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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 2021

The stunning scenery of Lake Bled in Slovenia was the background for the official opening of the seventh edition of the European Week of Sport.

The 2021 edition highlighted the power of physical activity to bring joy, build resilience and connect generations.

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