The European Week of Sport 2019 campaign was launched by the EU Commission last 23rd June. As in past years, the #BeActive Awards competition is a central element of the annual European Week of Sport.

The Awards have been created to support projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe and the ceremony this year is taking place in Budapest, the European Capital of Sport 2019.  The awards have three categories: 

#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. 

The European Platform for Sport Innovation will play an important role in the Awards, since entries for each of these categories are to be submitted to the European Commission by National Coordinating Bodies and by Partners of the European Week of Sport.