2018

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The Sport Intergroup in the European Parliament organised a conference on empowering women through sport on Tuesday, April 10th, in Brussels. Yves Le Lostecque, the head of the sport unit in the EC, zoomed in the EC initiatives on empower women through sport, such as, commissioning studies on gender in sport and cooperating with sports federations on gender equality. He told participants that there is a strong consensus between the institutions to make progress on this topic.

The latest Active Lives Adult Survey (ALAS) published by Sport England on 22nd of March showed that 25.7% of population in the UK remain inactive.

The EU Sport Forum 2018 took place this year in Sofia, Bulgaria under the Bulgarian Presidency and was dedicated to “Sport in Europe, investing for the future generation". This high-level 2-day event brought together representatives from the European Commission and the European Parliament, the member states, the Olympic movement, the civil society organisations and further stakeholders. The event was opened by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Eudcation, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Almost one year ago, on April 26th 2017, the commission presented the European pillar of social rights. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward convergence towards better working and living conditions in the European Union.

The 472th edition of the Eurobarometer is all about sport and physical activity, or more accurately, the lack of it. The main finding of the research is:

‘Nearly half the Europeans never exercise or play sport, and the proportion has increased gradually in recent years’.

The 2-year EU-funded action SIQAF (Sectoral & International Qualification Framework to the EQF) enters its last term.

Transparency and recognition of all types of skills and qualifications are necessary to enable people in Europe access opportunities of being truly mobile between employment and learning, or within and between countries. Over the past 10 years, the European Commission together with the EU member states has been working on implementing and further developing the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

On 6th-7th of March 2018 all partners of the Let’s #BEACTIVE project met in London to make a state of play and look at the road ahead. Many partners signalled a lot of enthusiasm from the fitness clubs to participate in the project and help turning the tide on inactivity.

The last meeting of the Advisory Group on Education of the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe was on the 7-8 March 2018 in Dublin.

The new European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) will come into force on 25th May 2018. Lately, EuropeActive has been very commited to be compliant with the new regulation. 

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