Period: 19.01.2016 - 31.12.2017
Territorial intervention: the project is at international level. It will be developed in Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, England, Scotland, Slovenia, Denmark.
Proponent: BG Be Active (BGBA) is a growing organisation in Bulgaria working within the field of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) promotion.
Target: Children aged from 5-14 years (primary – or elementary – school education, differs across the European countries)
Partner:UISP, ISCA and:EUPEA (European Physical Education Association) is the organisation of the national Physical Education Associations in Europe, representing approx. 200.000 Physical Education teachers in 32 countries; WGI (Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute) is officially listed by the IOC as one of about 20 Olympic Study Centres around the world. Key activities are applied research in physical education/Olympic education, health and youth sports.; Sport and Citizenship is the leading European think tank in the field of sport. Its activities also include the publication of a quarterly scientific journal which comes back every three month on a topic related to sport and to healthy lifestyles promotion; HSSF (Hungarian School Sport Federation) is a nationwide sport federation aiming to serve the goals of student sport; YST (Youth Sport Trust) is a UK-based charity devoted to changing the lives of young people through sport and physical activity. YST aims to use the power of sport and physical education to improve young people’s lives, making them healthier, happier and more successful; South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd (SLLC) is a company limited by guarantee who exists for the public benefit by providing leisure and cultural opportunities to the citizens of Lanarkshire; Sport Union of Slovenia is a national sports organisation which unites numerous Slovene sports clubs and societies dealing with sport and recreation and physical education; DGI is a Danish gymnastics association who has been a strong advocate for a healthy, challenging and community-based sports environment.
The overall objective of the Active School Communities project is to build the capacity of community sport organisations to harness potential partnerships in the primary school setting for the promotion of sport and physical activity for healthy lifestyles and better learning outcomes.
The project has the following specific objectives:
The project will include five work packages, with the first three proceeding in chronological phases:
Work package 1 – WP1: Best practice and research overview; toolkit development
Work package 2 - WP 2: Pilot implementation and process evaluation; Active School Communities Kit training and pilot delivery
Work package 3 – WP 3: Dissemination
Work package 4 – WP 4: dvocacy. structured advocacy and agenda setting to support the general knowledge and perception of the potential of promoting sport and physical activity for healthy lifestyles.
Work package 5 – WP5: Project coordination