European Week of Sport: EL members encourage citizens to #BeActive

Every year millions of sports professionals, enthusiasts, experts and associations from across Europe – and beyond – come together to take part in one of the biggest sport initiatives in the world: the European Week of SportEL is an official partner of the initiative, led by the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity across Europe – for all citizens to #BeActive.

This year’s edition in September marked the 5th edition and focused on five themes including education, the workplace, outdoors, sport clubs and fitness centres. EL worked closely with its members and like-minded associations such as the European Sports NGO.

EL Member activities across Europe

Just as in previous years, EL and its members planned their activities in order to encourage their citizens to #BeActive and engage in an active lifestyle. EL is proud that its members promote the European Week of Sport in their respective countries through activities, projects and communication platforms.

OPAP in Greece supported activities that took place in 128 Sport Academies all over Greece, involving almost 10,000 children, parents and coaches. Activities included mixed team football matches between parents and children, girls and boys; parent football training; aerobics event for their members; and a beach soccer tournament. Here you can read OPAP’s report on the European Week of Sport.

Winners of Subida à Glória 2019: Miguel Salgueiro and Marta Branco

For the 5th consecutive year, Jogos Santa Casa in Portugal was the main sponsor of the cycling event, Subida à Glória, dating back to 1910. On 21st September, a cycling race, open to everyone, took place in Lisbon where cyclists pedalled 265 meters up a slope of over 17 percent. All climbs were timed to select the best four timings for men and women who competed for the semi-finals and the Grand Final. In general, Santa Casa supports sport in Portugal contributing to its promotion to Portuguese citizens. It sponsors 16 sports federations, 97 national senior teams, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Committees of Portugal.

Totalizator Sportowy in Poland is dedicated to building longstanding partnerships with sports clubs, athletes and sporting event organisers. This excellent work is highlighted especially during the European Week of Sport each year. Totalizator Sportowy continues to support the most popular disciplines such as football or basketball, as well as those that are less popular, like rowing or skating. Since 1994, Totalizator Sportowy has contributed nearly 3 billion EUR to support sport.

By being an active partner of the European Week of Sport, EL and its members actively encourage Europeans to #BeActive and are already looking forward to the 2020 edition!

Related Articles

View all



Les membres d’EL encouragent les citoyens à #BeActive

Les membres d’EL ont promu les activités pour la cinquième semaine européenne du sport. EL est un partenaire officiel de l’initiative menée par la Commission européenne.

OPAP (Grèce) a soutenu des activités dans 128 académies sportives, impliquant près de 10 000 enfants, parents et entraîneurs, y compris des matchs de football mixtes entre les parents et les enfants, les filles et les garçons, la formation au football des parents, de l’aérobic pour les membres et un tournoi de football de plage.

Jogos Santa Casa (Portugal) était de nouveau le principal sponsor de Subida à Glória à Lisbonne où les cyclistes ont monté les 265 mètres d’une pente à 17 %. Toutes les montées ont été chronométrées pour sélectionner les quatre meilleurs temps pour les hommes et les femmes qui ont ensuite participé aux demi-finales et à la grande finale. En général, Santa Casa parraine 16 fédérations sportives, 97 équipes nationales de premier plan au Portugal et les comités nationaux olympiques et paralympiques.

Totalizator Sportowy (Pologne) continue de construire des partenariats de longue date avec des clubs sportifs, des athlètes et des organisateurs d’événements sportifs. Il soutient les disciplines les plus populaires (football, basketball) et les moins populaires (aviron, patinage).


Los miembros de EL animan a los ciudadanos a #BeActive (mantenerse activos)

Los miembros de EL promocionaron actividades para la quinta Semana Europea del Deporte. EL es un socio oficial de la iniciativa, que está liderada por la Comisión Europea.

La OPAP (Grecia) patrocinó actividades en 128 academias deportivas, de las que disfrutaron un total de casi 10 000 niños, padres y entrenadores. Entre estas actividades, se incluyeron partidos de fútbol mixtos entre padres y madres, niñas y niños, entrenamiento de fútbol para los padres y madres, ejercicios aeróbicos para miembros y un torneo de fútbol de playa.

Jogos Santa Casa (Portugal) fue de nuevo el patrocinador principal de la Subida à Glória, en Lisboa, donde los ciclistas subieron 265 metros en una pendiente de más del 17 %. Todas las subidas se cronometraron con el fin de seleccionar los mejores cuatro tiempos de los hombres y las mujeres que compitieron para las semifinales y la gran final. En general, Santa Casa patrocina 16 federaciones deportivas, 97 equipos sénior nacionales en Portugal y los Comités Olímpico y Paralímpico nacionales.

