#BeActive: NSK hosting 2022 European Week of Sport programme
The European Documentation Centre operating as part of the National and University Library in Zagreb (EDC NSK) and the Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology are jointly organising a programme marking the 2022 European Week of Sport (Vježbaj u Knjižnici!). The #BeActive programme will be taking place from 26 to 30 September 2022 with the support of the European Commission Representation in Croatia and the Croatian Ministry of Tourism and Sport for the purpose of promoting healthy lifestyle and tackling a severe crisis brought about by the lack of physical activity among European citizens.
Every day from 26 to 30 September, between 8.30 and 9.00, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will be hosting an exercise programme open both to its staff and to all interested users. The exercises will be demonstrated in the Library’s grand lobby and the Faculty’s kinesiology practitioners who will be leading the programme will specifically tailor it to standards characteristic of workplace workout and to the need to counteract the negative effects of sedentary behaviour associated with studying for long hours and the time-consuming preparation of research papers and theses.
Also, the programme will include a series of talks on surviving in nature (Preživljavanje u prirodi) which will be held in the Library’s side lobby on 27 September 2022, starting at 17.00. The speakers, kinesiology practitioner and Assistant Lecturer at the Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology Nikola Starčević and a member of the Zagreb team of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service Perica Matijević, will present what preparations are required before venturing into nature, give useful navigation and orienteering tips, tips on how to react and protect oneself in potentially dangerous situations, etc.
EDC NSK and the Library are for the fourth time joining the European Week of Sport to help raise public awareness about the importance of physical activity and promote libraries as places where one can both get informed and learn in this context as well as get literally active. Being widely recognised as partners in achieving the outcomes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, libraries organising physical activity-oriented programmes contribute to the successful implementation of the Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goal 3, focusing on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.