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2020 #BeActive Awards

16.00-17.30 CET
8 December 2020

2020 #BeActive winners!

The #BeActive Awards competition is a central part of our annual European Week of Sport. It supports projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe.

The 2020 #BeActive winners were announced during the #BeActive awards commemoration on 8 December

  • Category #BeActive Education: Petra Preradovica, Primary School, Croatia
  • Category #BeActive Workplace: House of Code, Denmark
  • Category #BeActive Local Hero Award: Tomas Slavata, Czech Republic

Congratulations to all the projects that participated in the 2020 #BeActive awards!

Winner - Education Award 2020

Walking around the world from Croatia Juraj Horžić, a gym teacher at Petra Preradovica, found a new challenge to motivate children to be active at a time when most of the usual sporting facilities were closed.

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#BeActive Awards 2020 finalists


  • Het Nest Gemeentelijke basisschool, Belgium
  • Youth and Sports Department of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • Petra Preradovica Primary School, Croatia winner


  • Groupe Roullier France
  • Generali Slovenia
  • House of Code Denmark winner

Local Hero

  • Christine Janin France
  • Tomas Slavata Czech Republic winner
  • Mette Rytsel Denmark

Winner - Local Hero Award 2020

A triathlete, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tomáš Slavata, from the Czech Republic, tours the country’s 165 orphanages, performing demonstrations for children and encouraging them to be sporty.

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What are the Categories?

The three award categories were stable compared to last year

  • the #BeActive Education Award
  • the #BeActive Workplace Award
  • the #BeActive Local Hero Award

The BeActive awards focus on building communities’ capacity to increase their physical activity. They are a celebration of extraordinary people, projects and individuals that support the mission statement of the European Week of Sport: for everyone to be and stay active.

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About the awards

The awards competition is open for entries until 24 July 2021 (5pm Brussels local time). Find out more about the #BeActive awards and how to take part by downloading the information leaflet. Applications must be forwarded by the National Coordinating Bodies (NCBs) or Partners of the European Week of Sport.

Download the leaflet

Rules of contest

Find out more about how the contest works, how to qualify and how to build your application.

Download the Be Active 2021 competition rules

Winner - Workplace Award 2020

Denmark's House of Code allows employees to dedicate two hours of their working week to physical activity, earning them the 2020 #BeActive Workplace Award.

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