2018

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The second meeting of the European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” took place in Split 11-12 July. Experts from the Member States were joined by observers and speakers to review the current position and understanding of qualifications and skills in sport.

Fitness is the largest participant sport. The sector serves nearly 60 million consumers, generates 26.6 billion Euro in revenues, employs 650,000 people, and consists of 59,055 facilities.

For the British Regional Heart Study, the researchers analysed data of nearly 8,000 men for the last 40 years in order to see how their habits affect their health. According to this research, people are starting to become less active after they reach the age of 50.

According to the Active Leisure Trends 2018 report from ukactive and the DataHub, indoor cycling has occurred to be the most popular group class in the UK, accounting 13 per cent of all exercise classes.

Going on holiday often means a hiatus in your normal workout schedule. This does not mean you are or have to be inactive during your holidays. You might do more exercise than you think, like swimming, diving or cycling.

EuropeActive can look back to a very successful past 4 weeks with four high-level bilateral meetings across the Directorates Generals (DG) of the European Commission: DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), DG Education and Culture (EAC) and DG Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).

In June 2018, EuropeActive travelled to meetings in Rome and Warsaw to share experiences related to sectoral skills and qualifications in the European Health and Fitness sector.

Results of a recent study indicate that childhood cancer survivors who get plenty of vigorous exercise may live longer than their counterparts who aren’t very active.

On July 1, 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Bulgaria. The House of Sport invited the Sport attaché of the Austrian Permanent Representation, Ms. Barbara Spindler-Oswald, for a policy breakfast meeting on Thursday, June 28th, to talk about the priorities of the presidency in the field of sport.

EuropeActive attended CEDEFOP’s high-level event about Future of Jobs and Current Challenges on 8th June 2018 in Brussels. During the event CEDEFOP’s skills forecast for EU 28 has been released with a specific focus on the future skills needed in different types of jobs.

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