International Network to Implement EU Physical Activity Guidelines on Infrastructure Development



Duration: 24 months: 1st January 2015-31st December 2016

Location: Germany, Italy, Austria, Finland, Lithuania, Holland

Applicant/Coordinator: Erlangen University, Germany


  • UISP, Italy
  • University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
  • University of Vienna - Institute of Sport Science, Department for Education and Sports Culture, Austria
  • ÖISS - Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facilities, Austria
  • DOSB - German Olympic Sports Confederation, Germany
  • The Institute of Sport Science and Sport, Germany
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Finland
  • Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania
  • Lithuanian Physical Activity and Health Association, Lithuania
  • Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands, Netherlands
  • TNO Innovation for life, Netherlands
  • ISCA - International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark


Funding body: EU Erasmus+ 2014 programme, Collaborative Partnerships in the field of Sport.



Main project objectives are:

1) to improve implementation of policy for HEPA (Health Enancing Phisycal Activities) infrastructure development at the national level;

2) to position sport organisations’ to take leading roles as promoters of HEPA through sport via capacity development.

Project activities involved interactive, participatory processes in order to build bridges between policy and practice both vertically (e.g. EU-level to the local level) and horizontally (e.g. multi-sectorally).

To achieved aim 1), the project has foreseen the establishment of cross-sectoral, National Alliances in six EU Member States. The National Alliances cooperated at the international level to carry out a policy development, training and implementation scheme that resulted in the adoption of National Action Plans to implement the IMPALA Guidelines.

To achieve aim 2, national sport organisations developed, implemented and participated in an international Winter School for Stakeholders. This resulted in the strengthen of their standing to lead tasks including the creation of National Alliances and developing of National Action Plans.


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