EuropeActive News – April 2021

Towards Horizon 2025

bringing you up to date with the latest news and activities from the European fitness & physical activity sector

EHFF 2021 – Register your seat!

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF) to be held both on-site in Cologne, Germany, and virtually on Wednesday 3rd November.

This year’s theme ‘The Great Transformation’ will place the focus on different sessions and presentations by leaders and experts from within and outside of our industry under the four pillars of EuropeActive’s Horizon 2025 Manifesto: Health, Digital, Community &Standards.

Furthermore, three other annual EuropeActive events will take place during the FIBO Week: The European Fitness Associations Forum (EFAF) and the President’s Councils Summit on Thursday 4th November, and the International Standards Meeting (ISM) on Friday 5th November.

Join us now to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ rate and get more than ever before -the EHFF Live + 2 digital events- as well as incredible resources, networking and inspiration at an unbelievable price.

Further details on the full 2021 programme to follow.

Register now

The President’s Voice
“We began this busy month by hosting our 20th General Assembly, welcoming four new Board members who provide a stronger representation of national associations than ever before.

Marking the original EHFF date in April, we also opened registrations for our 2021 European Health & Fitness Forum and announced our partnership with FIBO and Questex/Sibec to overcome together the difficulties that have arisen during the pandemic. Finally, we hosted the online Training Provider Forum to conclude the week.

Furthermore, we officially launched and hosted the inaugural meeting of our new President’s Council for Suppliers, Digital & Tech (PCSDT) to inform and strengthen EuropeActive’s strategic decision-making and support for our sector’s reopening, recovery and renewal. Last but not least, we welcomed five new national associations partners to EuropeActive to help us protect and promote the sector’s interests. 

Keep an eye on our activities as many more announcements are coming soon”.

 President, David Stalker
Member Services
Supplier Member in the spotlight – FIBO 2021: Solutions for the fitness industry after Corona 
While our industry is still in crisis in many places, it holds great opportunities for a strong future. Innovation, a new customer approach and a strong, united voice in society are more important than ever. FIBO 2021 will set the trends for a new business start from 4th to 7th November in Cologne.

Read more

EuropeActive launched its new President’s Council for Suppliers, Digital & Tech

On Wednesday, 14th April, we officially launched and hosted the inaugural meeting of the new President’s Council for Suppliers, Digital & Tech (PCSDT).

The Council is an important initiative under the European trade association’s strategic plan for 2020-2021 and its main purpose is to inform and strengthen EuropeActive’s strategic decision-making and support for our sector’s reopening, recovery and renewal during and beyond Covid-19.

Read more

Educational Services
TPF 2021 – Implementing an effective online assessment for fitness professionals
On Thursday, 8th April, we hosted the online Training Provider Forum (TPF) to actively discuss the implementation of assessments by EuropeActive accredited training providers in relation to EuropeActive’s main educational standards.

For more information, click here.

Fitness Employers Survey – We need your support!
Your input in EuropeActive’s employer survey will be extremely helpful for us in informing and supporting the professional practices of the European fitness and physical activity sector workforce. The survey is available in 5 European languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and German and needs to be completed by 30th April.

Click here to access the survey.

EU & Public Affairs
EuropeActive welcomes its new National Association partners to strengthen collaboration across Europe
We are thrilled to inform you that National Association partners BAHF in Bulgaria, IG Fitness Switzerland, Georgia Active, SFRR in Slovenia and Ukraine Active have joined the organisation with the aim of working together to provide the sector with a strong, unified voice to promote and protect its interests at the national level.

Click here for more information.

EuropeActive joins the ‘All Policies for a Healthy Europe’ Initiative
As part of our increased engagement in EU health policy-making in Brussels, we have recently joined the All Policies for a Healthy Europe Initiative. The initiative is made up of a diverse group of NGOs, think-thanks, associations, companies, and individuals, and together with these other knowledge partners, EuropeActive will work to bring health and well-being at the heart of EU policy-making.

Click here for further information.

Projects & Programmes
New European Standards in the pipeline

We have systematically supported the development of European standards for fitness clubs through the central body called CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) for a number of years. Part 1 of what are called EN 17229 were completed in 2019 and cover the management, operations and safety requirements and Part 2 will published in the middle of 2021. These cover supervision requirements of clubs (including remote surveillance systems), and the qualifications for fitness trainers.

For more information, click here.

New EuropeActive members
We are delighted to welcome

as new members of EuropeActive.
If you are interested in joining EuropeActive, please contact The Secretariat.