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From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week. 1355 events are currently taking place in 45 different countries. In Brussels the 3 days conference gathered more than 700 stakeholders. The week success demonstrates the crucial role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in supporting skills, jobs, innovation and competitiveness.

International Standards Meeting organised by EuropeActive is held during 23-24 November 2017 in Rome as a part of the European Skills Week. This event brings together all stakeholder from the fitness industry in order to discuss strategies on how to communicate and implement the standards and to ensure the best quality of the European health & fitness sector.

The SIQAF task force is now entering it's last phase of the project. During it's past meeting which took place November 22-23 in Rome, partners from the Active Leisure sector and international qualification experts putting together the outcomes of the past months.

On 21-22 November, the EU Ministers of Education, Culture, Youth, Sport and Communication met to discuss a wide range of topics.

The Conference of HEPA Europe was held on 15th-17th November 2017 in the University of Zagreb, Croatia. This year the main topic was “Modern approaches to physical activity promotion and measurement”. Events also included the annual meeting of HEPA Europe and parallel sessions of most of its working groups.

Within the scope of the Council Conclusions on the contribution of sport to the EU economy adopted in November 2013,  the European Commission has conducted a study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

The new WHO/Europe publication offers guiding principles in how to improve a physical activities in the European cities. Indeed, by 2030 more than 80% of European will live in urban areas which currently host the vast majority of sedentary people.

The European Vocational Skills Week 2017 is organised by the European Commission and will take place during 20th-24th November. It will offer more than 1000 events across Europe. The aim of the European Skills Week is to increase awareness of vocational education and training and opportunities it provides.

The 1st FIBO Business Summit Africa was conducted on Wednesday 8 November in the Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa. It brought together key stakeholders in the fitness, wellness and health industry to share expert knowledge in order to help the African health & fitness market to grow.

During the recent study conducted by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and Women in Sport 25,000 pupils from 138 secondary schools across England and Northern Ireland were interviewed. The results showed that despite both boys and girls realise the importance of physical activity, in reality boys lead way more active lifestyle than girls do.

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