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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.

EuropeActive will participate to the 8th Conference of HEPA Europe on November 15 to 17, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The event is hosted by the Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Zagreb and cosponsored by WHO/Europe. The conference will address the main theme of “Modern approaches to physical activity promotion and measurements”.

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.

In view of the new European General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission launched a Study in order to assist the Member States regarding their national legislation on anti-doping, present legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of anti-doping activities and provide an inventory of relevant legislation in all EU Member States.

On 19th October 2017, EuropeActive EU affairs team attended the Conference organised by the European FOOD programme at the European Parliament with a key focus on healthy habits at workplace.

On 5th October 2017, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016.

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. 

What progress has the commission made in coordinating actions across the Directorates to increase the number of people exercising? - MEP Harkin asked the Commission.

On the 22nd of September 2017, the European Commission's Seminar on Healthy Lifestyle in Tartu ended with the publication of the Tartu Call for Healthy Lifestyles from the European Commissioners Navracsics, Andriukaitis and Hogan. Overall, the Call includes 15 important actions that have to be taken in a fight with a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet.

The European Week of Sports is very intense for everyone. While Europeans are enjoying fitness activities, EuropeActive EU affairs team is participating meetings and conferences including:

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