European Week of Sport – 23 to 30 September 2018

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European Week of Sport – 23 to 30 September 2018

May 24, 2018

Gearing up to the fourth edition!

The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

After three successful collaborations with the European Commission, the UEG is an official partner of the European Week of Sport again. This year’s edition will take place from 23 to 30 September 2018, all over Europe! While UEG will not organise a Europe-wide activity, we will urge our members to get in touch with the National Coordinators to be part of the action.

Also this year, the Awards are open to us as a partner. UEG can nominate 3 projects from EU member states.

There are three award categories:

o   the #BeActive Education Award

o   the #BeActive Workplace Award

o   the #BeActive Local Hero Award


Send your entries before 15July 2018 to You may submit a maximum total of three entries for all three award categories (i.e. 1-1-1, 2-1-0, 3-0-0). In the attached documents you will find all the necessary information regarding each award, the application forms for each award and the terms and conditions that award nominees need to be made aware of. There is also a general document with information about the awards for your own benefit.  

Selection process: a UEG jury led by Gymnastics for All TC President Hlif Thorgeirsdottir will select 3 entries and will submit this to the European Commission who will make a pre-selection of finalists to be put forward to a high-profile jury. This jury will select three finalists for all three award categories. By mid-September, the European Commission will contact the National Coordinators and EWoS Partners regarding the finalists. A representative of each finalist will be invited to attend the Awards Gala in Sofia (BUL), the exact date still needs to be confirmed. All the finalists may be accompanied by one other person whose travel and accommodation will also be paid for.


Hope we can count on you to #BeActive!