Tales from the European Week of Sport: The European Sport Village

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Now that it has all come to an end, we have so much to share with you! In Brussels – where the official opening of the Week took place on 7 September – a European Sport Village was set up. Why? Well… knowing that 59% of Europeans never or seldom exercise or play sport, we …
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We move as one

Since launching the first European Week of Sport, we have been amazed, inspired and motivated by the immense outpouring of support and participation from people of all ages and backgrounds across Europe. From our partners and ambassadors, to the hundreds who participated in the #MyWeek #BeActive challenge, to the thousands participating in events and activities …
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Outdoor Sport and the Need for a Collaborative Approach

The first European Week of Sport provides us with a great opportunity to reflect on the role we all play in helping to get people engaged and active in sport. The sport sector has been superb at getting those already active even more active through the provision of better facilities, opportunities and interventions. A greater …
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Sport: Positive and Proactive Response to Youth Unemployment

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Eight years after the global financial crisis that caused the subsequent economic crisis, millions of young people across the old continent remain unemployed. On average, some 17% of all young people in the EU are neither in education, employment or training. The consequences of youth unemployment and social disengagement are not only costly in terms …
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