EuropeActive News – November 2020

Towards Horizon 2025

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

Are clubs open in your country? – An overview of fitness center opening status across Europe

We have successfully put together an interactive map to provide the latest information on fitness club openings and restrictions around Europe. Our efforts and resources are focused on keeping you informed on what is happening in the fitness and physical activity sector during these uncertain times.

Please note information displayed may change subject to further Covid-19 updates.

To access the map for further details, click here.

Member Services

The Active Podcast – available for FREE

We are delighted to inform you that our series of podcasts is free of charge and accessible for everyone to listen/view from the EuropeActive website. The first three 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

Further episodes to be added. Stay tuned!

Educational Services
11th International Standards Meeting (ISM) proved a huge success!
EuropeActive hosted its first-ever virtual International Standards Meeting (ISM) on Thursday, 19th November 2020. Speakers and panelists shared their knowledge, expertise and insights under the theme of ‘Facing the New Normal Together’ with more than 100 participants from 27 different countries. They explored the significant challenges Covid-19 has posed on training providers, employers, practitioners and other key stakeholders working in the fitness and physical activity sector.

For more information, click here.

CEN Technical Specification for Operating Clubs in Covid-19 Restrictions 
Under the direction of CEN (The European Committee for Standardization) a Working Group of experts are urgently developing standards for operating and managing fitness clubs during an infectious outbreak – such as we are experiencing in the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Technical Specification will bring together the very best practices, guidance and evidence available which is offered by European governments, health officials and experts from the fitness and sport sectors.

For more information, click here.

EU & Public Affairs
EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel announces ‘Healthy Lifestyle for All’ Initiative

On Tuesday November 17th, the European Commission organised the high-level conference ‘The recovery of the sport sector after the COVID-19 crisis: the way ahead’. The conference was hosted by European Commissioner Maryia Gabriel, who is in charge of the EU sport policy and who used this opportunity to announce her new flagship initiative “Healthy Lifestyle for All”. The initiative will take a cross-sectoral approach to promoting an active, healthy lifestyle for all Europeans and EuropeActive is eager to collaborate with the European Commission to make it a real success.

For further information, click here.

Projects & Programmes
4th FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport

EuropeActive hosted the 4th Annual FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport on Thursday 12th November. With more than 150 delegates from around the world, the FORUM proved a great success and demonstrated its importance as an effective platform to better understand the prevalence and actions required in doping in recreational sport.

For further information on the FAIR+ project, click here.

Final conference & Partners Meeting of the BLUEPRINT Project

On Wednesday 18th November, the final conference of the BLUEPRINT project took place virtually with the theme of “Are we on our own?” One week later, we held the Final BLUEPRINT Partners Meeting to address the final actions & practicalities required for its completion at the end of 2020.

For further information on the BLUEPRINT project, click here.

New members 
We are delighted to welcome

TSG – Transaction Services Group

as a new member of EuropeActive.

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