EUCE | Calisthenics, a safe, healthy and easy sport for everyone
ERASMUS-SPORT-2021-SNCESE PROJECT ID: 101049455
Inactivity among the population is increasing worldwide, resulting in physical and health shortages in later life. A social problem that we must work on together for a healthier society, especially to help the mental and physical resilience after the Covid-19 pandemic, which severely affected the regular physical exercise during the lockdown measures.
This problem is not confined to certain locations. It is a global issue that is being witnessed across the world, in developed and developing countries alike. In certain countries, the fall in physical activity among the population is forecast to be as high as 51 per cent by 2030.
This is a serious threat to the general health and well-being of the population, which will result soon in increased dysfunctions such as obesity, stress, etc. Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (2021) highlights how physical inactivity increases cancer risk.
Facing these challenges, the project will implement a European-wide sport event named: “EUROPEAN CALISTHENICS FAIR” in Amsterdam de Rai to promote the regular practice of Calisthenics in the European population as a means to improve health, physical exercise and sports practice at every level, especially of the most vulnerable citizens. For this reason, the project addresses the call priority “Encouraging the participation in sport and physical activity”