The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. It will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.
Engagement in sport and physical activity is at an all-time low: 59% of Europeans never or seldom exercise or play sport. Participation in sport and physical activity is stagnating, and in some EU Member States, even declining.
The European Week of Sport takes place at EU, national, regional and local level, and is structured to include themes and activities that appeal to all audiences. Public authorities, organisations and individuals are working together to inspire people to be more active. The Week is structured around four Focus Themes: Education environment, Workplace, Outdoors, Sport Clubs and Fitness Centres. These are the main settings where people can improve their habits and #BeActive! At the heart of the Week is the Flagship Event, the theme of which will change every year.
As an annual event, the European Week of Sport will inspire all kinds of creative and exciting events and activities in different countries.
ERA has been recognized as a partner for this event. It is a unique possibility to present ERA for the European Commission and to show that outdoor activities are just as important as traditional competitive sports. As a partner, ERA will encourage our members to take part in the week with local activities.
ERA encourage you to walk on the E-paths within the period from 23 to 30 September under the Motto: #beactive on the #epaths.
You can also participate in the European Walking Day on the first Saturday within European Week of Sport.