EFCS Honorary member Antonio Mauri has died at the age of 81

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COVID-19: guidelines for the workplace

EU-OSHA’s sister agency, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and is regularly posting updates and resources on its website.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH) have also published practical information for workplaces.

Please find more info : https://osha.europa.eu/en

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New look for the EFCS Sport Management

On the 21st of February, a meeting of the EFCS Sport Management (SM) took place in Copenhagen. It was the first reunion of this management in its new composition since, last year, 5 new members had been appointed by the EFCS Executive Committee.

The main topics on the agenda were the evaluation of the last edition of the European Company Sport Games 2019 in Salzburg, a preview on both the European Company Sport Winter Games 2020 in Strbske Pléso (Slovakia) and the European Company Sport Summer Games 2021 in Arnhem (The Netherlands).
Once the official agenda had been completed, the group split up in 2 workshops to further discuss the future priority topics for EFCS Sport Management and to exchange ideas in the field of company sports in their respective countries.

Once the official agenda had been completed, the group split up in 2 workshops to further discuss the future priority topics for EFCS Sport Management and to exchange ideas in the
Having fully understood the ‘obligation’ not to neglect the social aspect and in order to strengthen the feeling of togetherness, the Danish hosts put together a bowling competition with changing team compositions, thus creating lots of fun and a great atmosphere.
Finally, a big „thanks“ to the organizing committee of the Danish federation with Peder Bisgaard and Claus Schou for having created the perfect conditions for this meeting.
For a good understanding, SM chaired by Reinhard Sitzler is composed of vice chairwoman Galina Gorbatenkova (LAT), vice chairman Uwe Tronnier (GER), and members Yoram Arnstein (ISR), Dario Cinic (CRO), Claus Schou (DEN), Patrik Perosa (SLO), Thomas Le Lann (FRA), Anna Sundstrom (SWE), Branko Vujovic (SER), Velizar Djeric (SER), Wolfgang Grossmann (GER), Dirk Van Haelter (BEL) and Nikos Kerassovitis (GRE).

opening cocktail met Marc Tarabella

Installation of the new Bureau of the Sports Group of the European Parliament

On the 18th of February 2020, the new Bureau of the Sports Group, formerly known as Sport Intergroup, was presented by MEPs in the Members Salon in the European Parliament in Brussels in the presence of EFCS and a large number of other stakeholders. The Sports Group will continue a long standing work of the previous Sport Intergroup.
The new composition is co-chaired by Marc Tarabella (Belgium) and Tomasz Frankowski (Poland). Vice-chairs are Tiziana Beghin (Italy), Viola Von Cramon-Taupadel (Germany), Dragos Pislaru (Romania), Iban Garcia del Blanco (Spain) and Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece), coordination is in hands of Kasia Biniaszczyck; Emmanuel Foulon (Belgium) remains spokesman.

The future priorities concern Sport & Environment (New Green Deal), Sport & Innovation, UEFA EURO 2020, Fight against doping, Digital piracy of sporting events.
Following actions are planned:
– To secure the budget for sport in the Erasmus Program 2021-2027
– To pressure for the Ratification of the Macolin Convention (fight against the manipulation of sports competitions)
– To ensure the continuation of existing pilot projects and preparatory actions for sport


2nd from left prof. Danijel Jurakic, on his left prof. Zeljko Pedisic

Erasmus+ program Sports Club for Health (SCforH) kicks off officially


The European Federation for Company Sport is very active in various areas. One of these areas are the Erasmus+ programs EFCS. Four programs were or are led by EFCS, in 4 others EFCS is a partner.
In the latter category, the ScforH program was launched in Zagreb on the 7th of February 2020. The first meeting was held in the premises of the Faculty of Kinesiology in the presence of several Croatian sport federations and public authorities. This project led by the Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Zagreb gathers a consortium of 18 partners from all over Europe and even beyond.


SCforH working team

The aim is to create mechanisms for continuous implementation of the Sports Club for Hea

lth guidelines in the European Union. The overarching objective of this project is to increase participation in sport and HEPA in EU by encouraging sports clubs and associations to implement SCforH principles in their activities.


