Erasmus + Call for proposals
Within the framework of the programme Erasmus+ Sport, the European Commission has just granted its financial support to the EFCS project entitled “Active Workplace – Healthy Lifestyle”. The process of awarding a grant can only be finalized once the Executive agency has received officials documents and signature between EA and EFCS. This result is a strong and important step for EFCS as it is the first time we benefit from a EU grant for our activities. These are really good news concerning the development and the recognition of our federation and company sport on the European field.
Some words about Active Workplace – Healthy Lifestyle
« Active Workplace, Healthy Lifestyle » (AWHL) aims at raising physical activity rates in Europe through integrating physical activities and sport programmes within the workplace. Actions from AWHL will take place during EWoS by making European employees and companies active and raise knowledge to decision makers about benefits of company sport in the field of the company (social, health, communication, economic issues). AWHL applicant is European Federation for Company Sport (EFCS), official partner of EWoS since EU Sport Forum in Milan in December 2014.
The project includes multicountries activities in 14 countries under support of EFCS members from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
During this project, national events will be organized focusing on four main criteria:
• make participants practicing physical activity
• educate, inform and promote company sport added value and benefits
• business and company context
• leisure and recreational dimension rather than competition
Through an engaged and various network gathering key actors around the field of company sport (companies’ decision makers, chambers of commerce, employers and employees trade unions, human resources associations, health organisations and insurances, public executives, media, other sport federations…), the objective is to gather at least 500 companies and 13,000 participants all over Europe.
Communication targeted actions to provide AWHL, EWoS and company sport, a local, national and European visibility and dissemination activities will ensure durable and regular collaborations with companies to implement physical activity and sport in European citizens daily and weekly’s routine.
AWHL intends to prove the relevance and necessity of a regular sport activity within or around the workplace and provide private and public decision makers tools and support to tackle the high level of physical inactivity in Europe.