Since its foundation, Erasmus Student Network Italy has always actively promoted a healthy lifestyle, both through communication campaigns and the organization of sports activities all around the country: indeed, National Erasmus Games are the main sports event of ESN Italy and they are a symbol of the effort to spread the sports values.
In this perspective, ESN Italy is fully dedicated to support the European Week of Sport by EuropeActive, in collaboration with ANIF and Technogym.
The European Week of Sport is an initiative supported by the European Commission and its aim is the promotion of health-enhancing physical activities all over Europe. During its fourth year of life and after the successful first three editions, the European Week of Sport keeps proposing brand new activities, as well as improving the older ones. The theme of the social campaign is to #BeActive, aiming to foster the engagement with sport and be active all year long.
Even though they are sometimes neglected, sport and physical activity contribute significantly to the wellbeing of European citizens. Nevertheless, the level of physical activity is currently stagnating and it is even dropping in some Countries, with subsequent physical and economic damages. Sport represents a solution for such a problem, also thanks to the possibility of reinforcing the messages of tolerance and consolidating the spirit of citizenship.
Everyone can join the initiative, regardless of age or sports readiness: it is an astonishing experience that engages citizens, institutions and sports associations, making them gather together.
Therefore, ESN Italy wishes to give its contribution by promoting the #BeActive campaign and by constantly motivating all the local sections to organize sports events throughout the year.