The European Week of Sport 2021. Every year from 23 to 30 September, the European Week of Sport promotes more active, healthier lifestyles to millions of people in Europe and beyond.

European Week of Sport 2021

Every year from 23 to 30 September, the European Week of Sport promotes more active, healthier lifestyles to millions of people in Europe and beyond.


How to #BEACTIVESafeguarding the integrity of Sport – September 28th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CET. (LINK)

How to #BEACTIVEusing sport’s values as a positive tool to impact society. – September 29th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CET. (LINK)

Sport Breaks Walls

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, 77 new walls have been built all around the world. Sport can help break down many of them.

#BEACTIVE EU Week of Sports

The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, social background, or fitness level. We need to #BeActive regularly – indoors and outdoors – all year long to boost your physical and mental health and support social inclusion.

This is why, the EU Week of Sport exists – to raise awareness on how important an active lifestyle is. Regardless of who we are and what we do, even slight increases in regular, physical activity can have a profound impact on our long-term health.




The International Centre for Sports Security, as official partner of the European Week of Sports will be holding two Interactive E-Forums to strengthen the EU Commission lead campaign #BEACTIVE to encourage physical and mental health and support social inclusion through sport.


Sports Breaking Walls

Safeguarding Sports Integrity


Match Fixing

Match-fixing has become a widespread international problem in recent years. It includes everything from bribery of players, to putting undue influences on the owners of the soccer clubs, managers, coaches and others who have the ability to affect the final scores.

Corruption in Sports

Corruption in sports has existed ever since and its a continuous challenge to tackle. Much can be done at a national level and international level to limit the exposure of athletes and other sports officials, by promoting multidisciplinary and multistakeholder approaches and work together to augment the resilience of sports.

Values Through Sport

Gender Balance & Women Empowerment

We have an opportunity to put these ideals into action for the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment—both in sport itself and in the wider world, through sport. Sport can be one of the great drivers of gender equality, by teaching women and girls the values of teamwork, self-reliance and resilience.

Inclusion of people with disabilities

Typical barriers for people with disabilities to participate in sport include lack of awareness on the part of people without disabilities as to how to involve them in teams adequately; lack of opportunities and programmes for training and competition; too few accessible facilities due to physical barriers; and limited information on and access to resources.

Prevention of Violent Extremism and Radicalization

Nowadays, an increasing number of European countries and international organisations use the power of sport and physical activities, as a tool to empower the young generation and instill them the values, to prevent their descent into a life of violent extremism and crime.


Safeguarding the integrity of Sport


Using sport’s values as a positive tool to impact society.

Nelson Mandela

Laureus World Sports Awards (2000)


On the occasion of the 6th of April, the International Day on Sport for Peace and Development;

In tribute to the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989 -2019);

Taking note that since the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the number of walls all around the world has reached the number of 77;

Recognizing the power of sport to promote inter-cultural dialogue, peace and reconciliation;

Inspired by the words of leaders such as Pierre de Coubertin and Nelson Mandela who have utilised sport to break down walls and build bridges among nations and people;

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  • Wars break out because nations misunderstand each other. We shall have no peace until the prejudices which now separate the different races shall have been outlived. To attain this end, what better means than to bring the youth of all countries periodically together for amicable trials of muscular strength and agility?

    Pierre de Coubertin
    Founder of the IOC (1896)
  • Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.
    Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination

    Nelson Mandela
    Laureus World Sports Awards (2000)
  • Sport is a unique and powerful instrument to promote the dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family” (…) and “most of all, it is a powerful tool for progress and for development.

    Ban Ki-moon
    UN Secretary-General (2013)


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