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EMCA attends the Opening of the European Week of Sport

A day full of sport, multisport and fun. The opening of the fifth edition of the European Week of Sport took place today in Espoo (FInland) at Leppävaara Sports Park in the context of the European Week of Sport “School Action Day”. Children from schools had the opportunity to practice different sports and #BeActive, in a splendid sunny morning.

Tibor Navracsics, for the fifth time in his career as EU Commissioner – opened the Week, with a powerful speech about the importance of practicing sport and physical activity, before being active himself, playing (a winning!)  a short “street football” tournament in team with Ignazio Cocchiere (EU Commission – Sport Unit).

The second part of the day was dedicated to a specific seminar focused on different tools and ideas to make people – especially youngsters – more active. Three different sessions gave three different perspectives, referring to different actors of the sport movement: schools and education, municipalities and sport organizations.

Even though coming from different areas, all speakers were united in a common voice: we need to encourage people to enhance their healthy lifestyle, because sport is crucial for the development of the European citizens. So, that is why we would like to encourage everyone to #BeActive! The fifth edition of the European Week of Sport is officially open.