Highlighted events in this country
Sports clubs are opening their courses/classes during the European Week of Sport. All are welcome to both join and become a member afterwards. Approximately 1.500 courses/classes will be part of this initiative. The event takes place the entire week.
The #BeActive Tryouts will take place for the first time in 2020, mainly to inspire young people and motivate them to try out different sports. Due to Covid-19-restrictions, this initiative will not be carried out as an event - as initially planned - but online.
Training videos for a wide variety of sports will be made available online during the European Week of Sports: Gymnastics, Swimming, Racketlon, Floorball, Baseball, Tabletennis, Fistball, Frisbee, Canoe, Sleding, Rowing, Judo, Squash, Archery, Handball, Bavarian Curling, Roller sport, Skeleton, Darts, Bowling, American Football, Tennis, Bike, Fencing. With the #BeActive Tryouts, the network of elite sport federations, their clubs and athletes will be integrated into the European Week of Sports. Tryouts will take place over the entire week.
27 events all over Austria will offer a variety of 55 sports and forms of activity - from A like Aikido to Z like Zumba. Everybody is invited to participate to start actively into the Saturday night.
Since the Austrian ESSD-flagship event had to be canceled (due to Covid-19), an alternative implementation of the ESSD will be carried out: This year the ESSD will take place in 54 locations and implemented in cooperation with the successfull initiative "Kinder gesund bewegen 2.0" ("Healthy active children 2.0") - thus in cooperation with schools and sports clubs.
The European Fitness Badge was developed during an Erasmus+ project. It is a fitness badge with three levels and therefore an effective instrument to enhance the awareness of adults for the importance of a health enhancing fitness status. The workshop on 22nd-23rd of September targets at staff of grassroot sport federations and the company sport to inform and train trainers. Afterwards these new EFB-experts will be sent out to offer testings in sports clubs, companies and during different events. The event takes place 22-23 September 2020.
The Austrian Company Sport Federation focuses this year on Gender roles in company sports. Next to their Social Media campaign and a series of interviews to strengthen female role models and empower women in company sports, but also play with Gender clichés and prejudices, a talk titled 'It´s a man´s world!' will conclude the campaign.
Highlighted events in Europe
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The European Week of Sport supports thousands of events across Europe and beyond. You can download the list of highlighted events on the Commission's Sport website, or check out each country's external page celebrating the Week.
Update on 23 September 2019