The second edition of the European Week of Sport (EWoS) has come to an end last weekend. Following the #BeActive motto, the European Commission and partners, all over the EU, organised and took part in initiatives with the main goal of making European citizens move and experience physical activity. On the working place or outdoor, in schools or sport clubs, more than 2 million people throughout the Continent were involved in about 8200 sport events or activities.
In the Picture: From right to the left.
Mr. Petrynka, Mr Kralik ISF TC member representating the Slovakian School Sport Federation ; Mrs Andrea Ristova - Secretary General of the Slovakian School Sport Federation & Christian Karembeu EWoS ambassador.
As the highest federation of School Sport, the ISF took part and contributed to the main appointments of the EWoS; in addition, seven national School Sport Federations participated by organising their own events.
The Opening ceremony of the EWoS, organised in Kosice by the Slovakian presidency of the EU Council, saw the presence of all the main sport institutions involved in the event, included the ISF President, Mr Petrynka. During the Opening, European Commissioner for youth and sports Tibor Navracsics, affirmed that, by means of the EWoS, the EU wants to "show people that there are many opportunities to be active wherever they are".
Participants of the Education, Workplace, Outdoors & Fitness, Sport Clubs activities workshops during the EWOS Flagship event in Brussels
As the institutional highlight of the whole week, this year's flagship was entered on the topic of good governance in sport; several national and international sport stakeholders took part in the workshops and conference organised throughout the whole day at the European Commission. The event resulted in a document titled "A pledge to implement Good Governance in European Sport", that has immediately been endorsed by Mr Petrynka, ISF President. Furthermore, the ISF was invited to actively contribute to the event by moderating a workshop on education and sport.
Concerning the involvement of National School Sport Federations in the EWoS, it is important to underline the success of the European School Sport Day (ESSD), initially promoted by the Hungarian School Sport Federation and joined by seven other European ISF members. In the coming weeks a follow up of the ESSD will be drafted; this document will also illustrate the involvement of single National School Sport Federations in the event.