A new report shows that levels of participation have not changed substantially since the previous Eurobarometer survey in 2014. In fact, the proportion of those who say they never exercise or play sport has slightly increased from 42% to 46% Europe-wide, and this is a continuation of a gradual trend since 2009.

Measures taken to increase physical activity, since the last Eurobarometer in 2014, are likely to take a few years to produce tangible effects and change people’s behaviour, especially since a lot of the effort is focused on young people.

To read the report in full on the European Commission website go to: New Eurobarometer on sport and physical activity – European Commission