During the months of October and November 2016, the European Commission consulted national coordinating bodies, European partners of the Week and Erasmus+: Sport project leaders on the 2016 European Week of Sport. The feedback received gives a unanimous view: the second edition was a huge success. Read more in the report.
The 2016 European Week of Sport was a truly European event, involving over 15,000 activities and around 10 million participants. A Europe-wide media and social media campaign allowed for the #BeActive message to reach out around 200 million Europeans. 33 national coordinators, 35 European partners (5 more than in 2015) and 26 Erasmus+: Sport project leaders actively contributed to the success of this second edition.
Wherever you are and whenever you want, don't miss this opportunity! Gather a few friends, connect an easy application, and walk or run together. Accumulate kilometres and be ready to win prizes! Find out more on the #BeActive Connected Run website. (Shutterstock)
Christian Karembeu, Ambassador of the 2016 European Week of Sport, has answered questions from sport fans on Eurosport. Curious to find out our Ambassador's view? Check out the Eurosport interview.
The Awards Ceremony took place on 15 September in Brussels during the Flagship Event of the 2016 European Week of Sport. Three awards were presented. The Education Award went to St Clare's National School from Ballyjamesduff, Ireland. Eesti Energia from Estonia won the Workplace Award. The Local Hero Award was awarded to Raimonds Elbakjans, from the youth sports and culture movement "Ghetto Games", Latvia. The Awards Ceremony was opened by a performance from the Spanish Olympic rhythmic gymnastics team, silver medallists in Rio.
For the Education Award: St Clare Primary School from Harolds Cross, Ireland, St Clare NS from Ballyjamesduff, Ireland and Jelgava 4th Secondary School from Latvia
For the Workplace Award: Eesti Energia from Estonia, Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals from Ireland and Swedbank AS from Latvia
The winner of the Local Hero Award will be disclosed at Flagship Event Awards Ceremony on 15 September, with winners of the other two categories.
After a footballing career that featured a World Cup victory and two Champions' League victories with Real Madrid, he is turning his hands (and feet) to the task of getting Europeans moving. Welcome aboard to Christian Karembeu, the European Week of Sport ambassador for 2016.
The campaign handbook of the European Week of Sport provides information and guidance on the central elements of the #BeActive communication campaign.
With a new set of prizes available, we've extended the deadline for our photo competition to 18 September; find out how to take part and what you could win on the photo competition page.
First photos for the 2016 communication campaign released – more to follow! Free of copyright, and free to use by anyone organising an event during the European Week of Sport. See under Graphic material.