Running from 7-13 September, the week and its simple message, that sports makes for a healthy, happy and inclusive society, was taken up with events and activities held across Europe.
An initiative of the European Commission, the success of the inaugural European Week of Sport relied on the hard work and willingness of individuals and organisations that met the challenge and got themselves and the people around them, moving through sport.
The official opening of the European Week of Sport took place Brussels on 7 September 2015.
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for sport, launched the event and inaugurated the European Sport Village.
The Week came to life in Brussels through a six-day event in the centre of Brussels. Free sporting activities attracted including a climbing wall, football, basketball, mini-golf, CrossFit, pony rides, table-tennis and gateball were on offer to the public who were encouraged to get involved and be active.
At the heart of the Week was the flagship event. Decision makers, stakeholders, sport ambassadors and experts from across Europe came together for workshops, a high- profile conference, and an awards ceremony that celebrated inspiring projects and people from around Europe. The theme was the role of sport in promoting tolerance and open societies in Europe.
European Week of Sport Ambassadors helped maximise the visibility of the Week. Ten high-profile sportspeople from different EU countries, and representing different sport disciplines, were engaged to help inspire audiences across Europe.