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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 European Sectoral Social Dialogue for Sport and Active Leisure test phase (ESSD) is suspended since the beginning of 2018. The European Commission confirmed that “There is a shared understanding that – for the time being - regular meetings organised by the Commission are not a promising way to develop the social dialogue in the sector”.

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.

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.
 

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.

On 22nd and 23rd of May, EuropeActive attended the two-day seminar on the European Week of Sport (EWoS) in Riga, Latvia.

One of EuropeActive’s projects in its key area “Skills, education and qualifications” is coming to an end. The SIQAF project has been running for 22 months and will be concluded in summer 2018. The task force composed of Active Leisure and qualifications experts and stakeholders came together for their last meeting on Tuesday, 22th May 2018 in Brussels to discuss the final findings and the report.

On the 2nd of May, the European Commission presented its proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework for the 2021-2027 period (2021-2027 MFF), outlining the structure of the EU budget and the policy priorities of the EU for a period of seven years, together with proposals on own resources financing the EU budget with regard to Brexit.  Regarding the structure of the 2021-2027 MFF, the Commission’s proposals have the ambition to align the budget closer to the political priorities, to simplify the structure of the EU budget (i.e.

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