Europe ran with us: School children from 20 countries exercised during European School Sport Day® 2016

European School Sport Day

As reports come in from the second European Week of Sport, early results point to the European School Sport Day® as the EU initiative’s biggest event, moving approximately 1.5 million school children in 20 countries across in Europe on 30 September 2016. In 2015, the event was organised in three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria and Bulgaria) […]

More than 60,000 students celebrated the European School Sport Day in Spain

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A total of 60,194 students in schools across 9 regions participated in the first edition of the European School Sport Day (ESSD) in Spain on 30 September. The number of Spanish educational institutions involved in the day reached 114, and were located in the regions of Aragon, Baleares, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencia, […]

Take action this World Heart Day

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Today, on World Heart Day (29 September 2016), the World Heart Federation is urging people around the globe to unite to turn information into action and transform the 1 in 10 lives that are being cut short prematurely as a direct result of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading […]

Second European School Sport Day expected to engage 1 million children

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For immediate release The second European School Sport Day® is set to engage more than 1 million school children from at least 17 countries in inclusive physical activity initiatives this Friday, 30 September. The day is an official European Week of Sport event supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport programme. Its goal is to […]

#BeActive FlashMOVE united thousands of Europeans with the same dance

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300 events in 27 countries with 9,000 dancers and 18,000 spectators became part of the biggest European initiative of the year. Even though they were scattered across the whole continent, thousands of Europeans dancing in the #BeActive FlashMOVE on 10 September 2016 were united by the same music and choreography. The initiative raised the curtain […]

The European Week of Sport will start with a dance flashmob on 10 September

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#BeActive FlashMOVE will unite Europeans from 70 cities to one and the same music and choreography Europe is uniting to the same dance, the #BeActive FlashMOVE, on 10 September at 11:00 CET. More than 150 events in 24 countries and 70 cities across Europe will bring together thousands of European to dance the same dance […]

Slovenia won’t miss the chance to dance

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On 10 September at 11am CET, the #BeActive FlashMOVE will be performed at the official opening of the European Week of Sport in Slovakia and simultaneously in at least 18 more European countries – including Slovenia. The 2016 FlashMOVE will be particularly a meaningful occasion for Slovenia, as the choreography was created by its national […]

Missed the start of the Journey of Hope? Check out our photo gallery

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Relive the start to the colourful #BeActive Journey of Hope cross-border cycling tour – or catch up on what you missed – with our photo gallery from the first four days of the tour in Denmark. From the opening event and departure in Copenhagen on 18 August to the CYKLO cycling festival in Aarhus, the […]

Press release: Turkish cyclists to embark on Journey of Hope across Europe

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Local residents and stakeholders invited to join “Forrest Gump”-style tour promoting physical activity, inclusion and a peaceful future For immediate release “That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run… What I was doing seemed to make sense to people… So I got company, and after that I got even […]