Calling for the #BeActive Awards applications

04/14/2023 Maria Malyshkina, ISCA

Nominations for the 2023 #BeActive Awards are now open! You can submit your entry before 25 May.

The European Commission recognises projects and initiatives promoting sport and physical activity across Europe through the #BeActive Awards (part of the annual European Week of Sport). Individuals and organisations are invited to submit their applications in 4 categories. The #BeActive Awards are open directly to citizens and organisations in the EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme. You can submit your entry by 25 May 2023. Read more at the official website:

The #BeActive awards were created to support projects and individuals that are dedicated to promoting sport and physical activity across Europe. Read more about the 4 categories:

  • #BeActive Education Award

This award aims to demonstrate how education can encourage kids to #BeActive outside the typical sport/physical activity taking place in their normal school day. This may include additional activities, scheduling days outside of class that focus on sport, after-school activities and other creative solutions that build an active education environment.

  • #BeActive Workplace Award

This award celebrates exemplary activities in the workplace that encourage employees to #BeActive. This may include setting up a staff taskforce responsible for promoting physical activity, provision of showers for cycling/running commuters, standing meetings, lunchtime walks and other creative solutions to form an active working environment.

  • #BeActive Local Hero Award

This award honours individual achievement in motivating others to #BeActive. The award recognises individuals who have worked consistently to promote participation in sport and/or physical activity in their local community.

  • #BeActive Across Generation Award

This award honours projects promoting inter-generational sport, celebrating the fact that everyone can benefit from activities that improve health and well-being. Projects may include promoting activities for, raising awareness among or easing access to physical activities for all generations.

Did you know? Organisations and individuals from Denmark made it to the finals of the #BeActive Awards for the three previous years in a row, and the winner of the 2020 Workplace Award was a nominee submitted by the European Week of Sport Denmark that ISCA coordinates.

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Stay tuned for more news about the 2023 European Week of Sport!