SPAcE – Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments

Objectives

  • To share current good (evidenced based) practice of the implementation and promotion of an Urban Active Environment (UActivE) to increase population (community) physical activity levels
  • To establish working groups in five EU member states to develop an UActivE Action Plan with a focus on creating environments to support physical activity for the creation of a more physical active environment
  • To develop and embed the UActivE Action Plan into policy/practice in each designated city/town
  • To develop competencies in the assessment of value of the UActivE Action Plan through training in the use of the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT)

Results

  • EU UActivE Summary of Evidence and Good Practice document
  • Guidance document ‘How to Create and Evaluate an UActivE’ including 5 case studies from partners
  • ‘How to’ guidance on measuring value of an UActivE, including a complementary media clip

Activities

  • Carry out scoping exercise of evidence and good practices
  • Deliver Learning and Sharing of Good Practice Symposium and Workshop in Palermo (Italy) to facilitate the sharing of practice, experience and knowledge across partners and workshop on UActivE Action Plans
  • Plan, prepare, develop and implement the UActivE Action Plans for 5 implementation sites (Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain)
  • Plan, design and deliver HEAT training to patterns and designated staff from each of the implementation sites (2 per partner = 10 trained staff, plus partners)

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Date of project

01/01/2015 – 31/12/2017

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