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Ukactive announced Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to headline the National Summit 2018, taking place 12th September 2018 at QEll Conference Centre, London. Last year’s summit brought together more than 700 delegates, among them leaders from the health, physical activity, sports and charity sectors. Ukactive will move this year from plotting the role of physical activity as the “golden thread” in solving society’s greatest challenges, to a focus on delivery - as part of organsiation’s work to make 2018/19 a year of action.

On the 2nd of May, the European Commission presented its proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework for the 2021-2027 period (2021-2027 MFF), outlining the structure of the EU budget and the policy priorities of the EU for a period of seven years, together with proposals on own resources financing the EU budget with regard to Brexit.  Regarding the structure of the 2021-2027 MFF, the Commission’s proposals have the ambition to align the budget closer to the political priorities, to simplify the structure of the EU budget (i.e.

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

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.

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