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From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week. 1355 events are currently taking place in 45 different countries. In Brussels the 3 days conference gathered more than 700 stakeholders. The week success demonstrates the crucial role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in supporting skills, jobs, innovation and competitiveness.

On 21-22 November, the EU Ministers of Education, Culture, Youth, Sport and Communication met to discuss a wide range of topics.

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 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.

According to the latest The Parlemeter poll of people’s views on EU and its institutions, 57% of EU citizens find EU membership beneficial for their country. This share almost reached pre-crisis level.

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

The French president Emmanuel Macron presented on Tuesday 26 September his plans for a “profound transformation” of the EU. Hailed as one of the most pro-European speeches by an EU leader in years, Macron pleaded for the EU to return to its founders’ “visionary” ideas.