Commission launches call for proposals under Preparatory Action 2011

The call for proposals will serve to select high-quality transnational projects which will be supported through the 2011 Preparatory Action in the field of sport.

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EU Sport Forum Results

The Regional Government of Youth attended to the EU Sport Forum 2011. In this Forum the Senior Sport Project was presented by the General Director of Sports, Fabian Quesada.



The third EU Sport Forum

The third EU Sport Forum since the adoption of the White Paper on Sport took place in Budapest on 21 and 22 February 2011. The Commission's report from the Forum as well as speeches, presentations and videos are now available.

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Final Conference of the Senior Sport Project, moving age: European network of relevant practices for healthy aging through physical activity and sport

The final conference was held on 28th March 2011 in International Innovative Centre for Outdoor, Extremadura, Spain. The conference was attended also by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Carlos Javier Rodríguez. During his speech he said that the Board of Extremadura is making a big bet on sport and physical activity as an agent of social cohesion, health promotion and economic development. In this regard noted that to achieve its objectives, this commitment must include the European dimension of sport and to establish close cooperation with the European Commission to develop the White Paper on Sport and the 2020 Strategy.



Innovation Union: Commission launches consultation on active & healthy ageing

The European Commission is seeking the views of public and private organisations, companies and individual citizens on how Europe could scale up innovation to meet the challenges of the ageing population in Europe, and in particular on a pilot European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on active and healthy ageing, as set out in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, presented on 6 October by Maire Geoghegan Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship. Between 2010 and 2030, the number of Europeans aged over 65 will rise by nearly 40%, posing huge challenges but also offering great opportunities for Europe's society and economy. The EIP, which the Commission has proposed should be launched in 2011, would seek to meet three goals: to improve the health and quality of life of older people, enabling them to live active and independent lives; to contribute to the sustainability and efficiency of health and social care systems; and to foster competitiveness and business opportunities. The online consultation runs until 28 January 2011.


Preparation of pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The European Commission is organising a stakeholder conference to prepare a proposal for a pilot European Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, which will take place on 26 November in Brussels, starting at 10am. The conference can be followed via web-streaming. The intention to prepare a pilot partnership was announced in the EU's "Innovation Union" flagship initiative, part of the Europe 2020 strategy. The proposed aim of a pilot partnership on active and healthy ageing is, by 2020, to enable citizens to live longer actively, independently and in good health by increasing the average number of healthy life years by two. This pilot partnership would build on coherent and integrated, stakeholder-led, citizen-centred and innovation–driven actions. The event is the first opportunity for stakeholder representatives to discuss their ideas and concrete actions for the partnership.

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Univesity of Kent

Progress Meeting in UK – Kent

Consortium Progress Meeting will be held on 13th and 14th of September in Chatham (Kent, UK) with participation of all partners. The meeting will take place at University of Kent in the Centre for Sports Studies.

Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands

Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands is held in Groningen

Presentation of project Senior Sport at event “Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands”, which is the knowledge and development cluster in the field of healthy ageing.

27/09/2010 – 01/10/2010
European Commission DG Education and Culture

2012 to be the European Year for Active Ageing

The European Commission has on September 6, 2010 proposed that 2012 be designated as the "European Year for Active Ageing".

The proposed European Year for Active Ageing is designed to serve as a framework for raising awareness, for identifying and disseminating good practice and, most importantly, for encouraging policymakers and stakeholders at all levels to promote active ageing. The aim is to invite these players to commit to specific action and goals in the run-up year 2011 so that tangible achievements can be presented during the European Year itself in 2012.

Active ageing includes creating more opportunities for older people to continue working, to stay healthy longer and to continue to contribute to society in other ways, for example through volunteering needs to be supported by a wide range of policies at all levels of governance. The EU has a role to play in areas such as employment, social protection and inclusion, public health, information society and transport, but the primary role is for national, regional and local governments, as well as civil society and the social partners.


07/09/2010 - 2012 to be the European Year for Active Ageing