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It is a matter of fact that walking has a number of benefits including extending your life and improving your heart health.

EuropeActive is actively contributing to the EU Platform for action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health since 2015.

According to a Europe-wide survey of PT skills, revealed at EuropeActive's 2017 International Standards Meeting (ISM), around 35% of European fitness operators are not satisfied with skills PTs possess.

The EUs most famous programme, the E+ programme is turning 30 years this year! The European Commission dedicated a year full campaign with events triggering plenty of emotions, memories and developments for the future of the programme. EuropeActive has been running successfully Erasmus+ funded actions, taking advantage of synergies that exist in our work in making more people, more active, more often and the European Commission.

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.

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