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

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

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!

“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 […]

Take action this World Heart Day

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

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 […]

More than a wave: Ollerup International students made themselves feel like a tsunami

BeActive

They promised to bring the world to Copenhagen, and they definitely did. If you were in or around Copenhagen last week you probably saw a group of young, active and motivated students from all over the world sending out loud a message of happiness, mutual understanding and the importance of being active. Songs, dances, martial […]

Journey of Hope crosses the finish line

Jounrey of Hope

Day 19 5 Sep. Ostrava – Broszkowice, 98km No events. An ordinary ride with some rain. A great hotel in Oswiecim Gmina, Poland. Day 20 6 Sep. Broszkowice – Krakow, 82km Our ride was mostly on separated bike roads today. We prefer these since you feel much more comfortable and safe. At the end of […]

22 countries were part of first European Fitness Day

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”

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 […]