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About the European Week of Sport

#BeActive all year long - not just for The Week

Every year, the European Week of Sport helps to tackle the inactivity crisis by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.

The European Week of Sport was launched in 2015 to respond to the growing crisis of inactivity. Sport and physical activity makes a significant contribution to the well-being of European citizens.

Unfortunately, the level of physical activity is stagnating and even declining in some countries.

No matter who we are and what we do, even slight increases in regular, physical activity can have a profound impact on our long-term health.

The Week exists to improve awareness of the importance an active lifestyle has for everyone.

The European Week of Sport is designed to give people around Europe and across the world a springboard into being active.

European Week of Sport 2022

The sunny scenery of Vysehrad park in Prague acted as the backdrop for the official Opening Ceremony of the eight edition of the European Week of Sport on 23 September.

The 2022 edition highlighted sports and physical activities as important tools for better inclusion and equality, as well as the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, especially among the youth.

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