Presidency Conference: “Partnerships for physical activity and sport – Be(come) Active!”

Under the frame of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the German Gymnastics Federation invite you to take part in the Online Presidency Conference to be held on 24 September 2020.

The online conference titled “Partnerships for Physical activity and sport -Be(come) Active!” will virtually connect national and European stakeholders from the sport, health, and urban planning sectors from across Europe in an innovative and time sensitive format. Relevant statistical studies show that large parts of the population is physically inactive both in Germany and in the other member states of the European Union. This has not only negative consequences for the health of the individual but also for the entire economy, and the potential that sport and exercise offers, has remained untapped. Against this background, it seems sensible to increase the activity rate of the population. The question is how to do this. How can we reach people who are fundamentally willing to live more actively and how can we support them?

Originally planned as presence event in the city of Frankfurt/Main on the margins of the German flagship event for the European Week of Sport, the Covid-19 pandemic changed the plans, and provide the opportunity to experience the conference in a new way: online! The conference will combine impulse presentations from scientific researchers and practitioners with good practices presentations from European projects, motivating and engaging all participants through online tools to discuss cooperation opportunities to combat the physical inactivity problem.

Visit the website to learn more about the conference Agenda and Speakers and register to be part of the change to a more active Europe.


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