk about the priorities of the presidency in the field of sport.

EuropeActive attended CEDEFOP’s high-level event about Future of Jobs and Current Challenges on 8th June 2018 in Brussels. During the event CEDEFOP’s skills forecast for EU 28 has been released with a specific focus on the future skills needed in different types of jobs.

In the latest BBC-article two different studies are discussed: one about the link between high blood pressure and dementia, and another about the link between frailty and early death.

On Wednesday June 20th, EuropeActive took part in a panel discussion about health promotion and prevention, in Brussels.

On 30 May, the Commission adopted its proposal to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion for the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, making the programme available to 12 million people, three times the number currently able to participate.

On 6 June, 2018 Member of the European Parliament Martina Dlabajova hosted the event on Social mobility- – how can we increase opportunities through training and education- in the European Parliament. The panel discussion was jointly organized by ACCA, PwC, European Movement International, and the European Youth Forum and brought together representatives from the EU institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector.

EuropeActive participated in the ANIF National Conference at the Rimini Wellness which confirmed to be one of the largest show dedicated to fitness in the world. The 13th edition hosted 400 companies, 200 conferences, 1500 hours of workout lessons and thousands of visitors. This success is also due to the growth (ca.

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