EPFL to join the European Week of Sport

European Leagues to promote and encourage physical activity through the power of football

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and its Members Leagues will be supporting the European Week of Sport campaign through a variety of initiatives and activities leading up to and during the week of September 7-13, 2015 as per the partnership signed by EPFL Chairman Frédéric Thiriez and the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics.

“Over the years the European Union and the EPFL have forged a trusted working relationship”, said EPFL and French LFP President Frédéric Thiriez. “When the European Union and its Sport Unit launched this inspiring campaign to promote physical activity, it was important to have the European Leagues actively engaged in this initiative. Through their media impact, our Leagues will jointly help Europe to raise awareness about the health benefits of sport.”

In the context of this co-operation, the European Leagues agree with the principles set out for the European Week of Sport and will support and contribute, with their communication platforms and audience reach, to the raising awareness activities and initiatives developed by the European Commission.

By leveraging the reach and popularity of the best professional leagues in the world, the EPFL will help spread the key messages and values of the campaign such as the many benefits that sport and physical activity have for individuals and society as a whole. The participating leagues, which include all EU Member States that are members of the EPFL, are listed below:

AUT Österreichische Fußball Bundesliga
BEL Pro League
DEN Divisionsforeningen
ENG          The Premier League and The Football League
ESP Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional
FIN            The Finnish Football League Association
FRA           Ligue de Football Professionnel
GER DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
GRE Super League Greece
ITA Lega Serie A and Lega Serie B
NED Eredivisie CV
POL          Polish Professional Football League
POR  Liga Portugal
ROU  Liga Profesionist de Fotbal
SCO  Scottish Professional Football League
SWE   Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll




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