What is the European Week of Sport?
The European Week of Sport (EWoS) is an initiative of the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The initiative inspires Europeans to #BeActive not only during one Week but it seeks to encourage them to stay active all year long. EWoS generates new activities and builds on existing initiatives, whether they are organized at the European, national, or local level.
In order to make Europeans move, EWoS has three aims:
- Inform: Raise awareness about the positive impact of healthy lifestyles.
- Inspire: Give people ideas about how to #BeActive and adopt healthy lifestyle.
- Facilitate: Create opportunities to #BeActive in today’s fast-paced environment.
A main element of the EWoS is the running of Events that help to engage people more with physical activity and sports. With a focus on grassroots sports, EWoS events are for everyone, regardless of age, background, ability or fitness level.