Physical education in EU schools:- The low levels of physical activity among youngsters and adolescents in the European Union are alarming and have turned into a matter of awesome worry for policymakers since physical inactivity is responsible for more than 500 000 deaths for every year and accounts for economic costs over €80 billion every year.
The educational environment plays an especially imperative part: physical education is a piece of all focal curriculum frameworks in the EU and is compulsory in essential and secondary education. By and large, just under 70 hours for every year are committed to the subject. In any case, the time designated to physical education is around just a single third of that devoted to the dialect of instruction and around half of that for mathematics. Generalists or specialists instruct physical education at an essential level, with specialists being the standard at the secondary level. Specialist teachers at an essential level usually have a bachelor’s degree whereas, at secondary, half of EU countries require a master’s degree. Research shows that funding for physical education in schools is inadequate, which, in turn, is reflected in the frequently low quality and absence of hardware at essential and secondary levels in respectively 26 % and 38 % of EU countries. In May 2014, the Council received another three-year EU work get ready for sport. Out of the blue, financial support for sport is currently included in the type of a specific part in Erasmus+ – the EU program for education, training, youth and sport for the 2014-2020 period. The portion amounts to around €265 million over the whole time frame. In 2015, the European Commission propelled the European seven days stretch of sport, aiming to raise awareness about the part and benefits of sport and physical activity. At a worldwide level, education through sport is being supported by the International School Sport Federation (ISF) by means of the association of international competitions, such as the ISF World Schools Championship, the Gymnasia, the Pan-American School Games, Euro Schools Football, and the Asian School Games.