IPDJ promotes the 6th edition of the European Sport Week in the Algarve

Activities throughout the region continue until the 30th

The European Sport Week in the Algarve started this Wednesday, in an initiative promoted by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) and which involves more than 60 sporting activities throughout the region, until the 30th of September.

The European Sport Week is an initiative of the European Commission, whose main objective is to promote the benefits of the regular practice of sport across the population, being celebrated simultaneously by several European countries.

In the Algarve, «with the collaboration and active participation of a number of partners, we are driving actions and promoting a shared vision of #BEACTIVE throughout the region, where Municipalities and the sports associative movement, the school community and the business fabric will assume particular importance in encouraging the practice of physical exercise throughout the year, regardless of age, gender, social background or level of physical fitness of the participants», stresses the IPDJ in a press release.

This year, the European Sport Week is structured around the themes of education, workplaces, outdoor activities, nautical sport, inclusive sport and senior sport.

The activities in the region began with the “Bike Me” project, by the Pinheiro e Rosa Schools Group, and the “A Breathing Movement” project by the PAS Association – Ana Sanona Project.

The complete SED program can be consulted by clicking here.

«Despite the challenges of the current context, we are pleased with the involvement of our region in this event, which, in conjunction with the General Directorate of Health, continues to promote sports through its associative movement, showing signs of resilience and adaptability in its modalities, safeguarding the health and safety of all stakeholders», adds the IPDJ.

The Regional Directorate of the Algarve of this Institute, led by Custódio Moreno, stresses that it has "as its main objective that this week has a multiplier effect and is an incentive for the Algarve to become more active throughout the year."