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Every year from 23 to 30 September, the European Week of Sport promotes more active, healthier lifestyles to millions of people in Europe and beyond. Under the overarching campaign slogan #BeActive,  every year, the European Week of Sport helps to tackle the inactivity crisis by encouraging people to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.

In 2022, the 8th edition of the European Week of Sport will be opened in Prague on September 23, and the official date of the Week is until September 30, while the events and activities are being carried out and celebrated throughout the year. #BeActive communities are expanding and spreading the message about the value, importance, and fun of doing sports or physical activity of any kind.


The latest figures reveal that levels of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU and beyond are stagnating, and even falling in some regions. The knock-on effects are clear. Not only does this lead to physical and mental health problems at an individual level, but also has more significant negative impacts on the economy and society at large. Let’s change the dynamics. It’s so simple. Choose to be active.

A #BeActive society is for everyone, regardless of age, social background or fitness level. Sport and physical activity are a source of joy, they build resilience and bridge the gap between generations. #BeActive regularly to boost your health and wellbeing.


It takes little to #BeActive

Vitalie Gheorghiță, master of sport, has founded Gheorghita Running Club to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Get inspired

Anastasia Nichita, the wrestiling world champion, inspires to take up simple yet effective active challenges.

Become an every day hero

Serghei Tarnovschi, the performance canoeist who won the gold at the World Canoe Championships in Canada, urges you to push your limits. Be active!

Make the change you need

National and international champion at Boxing, Igor Untila, is the sportsman who tries to change destinies promoting physical activity.

Choose the sport that suits you best

Igor Babilev and Olga Arapova share the same passion – yoga. They try to pass on their passion to other people.

Exercise for pleasure and enjoyment

Tatiana Nour-Manin turns her workouts into real parties. Sport can be a pleasure. Choose the pleasure of doing sport.

Practice sport for your body and mind

Natalia Butucel is the young woman who can help you learn to fly during air yoga training.


The number of events organised during the European Week of Sport 2021 topped all previous years with 45,048 events held throughout Europe, and with 41 participating nations. The 7th European Week of Sport boasted a high number of individual participants with more than 11 million people taking the #BeActive message home.

In the Republic of Moldova, during the European Week of Sport, ten EU Information Centers have joined efforts to promote the value and benefits of sport and physical activity. Over 150 students organised football matches, volleyball and cycling races to mark the necesity to #BeActive.


On September 24, the European Week of Sport 2022 was marked with a oina match, a sport that is part of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova.

In the spirit of #Team Europe, the match included the super-cup, which was played between the national oina team and the champion team of the Republic of Moldova “Speranța” from #Grozești, #Nisporeni district. Afterwards, representatives of the embassies of the EU member states and of the state institutions of the Republic of Moldova played a friendly game of oina.

Along with #Team Europe, oina match was organized in partnership with Oina Federation from the Republic of Moldova and the Romanian Oina Federation.