EU Presidency Conference: “Partnerships for physical activity and sport – Be(come) Active!”


EU Presidency Conference: “Partnerships for physical activity and sport – Be(come) Active!”

03 August 2020

Registration open!

As part of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the German Gymnastics Federation invite you to take part in the Online Presidency Conference to be held on 24 September 2020.

The online conference titled “Partnerships for Physical activity and sport -Be(come) Active!” will virtually connect national and European stakeholders from the sport, health, and urban planning sectors from across Europe in an innovative and time-sensitive format. Relevant statistical studies show that large parts of the population are physically inactive both in Germany and in the other member states of the European Union. Not only does this bear negative consequences for the health of individuals, but it also affects the entire economy. Meanwhile, the potential of sport and exercise remains untapped. It seems therefore sensible to increase physical activity rates in the population. The question is how we can achieve this. How can we reach people who are fundamentally willing to live more actively and how can we support them?

Although the Presidency Conference was originally planned as a physical event in the city of Frankfurt/Main along with the German flagship event for the European Week of Sport, this was changed due the COVID-19 pandemic; participants will thus be offered the opportunity to experience the conference in a new way: online! The conference will combine impulse presentations from scientific researchers and practitioners with good practices presentations from European projects, motivating and engaging all participants through online tools to discuss opportunities for cooperation to combat the physical inactivity crisis.

Visit the website to learn more about the conference's Agenda and Speakers and register to be part of the change towards a more active Europe.