Sport, parks and leisure - Promoting physical activity to be a key priority in EU's five-year strategy...
19 Jan 2021 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

07 Dec 2020

Promoting physical activity to be a key priority in EU's five-year strategy
BY Tom Walker

The EU will focus on promoting participation in sport and 'health-enhancing physical activity'

The EU will focus on promoting participation in sport and 'health-enhancing physical activity'
photo: Shutterstock.com/VGstockstudio

Promoting physical activity as a preventative healthcare measure has been listed as a key priority in the European Union's five-year strategy.

The EU Work Plan for Sport (2021-2024), published this month, lists three priorities for the EU's work.

One of these is "promotion of participation in health-enhancing physical activity". To achieve this, the plan calls for cross-sectoral cooperation with relevant institutions.

The plan was published following a meeting of the Council of European Ministers of Sport.

In a statement, the group said: "We must increase participation in sport and health-enhancing physical activity in order to promote an active and environment-friendly lifestyle, social cohesion and active citizenship.

"A guiding objective is to ensure through, cross-sectoral cooperation, the awareness of other EU policy domains of the important contribution that physical activity can make to Europe’s socially and environmentally sustainable growth, digitalisation as well as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and future resilience, as well as to achieve the SDGs."

The plan also calls for increased investment in physical activity and outlines the possibility of utilising EU funds that aren't, at the moment, targeting this – such as the Recovery and Resilience Facility, React-EU, the Structural Funds and other EU funding programmes.

Other areas identified in the strategy include gender equality, sustainability and the development and promotion of co-operation between EU institutions, member states and stakeholders. 

To download and read the full document, click here.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce
Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce   19 Jan 2021

A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical activity workforce. Undertaken in partnership with CIMSPA, .... more>>
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data   18 Jan 2021

Google has finally completed a US$2.1bn deal to acquire Fitbit, marking the tech giant's long-awaited entry to the wellness tech market. The deal .... more>>
Personal trainers on alert as police in England say restrictions on travelling to exercise should be written in law
Personal trainers on alert as police in England say restrictions on travelling to exercise should be written in law   18 Jan 2021

One of England's highest ranking police officers has called on government ministers to clearly define the maximum distance people are allowed to .... more>>
New online fitness membership PRO+ by Virtuagym helps gyms generate revenue during lockdown
New online fitness membership PRO+ by Virtuagym helps gyms generate revenue during lockdown   17 Jan 2021

Virtuagym, a leading provider of fitness technology for gyms and trainers, has announced the launch of PRO+, a new solution that enables operators to .... more>>
COVID-19: majority of children now fail to meet recommended exercise levels
COVID-19: majority of children now fail to meet recommended exercise levels   14 Jan 2021

Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the recommended levels for exercise (60 minutes or more a day) during .... more>>
Company profile


Freemotion Fitness

Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners

The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners

Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA). More>>




in this issue

• Gyms open, but group exercise fight looms
• ukactive reveals details of new Active Standard
• PureGym 'burning £4m a week' during lockdown



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Duty Manager
Salary: £18,950 - £22,302
Location: Wigan, UK
Company: Leigh Sports Village
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Studley, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

22 Jan 2021

Spa Leadership Symposium

Online (Zoom),



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Social good: Ivo Gormley
GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society More>>
  Fitness: Hybrid fitness
ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>
  Interview: Craig Lister
Green Gym’s managing director is harnessing the power of gardening More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd