Healthy Lifestyle for All also at EUG 2022
European University Sports Association (EUSA) is a signatory of the HealthlyLifestyle4All pledge, promoting healthy lifestyles for all, across generations and social groups, by linking sport and active lifestyles with health, food and other policies. We are happy and proud to be present and to have been carrying out the campaign initiatives also during the European Universities Games 2022 in Lodz.
EUSA is also one of the selected organisations who were able to nominate young delegates and ambassadors to the #HealthyLifestyle4All Youth Ideas Labs.
Five of the nominated youth delegates, as well as one of the facilitators of the initiative were present in Lodz during the Games.
The delegates and the facilitator all attended the European Universities Games in different roles and functions. Some as invited guests, some as organisers, some as supervisors and contributors.
The HealthyLifestyle4All initiative encompasses three main pillars:
- Increased awareness of a healthy lifestyle across all generations
- Easier access to sport, physical activity and healthy diets, with special focus on inclusion and non-discrimination to reach disadvantaged groups
- Teaming up for a holistic approach to food, health, well-being and sport
Young participants were able to share their ideas on how to improve the future of sport for youth, presenting the first part of their outcome at the EU Sport Forum, held last month in Lille. They will meet next in Brussels in August, and in Prague in September, sharing their outcomes at the kickoff of the European Week of Sport.
The active participation of youth has especially been highlighted this year, as 2022 is the European Year of Youth, shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital.