EuropeActive News – December 2020

EuropeActive News – December 2020

Towards Horizon 2025

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

THINK Active independent assessment – Final report revealing low Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs

We are pleased to share that results from the total sample data collected by the SafeACTiVE survey platform and ukactive Research Institute have revealed low levels of Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs and leisure facilities. With more than 115 million visits analysed, the average infection rate sits at 1.12 per 100.000 visits.

With only 1,288 positive cases of both members -1,092- and staff -196- reported from 4,360 fitness clubs and leisure centres based in 14 different countries across Europe, the report represents an essential tool for keeping our physical facilities and places of business open during any future outbreaks of infectious diseases.

To access the full report, click here.

Member Services

The Active Podcast – Episodes 5 & 6 are now available!

We are delighted to inform you that the fifth and sixth episodes in our series of podcasts are now available for everyone to listen/view from the EuropeActive website. All six episodes are available by clicking on the links below:

01 – Upskilling the workforce during/post C19
02 – The ‘Apple Attack’
03 – The low Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs
04 – Objective PT Standards
05 – Our strategy & the 2nd Lockdown
06 – Inclusion in fitness

Further episodes to be added. Stay tuned!

Educational Services
Rebuild™ – EREPS Lifelong Learning Approved course on how to rehabilitate members and clients from Covid-19
EuropeActive has started to identify promising initiatives emerging from the fitness sector to support people infected with Covid-19 in their path to recovery. As an example of this, a webinar was held on Monday 14th December aimed at members of the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) in which Dr. Colin Robertson and Mel Spooner provided insights into their CAWS Rebulid Programme for Covid-19 sufferers.

To access the webinar, click here.

EU & Public Affairs
Last 2020 EFAF Roundtable
On Tuesday December 8th, EuropeActive’s national association partners came together for the 13th and last time this year in the EFAF Roundtable format. Together they discussed how best to represent the fitness and physical activity sector at the local, national and European level. EuropeActive looks very much forward to continuing the excellent work of the EFAF Roundtable in 2021.

More information will follow in the coming weeks.

The new EU Work Plan for Sport 2021-2024 prioritizes physical activity promotion
The new EU Work plan 2021 – 2024 has been published, outlining the Council’s priorities and key actions in the area of sport in the coming years. These priorities align very well with EuropeActive’s priorities and Sectoral Manifesto in terms of physical activity promotion for mental, social and physical wellbeing, an increased focus on sustainability and the green transition, and the important role of fitness centres in communities. EuropeActive looks forward to collaborating with the EU institutions, the members states and the sport movement to successfully implement the plan.

For more information, click here.

Projects & Programmes
BLUEPRINT Project: A 3-part documentary is now live!

As our 3-year Erasmus+ funded BLUEPRINTproject comes to an end, you can get a glimpse of its main features in our 3-part documentary: Part 1 focuses on the research, development and progression of skills and employment cooperation in the Active Leisure sector (fitness and outdoor); Part 2 clarifies the contribution that the activity leisure sector can have on employability and job creation, and Part 3 explores the next bold steps to take for the future of the Active Leisure sector.
New members 
We are delighted to welcome


Sport Alliance

as new members of EuropeActive.

If you are interested in joining EuropeActive, please contact The Secretariat.