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The main theme of the convention was the implementation of the European pillar of social rights and the upcoming Multiannual financial framework.

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.

The EU Sport Forum 2018 took place this year in Sofia, Bulgaria under the Bulgarian Presidency and was dedicated to “Sport in Europe, investing for the future generation". This high-level 2-day event brought together representatives from the European Commission and the European Parliament, the member states, the Olympic movement, the civil society organisations and further stakeholders. The event was opened by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Eudcation, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Almost one year ago, on April 26th 2017, the commission presented the European pillar of social rights. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward convergence towards better working and living conditions in the European Union.

The 472th edition of the Eurobarometer is all about sport and physical activity, or more accurately, the lack of it. The main finding of the research is:

‘Nearly half the Europeans never exercise or play sport, and the proportion has increased gradually in recent years’.

On 6th-7th of March 2018 all partners of the Let’s #BEACTIVE project met in London to make a state of play and look at the road ahead. Many partners signalled a lot of enthusiasm from the fitness clubs to participate in the project and help turning the tide on inactivity.

On the 24th and 25th January 2018, within the framework of the Bulgarian presidency, the Ministry of Youth and Sports organised in Sofia a conference on the importance of education and investigation for preventing doping in grassroots sport.

EuropeActive has attended today, January 25 2018, the 1st European Education Summit, dedicated to "laying the foundation of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education". The summit has been hosted by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Bulgaria will hold the presidency of the Council of the EU from 1st January to 30th June 2018.  The main priorities for the rotating Presidency are: young people, security and stability, the Western Balkans and eventually digital economy and skills for the future.

Cedefop has recently published an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. It is crucial to understand the public perception of vocational education and training and the reasons behind that attitude to make VET a first choice for young and adult learners.

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