2018

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The official countdown toward the 4th Edition of the European Week of Sport (EWoS) has officially started.

The main theme of the convention was the implementation of the European pillar of social rights and the upcoming Multiannual financial framework.

New research by scientists from Stanford University showed the connection between people’s beliefs and their health.

In the Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market, the Commission set out its intentions to take further action at a European level and contribute to achieving the goals of the Council conclusions on Health in the Digital Society.

On April 12, 2018 the EU member states delivered all 10 actions announced under the Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. The last action was the adoption of the European Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework.

On the 18th – 19th of April the partners of the FAIR project came together for a Technical Expert Group (TEG) meeting at ukactive office in London.

More employers than ever took part in the 2018 skills survey which helps to provide the evidence and direction for future qualification and skills development of fitness professionals. The 2018 survey included a notable increase in the number of larger clubs and chains that took part. Some of the main findings include:

In the framework of the EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020, EuropeActive participated to the Cluster meeting on the economic dimension of sport organised by the European Commission.

As every year, EuropeActive is again hosting several events in mid-April in Cologne in the context of the FIBO exhibition, the biggest Fitness trade show in the world with over 120,000 visitors from around the world.

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.

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