#BeActive: European Week of Sport


EPSI is partner of the European Commission since the first edition of the Week. Launched in 2015, the #BeActive European Week of Sport was created in response to the worsening inactivity crisis.

Despite sport and physical activity substantially contributing to the wellbeing of European citizens, the level of physical activity is currently stagnating and even declining in some countries.

Let’s #BeActive!

From 23 to 30 September, let’s #BeActive! Millions of people, sports professionals, enthusiasts, experts and associations from across Europe – and beyond – every year come together to take part in one of the biggest sport initiatives in the world: the European Week of Sport.

Led by the European Commission and co-organised by national coordinators and sport partners all over Europe, the Week promotes an active lifestyle through a variety of celebrations and events.

History of #BeActive European Week of Sport

Since 2015, the Week has continued to grow year after year, encouraging ever more Europeans to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. From five million participants and 7,000 events in 2015, the 2018 edition drew in a staggering 12 million participants across 48,500 events.

In 2019, the 5th-annual European Week of Sport has been the biggest ever, with events supported by 47 partner associations in 41 countries. The Week is for everyone – regardless of age, background or fitness level – and helps individuals, public authorities, the sport movement, civil society organisations and the private sector collaborate in the field of sport.