The European Year of Cultural Heritage joins the Week of Sport

On 23-30 September, Europeans will get together to move for the fourth edition of the European Week of Sport, which takes place across 44 European countries.
Banner with 2 legs in black jeans on a skateboard. The hashtag BEACTIVE written in the left upper corner and under it: European Week of Sport 23-30 September

For the first time, the European Year of Cultural Heritage will be present at the opening of the European Week of Sport, which will be held alongside Austria’s Day of Sport in Vienna’s Prater Park on 22 September.

Sports and games enhance intercultural dialogue and peace, reinforce youth empowerment and promote ethical sport practices. Many traditional sports and games are included on the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list and safeguarding them is a key challenge.

This week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. So now it’s your turn!

Join in on the #BeActive fun in your country or online. Browse around the website to learn all about the events/activities that are being organised all across Europe and let’s #BeActive.

Read the programme of this year's opening ceremony in Vienna.

Photo: European Commission