The European Week of Sport (EWS) reaches its fourth edition in 2018 and will take place from 23 to 30 September throughout Europe. This initiative was launched by the European Commission in 2015 to promote sport and physical activity in Europe and is organized through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The central theme of this year’s campaign in “BeActive” to encourage everyone to be active during the week and also the rest of the year.
Non-profit organizations can submit proposals for different activities, whether these are sports or others such as meetings, workshops, seminars or exhibitions, from 23 to 30 September. To participate, any interested associations must register as an organizing partner on the Registration platform created for this and register their activity. This procedure will automatically get you the EU logos to use them in your campaign and place the activity and venue on the EU’s map of actions.
The initiative aims to make extensive the #BeActive seal and also encourages participating in the European Week of Sport individually by sharing practicing sport on social media. The initiative requires that EU member states to fully engage through regional and local actors in the field of sport and physical activity, by organizing sports-related events and activities at all levels: community, national, state, regional and local.
From Tartu to Sofia
This year, the official opening of the European Week of Sport will take place in the Estonian town of Tartu. Also, the European Commission will also organize the prize-giving ceremony in Sofia for the winners of the #BeActive Awards 2018. This event will mark the end of the fourth edition and will round up all the events that will have taken place in Brussels from 13 to 20 September.