Seeking answers on how to combat social exclusion through the redesign of public spaces in deprived residential areas by using the power and common language of sport, this Action Planning network found solutions through innovative urban sport actions, physical equipment and better orchestrated service delivery. Active living positively contributes to social cohesion, wellbeing and economic prosperity in cities. However, currently cities are challenged by the opposite: dramatic increase in the frequency of diseases as a result of sedentary life style and social exclusion. To tackle these challenges, European cities have invested in large scale sports facilities over the past decades. These strategies have a limited success, hence a new approach is needed: instead of ‘bringing’ the inactive citizens to the sports facilities, public space itself should be turned into a low threshold facility inviting all citizens to physical activity.
Kick-off meeting in July (Birmingham). Transnational meeting in November (Liepaja).
Transnational meeting in March (Rieti).
Final event in April (Loule).
Municipality of Athienou
2, Archbishop Makarios III Ave.
7600 Athienou Cyprus
Municipality of Santiago de Compostela
Municipality of Udine (Italy)
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Av. Movimento das Forças Armadas
+351 21 436 9000
City of Rome
Department of European Funds and Innovation
Via Palazzo di Città, 1 - 10121 Turin (Italy)
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Departamento de Desenvolvimento Local
Edifício Municipal, Campo Grande nº25, 6ºE | 1749 -099 Lisboa
Laura González Méndez. Project coordinator.
Gijón City Council
Municipality of Piraeus
City of Ljubljana
Mestni trg 1
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project Coordinator Martin Neubert
+49 371 355 7029
Riga NGO House
City of Antwarp
Grote Markt 1 - 2000 Antwarpen
Manchester City Council
Manchester M2 5RT
City of Rotterdam
Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam
City Council Bielefeld
Bürger Service Center
Phone +49 521 510
City of Eindhoven
Stadhuisplein 1, 5611 EM Eindhoven
City of Loulé
Praça da República, 8104-001 Loulé
Phone +351 289 400 600