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European Commission will launch the first European week of sport

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The Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou presented on 11 Junethe Commission’s ambitions concerning the first European week of sport for September 2015. The idea of a European week of sport was launched on 2012 by the European Parliament and the Member States. A recent Eurobarometer on sport and physical activity (March 2014) revealed that 60% of European citizens never practice sport or rarely; a European Week of sport would raise awareness of the importance of regularly practising a physical activity. Under the Erasmus+ programme next year, a special call will be dedicated to the event and other projects supporting the Week will be funded, along with an envelope for each Member State to support at lease one national event. See the details of the initiative here.

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