In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years worldwide and older were overweight. Of these over 600 million adults were obese. The cost of obesity-related illnesses will reach $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless serious measures are taken.
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.
On the 22nd of September 2017, the European Commission's Seminar on Healthy Lifestyle in Tartu ended with the publication of the Tartu Call for Healthy Lifestyles from the European Commissioners Navracsics, Andriukaitis and Hogan. Overall, the Call includes 15 important actions that have to be taken in a fight with a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet.
After presenting the SIQAF project to the Belgian and Slovenian national authorities, EuropeActive’s director of programmes, Cliff Collins and EREPS’s Director Professional Standards Committee, Julian Berriman met the Greek government today to discuss referencing of European qualifications with the Greek Government.
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.