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Taskforce for Promotion of Physical Activity

Chair of the Committee Ms. Ingrid Persson (Manager International Trade and promotion of physical activity EMEA, Nike)

Vice Chairs:Ms. Nicole Espey (Secretary General, BSI) / Ms. Manuela Viel (Secretary General, Assosport) 

2010

The group was established in 2010, to use the power of the industry to increase levels of physical activity and participation in sport across Europe. The industry is committed to working with a wide range of other partners from the commercial, public and community sectors to achieve the systemic change required breaking the inactivity cycle that is crippling economies.

Objective:

To raise physical activity as a priority within key European policy areas including health, education sport, urban planning and transport. To promote member initiatives to tackle the physical inactivity crisis.

FESI is a recognised partner at EU level, e.g. through:
  • European Commission, DG EAC, Sport Unit, European Week of Sport advisory Board;
  • European Commission, DG EAC, Sport Unit, MoU on the participation of the Sporting goods industry in the European Week of Sport 2015;
  • Council of the European Union, Observer of the Expert Group on Health Enhancing Physical activity;
  • Council of the European Union, Observer of the Expert Group on Sport Statistics;
  • European Commission, DG GROW;
  • European Parliament Culture and Education Committee;