Commission proposes initiative to promote physical activity in Europe

 

Commission proposes initiative to promote physical activity in Europe

The European Commission adopted today an initiative on health-enhancing physical activity. It’s the first ever proposal for a Council Recommendation on sport and this first-of-its kind initiative was needed to address the growing problem with physical inactivity and related health conditions. Indeed, even if over the past years the EU has been promoting physical activity and supported on-going efforts in the Member States, the rates of physical inactivity in the EU remain alarmingly high, with two thirds of Europeans never or seldom exercising or playing sport.

The Council will start discussing the proposed recommendation as of September and could possibly adopt it in 2013.

 

Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-793_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/sport/library/documents/c1/com-2013-603-final-council-recommendation-hepa_en.pdf