Did you know that physical education is a compulsory subject in all European countries, but the time allocated for it varies greatly?
According to a report by Eurydice from 2013, students have an average of 109 minutes of PE classes per week, but in some countries (e.g. France, Finland, Hungary) it is more than 150 minutes and in others (e.g. Belgium, Greece, Slovakia) it is less than 90 minutes! Physical education is important for the health and well-being of children and youth, as well as for their social and emotional development. It can also help them acquire skills and values such as teamwork, fair play, respect and self-confidence.
That’s why the European Union supports the Erasmus+ Sport programme, which offers opportunities for partnership projects, non-commercial sport events and staff mobility in the field of sport.
What do you think about the situation of physical education and sport in your country? Do you think it is enough or too little? How often do you exercise and what kind of sport do you like? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.