President Spyros Capralos at the opening of the European Sports Week 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 18:24

EOC President Spyros Capralos attended the high-level “HealthyLifestyle4All” event and the official opening of the European Week of Sport, which was held in Bled, Slovenia on 23 September 2021.

“It is a great pleasure to be with you today here in Bled to open the 2021 European Week of Sport,” said Capralos during the kick-off event. “This important initiative has helped combat the inactivity crisis on our continent since 2015, by encouraging Europeans to adopt healthy and active lifestyles.”

With the slogan “Let’s make difference together,” the “HealthyLifestyle4All” initiative was launched by Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel. It is one of the initiatives carried out within the framework of the Slovenian EU presidency, which runs between 1 July and 31 December 2021.

Launched in 2015, the European Week of Sport was created in response to the worsening inactivity crisis. Despite sport and physical activity substantially contributing to the well-being of European citizens, the level of physical activity is currently stagnating and even declining in some countries.