Sports and Leisure
Sports and leisure activities not only help improve your health but they also bring social and educational benefits. Physical activity also plays a key role in preventing disease.
An EU policy paper on sport was adopted in July 2007, following up on the strategies for physical activity and health in the 2007 white paper on health issues related to nutrition, overweight and obesity.
Creating favourable environments for sport and leisure should reduce the number of accidents and injuries suffered. By collecting and comparing data on injuries and accidents occurring in the member countries, the EU wants to support joint action taken by national bodies and sports associations to improve safety throughout Europe.