On Tuesday 24th October, the European Commission adopted its 2018 Work Programme, with priorities and concrete actions to achieve before the end of its mandate in 2019. The document presents as well a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe.
In view of the new European General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission launched a Study in order to assist the Member States regarding their national legislation on anti-doping, present legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of anti-doping activities and provide an inventory of relevant legislation in all EU Member States.
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.
On the 11th October, EuropeActive joined the #BeActive Awards in Marseille, the current European capital of sport. Commissioner Navracsics showed his appreciation to the National Coordinating Bodies and the Official Partners for the success of the 2017 European Week of Sport.
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.
EuropeActive’s Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Ageing (PAHA) project has been judged to be a success story by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. It is only one of 15 selected from 237 Erasmus+ projects to be given this special status. The PAHA project focused on a 6-week structured exercise programme to encourage inactive older adults to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.