European Week of Sport
23 September, 2024 (All day) to 29 September, 2024 (All day)

The European Week of Sport was launched in 2015 to respond to the growing crisis of inactivity.  The European Week of Sport promotes participation in sport and physical activity, and aims to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of both. It encourages European citizens to "#BeActive", not only during the Week, but to stay fit all year long.

Benefits of sport and physical activity

Sport and physical activity contribute to our physical and mental wellbeing. The lack of physical activity not only has a negative impact on society and people’s health, but also results in economic costs. In addition, sport has the potential to strengthen messages of tolerance and reinforce citizenship throughout Europe.

Promoting the role of sport as a means of social inclusion will help address ongoing challenges in European society. Despite the growing body of research highlighting the importance of sport in maintaining our wellbeing as well as building an inclusive and economically vibrant society, levels of physical activity are currently stagnating, and even declining, in some Member States.

The European Week of Sport aims to respond to this challenge. The European Week of Sport is back with it's 2024 edition! As every year, it will take place between 23 and 30 September across Europe and beyond.

In 2024 we want to promote the EU values and the values of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Let’s celebrate the fact that the Olympic Games take place in Europe!

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