European Week of Sport #BeActive
What is the European Week of Sport?
The European Week of Sport, in short, aims to get people to get off their sofas and #BeActive! Sport and physical activity contribute substantially to people’s wellbeing. However, the level of physical activity in Europe is currently stagnating and even declining in some countries. The European Week of Sport is a response to this challenge.
The Week takes place each year between 23 and 30 September and constitutes the largest public-funded sports initiative worldwide. Since its launch five years ago it has involved:
What can we do with University Sport?
The European Week of Sport is ‘the largest public-funded sports initiative worldwide’, that’s impressive! What this means for University and College sport? It means we have an opportunity. We are very aware the timing of the European Week of Sport is not ideal to say the least for Universities and Colleges. However, we can’t stay behind! The Week provides a great opportunity to showcase what Universities and Colleges around Europe are doing to make Europe more active. Get involved! #BeActive!
How to get involved?
Activities in the European Week of Sport are coordinated on a local level. Funding is available through National Governing Bodies for the European Week of Sport to help you organise your activities. Find out who is responsible in your country via the links below and get in touch. You never know how these new collaborations can benefit your University in the future.
Do you want to know more about the European Week of Sport? We have compiled some resources about the European Week of Sport via the links below.