Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, will be in Vienna tomorrow to officially launch the fourth edition of the European Week of Sport, the Commission’s #BeActive initiative to promote sport and physical activity across Europe.
As in previous years, thousands of activities will be taking place in all participating countries – which this year, for the first time, also include countries from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions.
On 29 September, the first ever #BeActive night, a night of sport events, will happen at the same time across Europe.
Ahead of the launch, Commissioner Navracsics said: “Sport is fun and vital for our well-being. It also helps to bring people together and build communities. The European Week of Sport celebrates and promotes all of these aspects. I am looking forward to this year‘s edition which looks set to be the biggest and best yet – and I hope we can inspire many more people to make sport a part of their daily lives in the long term.”