The competition will be a central element of the European Week of Sport, European Commission’s initiative where EPSI is partner.
The European Commission launches once again the #BeActive Awards competition, a central element of the 2021 European Week of Sport, the annual initiative – where EPSI is partner – aimed to promote physical activity among European Citizens.
The #BeActive Awards objective is to praise and support projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe. The three #BeActive awards categories are the same as last year:
#BEACTIVE EDUCATION AWARD
This award is intended to throw the spotlight on an educational setting that can demonstrate concrete ways in which it encouraged its kids to #BeActive in addition to the sport/physical activity classes in the standard curriculum. This could include extra sport activities, physically active class days out, after school activities, and other creative solutions to form an active education environment.
#BEACTIVE WORKPLACE AWARD
This award is intended to accolade a workplace that can demonstrate specific ways in which it has encouraged and helped its employees to #BeActive. This could include setting up a staff taskforce responsible for promoting physical activity, provision of showers for cycling/running commuters, standing meetings, lunchtime walks and other creative solutions to form an active working environment.
#BEACTIVE LOCAL HERO AWARD
This award honours an individual achievement to motivate others and act as a catalyst to #BeActive. The spirit of the award aims to recognising an individual who has worked consistently to promote participation in sport and/or physical activity in his or her local community.
How to apply for 2021 #BeActive Awards
Entries for each of these categories are to be submitted to the European Commission by National Coordinating Bodies or Partners of the European Week of Sport. Focusing on educational establishments and workplaces, as well as individuals in local communities, the prize competition contributes to the local and human dimension of the Week, while showcasing best-practice projects, and introducing inspiring individuals, to a Pan-European audience.
National Coordinating Bodies or Partners of the European Week of Sport can identify and submit projects and initiatives. The awards competition is open for entries until 24 July 2021 (5pm Brussels local time).