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Last week on Tuesday November 27th, the European Commission organized the 2018 #BeInclusive awards. Participants, volunteers and professionals from all over Europe came together in Brussels to celebrate projects who make our society more inclusive through sport.

35 high-level delegates from anti-doping organisations including universities, national anti-doping organisations, policy developers, and NGOs were invited by EuropeActive in the framework of the EU funded project FAIR to the 2nd FORUM for anti-doping in recreational sport which took place in Brussels yesterday. 

Last week, EuropeActive gathered stakeholders of the European Fitness industry to brainstorm and discuss future opportunities and challenges for the sector in Warsaw, Poland. The brainstorming session is part of a series of so-called foresight activities, to address future labour market needs and demands for the European Active Leisure (Fitness and Outdoor) Sector.

The third meeting of the European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” took place on November 13 in Salzburg. The expert group on human resources is one of two expert groups set up under the EU work plan 2017-2020.

On Thursday November 15th, EuropeActive presented the work it’s doing on physical activity promotion to the members of the European Network of Academic Sport Services (ENAS). There was specially attention for our PAHA project.

The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, a renowned medical journal published a study about the relation of body-mass-index (BMI) and life-expectancy.

The European Commission’s annual Education and Training Monitor finds that Member States have made further progress to improve their education and training systems. The annual study was published October 16, 2018 for the seventh time and is an important part of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020). Within the framework, Member States have agreed on six targets to be achieved by 2020:

On 17th October, EuropeActive was invited to attend the #BeActive Awards Ceremony in Sofia (the current European Capital of Sport) in the presence of the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr. Tibor Navracsics. The 2018 Awards Gala celebrated inspiring contributions to promoting active lifestyles in Europe by awarding people through 3 different categories: workplace, local hero and education.

The EU is celebrating the European Week of Sport, a week full of active and sportive events across all member states. The European Commission has launched the European Week of Sport to help raise awareness of the risks related to inactivity and with the aim to “promote sport and physical activity across Europe”. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level.

This week hundreds of fitness clubs all throughout Europe have opened their doors to welcome the very first participants of the Let’s #BEACTIVE project. In the coming weeks thousands of Let’s #BEACTIVE participants will take the first steps in their journey towards a more active and healthier lifestyle. They are following tailor made, high quality training programmes and be are guided by first class exercise professionals.

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