The French initiative: Sentez-Vous Sport

The French Week of Sport, Sentez-Vous Sport, is an event that has been organised by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) since 2010.

The goal of the week is to gather French citizens every September around sport, to raise awareness and encourage them to be physically active regularly. Thousands of events and various activities around sport and physical activity (conferences, demonstrations…) are offered to people throughout France, who can participate regardless of their age or physical condition.

In 2014, six million participants took part to one of the 11 000 Sentez-Vous Sport events.

The 6th edition will take place next month, from the 12th to the 20th of September in France and its overseas departments and territories. The French Week of Sport is structured around thematic days:

-The Vital Sport events (in partnership with Decathlon) will take place on the weekend of the 12th and 13th September at 61 locations
-Schools : The school sports day will take place on Wednesday, September, 16th
-Workplaces: The sport in the workplace day will take place on Thursday, September 17th
-Universities and Grandes Ecoles: Events will take place in universities and Grandes Ecoles on the 17th and 18th of September
-General public: Free activities for everyone will be available in participating cities on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September
-“Les Journées du Patrimoine Sportif” (Sports Heritage Days) will take place on 19th and 20th September

As a National Coordinator for the European Week of Sport in France, the CNOSF is organising an event in France focused on Sport & the Workplace. The conference, which takes place on September 10th, at the MEDEF (employers union), will be the opportunity to reveal the results of a significant survey about the impact of sport in the workplace on human capital, on business and on civil society.

Four hundred guests are expected at this event, mostly business leaders and human resources directors. Many speakers, from different backgrounds (business world, politics, sport, university…) will debate, exchange and share their experiences through a round-table.


2 thoughts on “The French initiative: Sentez-Vous Sport

  1. Hi #beactive Team,

    I’m not sure exactly how this #beactive initiative works.
    As far as I understood there was a challenge until the 27th of August, in which you could send photos to you and win something.

    Now there is also something going on from the 7th til 13th of September. I checked out the map, but didn’t really get it’s purpose. Am I supposed to sign up to an even somewhere there? What exactly will happen in that week in September?

    Best regards,
    Hauke Fox

    1. Good question! We’re happy to clarify that for you. The #MyWeek #BeActive photochallenge is what ended on the 27th of August – which allowed people to send photos and videos in for a chance to win prizes. However, the #BeActive campaign is the larger communications campaign around the European Week of Sport, which aims, among others, to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The official launch of the European Week of Sport is the 7th of September, and takes place in Brussels, where a series of events and activities will take place until the 13th of September. However, as part of the European Week of Sport, events are taking place across Europe for the entire month of September. The map was developed to help people find out what activities are happening in their own countries so that they have a chance to participate and be a part of the #BeActive movement.

      Take a look at this part of the website: – it provides a lot more information about the Week and the events taking place around it.

      I hope this helps clear it up for you! If you haven’t already, do join our Facebook event:


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