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European Week of Sport 2016: The core lottery values driving Europeans to BEACTIVE


European Week of Sport 2016: The core lottery values driving Europeans to BEACTIVE

An outline of the various activities happening during the week all across Europe.

The 2nd edition of the European Week of Sport officially opens on Saturday, 10 September 2016 in Kosice and European Lotteries (EL), driven by its core values, for a 2nd consecutive year is pleased to be an active partner of the European Commission in terms of the promotion of the European Week of Sport.

EL and its members shall actively promote sport and physical activity all over Europe, through communication activities and national/regional events, sending out a strong message for the benefits of physical activity to European citizens, regardless of age, gender, background and abilities.

European Level: EL Supporting ENGSO at the Organisation of a hearing at the European parliament.

Just before the opening of the European Week of Sport, EL supported the European Non-Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) in organising a hearing at the European Parliament (hosted by MEP Hannu Takkula (ALDE, Finland), on 6 September.

The event focused on the Recommendations of the High Level Group Grassroots Sport that were published last June and MEP Hannu Takkula also had the chance to present the main ideas and structure of his upcoming Sport European Parliament Report “Integrated approach to Sport Policy. Good governance, accessibility and integrity”.

Spreading the #BEACTIVE message

For this second year, European Lotteries’ members have once again planned diverse activities all over Europe. Indeed, having in mind the increasing rates of youth inactivity, many of our members attached an emphasis on special activities for youth.

In Greece for instance, our member OPAP is once again activating its network of 125 amateur sport academies across the country, organising special activities for the children but also their parents, reaching 10,000 children and 20,000 adults. In Lithuania, OLIFEJA supports the Vilnius Marathon, which includes special #BEACTIVE activities for children. In the Czech Republic, our member SAZKA  is part of the OVOV (badge of universality of the Olympic champions) national finals taking place in Brno (at the “BeActive village”). The OVOV national finals included an accompanying programme that highlighted the social implications of sport and encouraged regular sporting activities.
[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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Vangelis Alexandrakis


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 23:00