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

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and its Member 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.

In the context of this co-operation, the European Leagues agree with the principles set out for the European Week of Sport and through their communication platforms and audience reach, will support and contribute to the activities and initiatives designed to raise awareness 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 DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga is excited to be actively participating and supporting the European Week of Sport campaign. The DFL will help promote the key messages and encourage all citizens to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.

For more information, visit: www.ec.europa.eu/sport/week