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Erasmus 2021-2027: The Union programme for education, training, youth and sport [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Erasmus 2021-2027 proposal was published on 30 May 2018. Establishing a new programme would ensure the continuation of the Erasmus+ funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. Continue reading

Users of wearable sensors [What Europe does for you]

Have you noticed people watching their wrist while doing sport? Perhaps, like an increasing number of people, you enjoy using mobile and wearable devices to track your fitness by measuring your athletic performance, calculate the calories you burn, your sleep, or stress level. Continue reading

Ready, steady, go: European Week of Sport 2018

The low levels of physical activity among both children and adults in the European Union (EU) are alarming, and have become a matter of great concern to policy-makers. Continue reading

Sport and physical activity in the European Union

The European Commission launched the European Week of Sport back in 2015, to raise awareness of the role and benefits of sport and physical activity. Since then, nearly 9 million Europeans took part in 33 000 events in the 32 participating countries across Europe. The idea, which originated in a 2011 European Parliament resolution, is an EU-wide initiative, led by the European Commission and implemented at EU, national, regional and local levels. This year’s edition will officially kick off in Tartu (Estonia) on 30 September 2017. Continue reading

European Week of Sport 2016

Saturday 10 September 2016 will mark the official launch of the second edition of the annual European Week of Sport. Under the motto ‘Be Active’, this EU-wide initiative is aimed at encouraging more Europeans to do sport and get physically active, helping to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of both and support a change of habits. Continue reading

Promoting sport for health in the EU

Written by Anne Vernet The 2014 Eurobarometer survey on sport and physical activity highlighted persisting high (and slightly increasing) rates of physical inactivity in the EU, confirming the results of largely comparable surveys carried out in 2002 and 2009 (Rapid press release and memo 24/03/2014). Lack of physical activity, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) … Continue reading

Anti-corruption measures in EU sports policy

Written by Vivienne Halleux Corruption and good governance in sport have been a constant concern for the EU since the very beginning of its sport policy. Preserving the integrity of sport has been given top priority in the two EU Work Plans for Sport adopted by the Council in recent years. General framework EU competence … Continue reading

The legacies of major sports events

The kick-off of World Cup 2014, which has seen Brazilians protest over the cost of its organisation, is a reminder that such an event generates many lasting outcomes on the host country. A new EU Work Plan for Sport 2014-17, adopted by the Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Council on 20-21 May 2014, establishes … Continue reading

Free football for everyone, EU court rules

In its ruling of 18 July the Court of Justice dismisses the appeal brought by FIFA and UEFA against the judgments of the General Court on television broadcasts of the World Cup and the EURO. The law The directive89/552/EEC concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities authorises the Member States to prohibit the exclusive broadcasting … Continue reading

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