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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.

On Tuesday 24th October, the European Commission adopted its 2018 Work Programme, with priorities and concrete actions to achieve before the end of its mandate in 2019. The document presents as well a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe.

Behind the acronym LMSI stands “labour market and skills intelligence”, which is believed to be the tool to improve the responsiveness of national education and training systems to skill needs of national labour markets in the EU.

In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years worldwide and older were overweight. Of these over 600 million adults were obese. The cost of obesity-related illnesses will reach $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless serious measures are taken.

On the 11th October, EuropeActive joined the #BeActive Awards in Marseille, the current European capital of sport. Commissioner Navracsics showed his appreciation to the National Coordinating Bodies and the Official Partners for the success of the 2017 European Week of Sport. 

Should companies take care about their workers’ eating habits?

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