The seventh edition of the European Week of Sport #BeActive promoted the movement as entertainment and improvement of physical and mental health. The new edition of #BeActive highlighted the power of physical activity to bring joy, build resilience and connect generations. More than 40 countries from the European Union and neighbourhood countries joined the initiative and offered physical activities to their citizens between 23-30 September 2021.
Launched in 2015, the European Week of Sport was created in response to the worsening inactivity crisis. Despite sport and physical activity substantially contributing to the well-being of European citizens, the level of physical activity is currently stagnating and even declining in some countries. This is why the European Week of Sport exists – to bring awareness of how important an active lifestyle is for everyone. Regardless of who we are and what we do, even slight increases in regular, physical activity can have a profound impact on our long-term health.
The European Union Information Centres and Euro Clubs across the country joined the European Week of Sport. Their members joined the initiative and urged the people from their localities to adopt an active lifestyle. Football, volleyball and cycling matches engaged over 150 children from various regions of the country.
For six years, the European Week of Sport has helped tackle the inactivity crisis by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. The week is designed to give people across the world a springboard into being active.
The European Week of Sport provided over three thousand events in the countries of the European Union in 2020, which were attended by over 30 million people. The number of those involved in the activities dedicated to the European Week of Sport is increasing every year. You can be part of this initiative too. Get connected and be active!!!