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, […]

Lesson from street sport: the best way to do a 30-second elevator pitch is with a video camera

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Adapted from an article in Danish by DGI Underground’s project coordinator for street sport Helle Nymann Jensen With over 220 Danish Street Cup final participants, 35 freestylers and 40 panna players packed into Copenhagen’s City Hall Square, Denmark’s street sport festival gave a unique atmosphere to the European Week of Sport on 17 September. The participants joined […]

Today is a Good Day!

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“What makes you happy?” This is one of the many questions I have been bumping into quite often on social media just lately. The first thought that comes to my mind is “Motivating people and putting a big smile on their faces”. That thought became a reality and a feeling of fulfillment on Tuesday 28 September with […]

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 […]

22 countries were part of first European Fitness Day

The European Fitness Day was celebrated in the European Week of Sport's opening ceremony host city, Kosice, Slovakia

How did your country shape up? Share your thoughts with us in our new survey. This year, ISCA and its European Fitness Day partners ukactive, BG BeActive, German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) and Sports Union of Slovenia set out to scale-up the successful UK National Fitness Day and roll it out across Europe. With fitness centres […]

“Then, I got company… People told me it gave them hope”

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Forrest Gump-style Journey of Hope ends after 31 days, 7 countries and a string of followers. From paper to reality, the Journey of Hope came to life last month and ended after 2500km and 31 days on the road for our four tour leaders, Feridun Ekmekci, Adnan Cangir, Aysel Atas and Meliha Kaya. The team […]

Be the change

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The most active day of the year is about to happen, but there is still time to register your event if you have not already. Perhaps the question that might cause hesitation is why should I register my event? Or what will I gain from registering my event? The answer is very simple and it […]

Lithuanian Sports University campus came alive for the #BeActive FlashMOVE

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The Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), a member of Health Promoting Universities Network, made Saturday 10 September a FlashMOVE day on its campus, adding a huge 500 participants to Europe’s biggest flash mob event promoting physical activity and the 2016 European Week of Sport. School and university students, people from a local disability centre, lecturers and other colleagues […]

“It’s hard not to smile when experiencing a mix of runners, musicians, cooks and drag queens”

you never know who you'll encounter along the Copenhagen Half Marathon route. Photo: Copenhagen Half Marathon

On Sunday 18 September, the Copenhagen Half Marathon will add an estimated 22,500 participants to the European Week of Sport’s grand total with a colourful blend of sport, culture, music, food, international participants and spontaneity. For the Copenhagen Half Marathon, its maiden race could not have gone better, with 19,425 local and international participants and […]

#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 […]