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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.

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.

In the latest BBC-article two different studies are discussed: one about the link between high blood pressure and dementia, and another about the link between frailty and early death.

On Wednesday June 20th, EuropeActive took part in a panel discussion about health promotion and prevention, in Brussels.

EuropeActive participated in the conference “Sport for All as a means of integration and a bridge between traditions and innovation”, which took place on 12th and 13th of June in Sofia. In the framework of the Presidency, the event was organised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports and co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme to discuss how innovation in sport can contribute to improve physical activity.
 

On 30 May, the Commission adopted its proposal to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion for the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, making the programme available to 12 million people, three times the number currently able to participate.

MEP Bogdan Wenta hosted past Tuesday, 5 June, 2018 the High-Level Panel "Time to act for Europe against sports manipulations" in the European Parliament in Brussels. The first key note speech was delivered by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

On 6 June, 2018 Member of the European Parliament Martina Dlabajova hosted the event on Social mobility- – how can we increase opportunities through training and education- in the European Parliament. The panel discussion was jointly organized by ACCA, PwC, European Movement International, and the European Youth Forum and brought together representatives from the EU institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector.

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