The 3 year SCforH project is in fact the logical outcome of an idea that originated in 2008 by our former board member Jorma Savola and the Croatian prof. Stjepan Heimer. Since, a SCforH working group has been operating as part of the European Network for the Promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (WHO/HEPA Europe) and has produced in 2011 the first book of SCforH guidelines and in 2017 an updated version. What is the role of EFCS?

What is the role of EFCS?

EFCS will help realising following goals:
1. Developing the SCforH online learning tool based on the experience gained from successful SCforH initiatives
a. Identify examples of good practices
b. Select the most relevant information about SCforH movement, principles and implementation strategies
c. Create a database of SCforH initiatives
d. Develop SCforH online learning tool
2. Providing training on SCforH principles and implementation strategies to representatives of sport associations and sports clubs in Europe
a. Update the database of sport associations
b. Encourage sport associations to complete the SCforH online learning course
c. Encourage sport associations to disseminate the SCforH online learning tool
d. Conduct a survey among sport associations

List of partners :

1. Institute of Sport Science, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria
2. Physical Activity, Sports & Health Research Group, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
3. Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
4. Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Finland
5. Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
6. Finish Olympic Committee
7. The Sports Faculty, University of Lorraine, France
8. German Gymnastics Association
9. Hungarian School, University and Leisure Sport Federation
10. Department of Sport and Health Science, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
11. Gaelic Athletic Association, Ireland
12. Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia
13. School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden


European Week of Sport keeps on growing. Budget for sport will be doubled

The official opening on 22 September of the 5th edition of the European Week of Sport (EWoS) was held in the Espoo Sports Park on the outskirts of the Finnish capital Helsinki under a bright sun and frisky weather conditions.
In the presence of EC commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics and of EC Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen thousands of schoolchildren enjoyed themselves in all kinds of activities such as sumo wrestling and outdoor bowling.

The EWoS launched in 2015 and taking place every year from 23 to 30 September was created by the European Commission with 1 goal: to promote physical activity and sport all over Europe. Since the first edition in 2015 in Brussels, the EWoS has grown dramatically from 5 million participants to over 13 million in this year’s edition. More than 50 000 events were organized spread over 42 participating countries and 47 partner organisations.
The week is traditionally structured around 4 focus themes, namely sports clubs and fitness centers, outdoors, education environment and workplace.

In the Monday 22 September afternoon session, commissioner Navracsics emphasized rightly that sport has a unique power to break down barriers and proudly announced that the European Commission has proposed to double the budget for sport to € 550 million in the future to boost physical activity essentially among young people.


European Summer Games 2021 Arnhem

The European Company Sport Games is the major event in the European Company Sport calendar. Since the first Games, the number of participants and the dimension of the Games have grown dramatically. From 800 participants in 1977 to more than 7000 in Salzburg in 2019.

More Info : https://ecsgarnhem2021.nl/en/

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European Federation for Company Sport is a partner of the Pacte Project, led by Sport and Citizenship (France). Acting as a direct follow-up to the PASS project, PACTE seeks to take a further step towards increasing active cities across the continent.

PACTE aims to focus on the physical activity in Europe, at a municipal level. The three core objectives to do so are:

  • a European-wide representative survey of municipalities’ physical activity policies and practices;
  • to create an evidenced-based matrix for change for Active Cities, offering tailored solutions for continuous change;
  • and to develop and deliver a communication campaign aimed at European municipalities, and promoting physical activity promotion.

Towns, villages, and cities of all sizes are encouraged to answer the questionnaire, and take a chance to potentially pilot the change towards becoming an Active City!

Questionnnaire : https://bit.ly/2PsjM6h



The European Meetings of Company Sport led by EFCS strives to promote health and wellness through physical activity in the workplace.

In that sense, EMoCS is collecting and putting together different data and material on company sport.


State of the Art of Company Sport in Europe

2018 EU Baramoter results presentation

EMoCS 2018 presentations

EMoCS Label call to action

> … And much more

If you wish to find out more on the EMoCS project, please visit the website www.emocs.eu

All documents and tools from the EMoCS project are free to download in the Tools and Material section.