Presidency Conference:

"Partnerships for Physical Activity and Sport -Be(come) Active!"


Within the frame of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the German Gymnastics Federation hosted the Online Presidency Conference on 24 September 2020.

The Presidency Conference “Partnerships for Physical Activity and Sport – Be(come) Active!” was a truly successful event. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference migrated from a presence event in Frankfurt to an online event, available to everyone to join from their own location.

The conference combined live presentations of Keynote speakers from the livestream studio in Frankfurt, video presentations and remotely live connections through the Zoom platform. It was the first time the event took place as an online conference and hundreds of participants joined and follow the conference. Through the Zoom platform, participants were able to actively take part in the Parallel sessions, sharing experiences with Good Practices speakers and other participants.

Through the Conference day, a graphic recorder painted in a mural the main concepts and ideas that were presented. The final product of the drawing is the visual support of the Conference results and it summarizes the learning lessons all participants virtually “took home”.

Presentations and conference videos are available to watch again and follow the discussions and debates within your own networks and working teams.

From the Presidency Conference organisation team, we thank all participants and involved stakeholders for their support and commitment that secure the successful development of the Presidency Conference “Partnerships for Physical Activity and Sport – Be(come) Active!”.

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