#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.
Launch of the European Week of Sport 2021
The seventh edition of the European Week of Sport took place from 23-30 September 2021.
This year's theme highlighted the power of physical activity to bring joy, build resilience and connect generations.
The stunning scenery of Lake Bled in Slovenia was the background for the official opening of the European Week of Sport 2021.
The official opening of the European Week of Sport was streamed live and recorded.
Click the on the video to recap the launch of the European Week of Sport.