Ve zdravém těle, zdravý duch! is a typical Czech phrase which literally means in with health body comes health mind.

In the upcoming two days, we celebrate the International Day of Sport and World Health Day all around the world. 

Today's World Day is relatively young and not so well known, or at least I had no idea about it.
Sport has a unique and unmistakable ability to unite people, and overcome ethnic, religious and social differences. I am convinced that sport can be a service to peace in the long run, ”said Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and was one of many that commemorates the link between sport and peace on 6 April.

April 6 was declared International Sports Day for Development and Peace in 2013, where everyone can take part in its celebrations. If, like the founders, you believe that sport contributes to positive changes in human values, celebrate. All you have to do is take a picture with a white card in your hand, similar to a referee on the field, and share the photo on Facebook. Thanks to sports activities, children learn better cooperation from a young age and value social values ​​such as respect, tolerance, teamwork and fairness.

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 around the world on the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The World Health Organization strives, according to its status, to achieve the highest possible level of health for all people; its main task is to eradicate diseases, especially key infectious diseases. WHO runs programs to eliminate these diseases and also runs global campaigns to promote health and prevent disease.

Many cities, institutions and organisations around the world are joining World Health Day. The common purpose of all activities is to draw attention to the importance of improving the health of all citizens and to offer concrete steps that can contribute to health.

in the ESN Czech Republic, we celebrate these days by organising many activities connected to the Causes of ESN - in this case, health & well-being and social inclusion.  You can check all the activities which are prepared by the ESN section and countries on and get the inspiration for organising some events or projects as well.

International and National Erasmus Games

International Erasmus Games (IEG) is the project of ESN to bring young people from all around the world together to speak the language we all understand - sport. Every year, an international round is held in some of the ESN countries. There is a great atmosphere of people having fun, competing, supporting their friends and building new friendships. This is however just the most beautiful tip of the iceberg. It begins in the sections, which can hold their local tournament to choose the best team to represent the section in the national round. The national round gathers teams of international students studying in the respective country to choose the best teams for the international round.