Totalizator Sportowy (Polonia) continúa construyendo asociaciones duraderas con clubes deportivos, atletas y organizadores deportivos. Promueve las disciplinas más extendidas (fútbol, baloncesto) y las menos extendidas (remo, patinaje).


EL-Mitglieder ermutigen Bürger zu #BeActive

Verschiedene EL-Mitglieder haben für die Teilnahme an den Aktivitäten der fünften Europäischen Woche des Sports geworben. EL ist ein offizieller Partner dieser Initiative, die von der Europäischen Kommission geleitet wird.

OPAP (Griechenland) unterstützte Aktivitäten in 128 Sport-Akademien mit unter anderem nahezu 10.000 Kindern, Eltern und Trainern – mit gemischten Fußballwettkämpfen zwischen Eltern und Kindern, Mädchen und Jungen, aber auch mit Fußballkursen für Eltern und einem Fußballturnier am Strand.

Jogos Santa Casa (Portugal) war erneut Hauptsponsor von Subida à Glória in Lissabon, wo Radfahrer eine 265 Meter lange Strecke mit einer Steigung von 17 % bewältigen mussten. Die Zeiten der Fahrer wurden gemessen, um die besten vier Zeitfahrten bei Männern und Frauen zu erfassen, die sich damit für das Halbfinale und das Große Finale qualifizierten. Santa Casa sponsort in Portugal 16 Sportverbände, 97 nationale Senior-Teams sowie die nationalen Olympischen und Paralympischen Komitees.

Totalizator Sportowy (Polen) baut auch weiterhin langjährige Partnerschaften mit Sportclubs, Sportlern und Sportveranstaltern auf. Die Organisation unterstützt die beliebtesten Disziplinen (Fußball, Basketball), aber auch solche, die weniger beliebt sind (Rudern, Eislauf).

Other Articles

View all

IGT | Harnessing AI to Benefit Lotteries

Just as the steam engine and electrification once revolutionised whole sectors of the global economy, so are the internet, robotics, data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) beginning to drama......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Preparations underway for EL Industry Days 2020

With growing challenges for the lottery sector in the years to come, the 2020 EL Industry Days is a call to all lottery professionals to look at a sustainable lottery model for the future. The chosen......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Game Set and Match! How lotteries can win in the sports betting market

Regulation On the regulatory and legal front, lotteries, in almost every market, are facing challenges in their sports betting operations. Lottomatica presented their plans to deal with the general a......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

New EL CSR guidelines published

EL and its members are committed to generating the best for the benefit of society in accordance to national laws and regulations. This commitment goes further than Responsible Gaming, as a core value......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Innovation, inspiration and…chainsaws!

Opening keynote speaker Dietmar Dahmen In a world where customers are more connected, more tech savvy and more demanding than ever before, innovation has never been so crucial. As many industries ar......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Successful EL/WLA Security and Integrity Seminar 2019

    Keynote speaker Eneken Tikk Keynote speaker Eneken Tikk of the Cyber Policy Institute in Finland highlighted the growth in cyber threats and called on lotteries to self-reflect o......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Interview with GLMS General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary – “Reflecting on a successful year for Sport Integrity”

Looking back at an eventful year, what has been the greatest achievement for GLMS? GLMS General Secretary Giancarlo Sergi General Secretary Giancarlo Sergi (GS): During 2019 GLMS has a lot of......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Scientific Games | Lotteries hit the jackpot with trusted sports betting solutions

Changes have been underway in Europe over the last few years. Today, European players use their mobile devices to place more than 80 percent of wagers on sporting events, and live betting represents a......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

EL at first-ever Responsibility in Gaming Conference

Translating the latest insight on problem gambling and looking at the neurological effects seen in the brains of people with a gambling disorder was a core focus on the Conference, together with the d......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

Upcoming EL Seminars & Events

5-7 FEBRUARY 2020, LONDON, UK EL/WLA MARKETING SEMINAR: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PLAYER! Think digital, think physical, think lotteries, think player.  With new emerging trends and digital transformatio......

Read more

EL advocacy brochure for policymakers and what the new European Commission means for the lottery sector

In light of the new European political landscape, EL is pleased to present its new advocacy brochure, developed in close collaboration with the EL Public Affairs Working Group. This new brochure allow......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

OECD takes next steps in reaching global consensus on digital taxation

In May 2019, the OECD agreed a Programme of Work for Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalisation of the Economy. This Programme is divided into two pillars: Pillar One (“Unified Appro......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de

INTRALOT | Trends and technologies that modernise the Lottery Industry

As it was stated during the 10th EL Congress in the CEO Panel discussion by Maria Stergiou, Group Chief Sales and Operations Officer of INTRALOT, all the above technological trends are creating sever......

Read more Synopsis: fr / es / de