Promoting active cities
Our cities should be too
235 million. The number of inactive European today.
Sedentarity has become a major challenge for individuals and the European Union over the past decades. With 70% of Europeans living in cities, we know they have a decisive role in stimulating physical activity.
Funded by the European Union and led by Sport and Citizenship Think tank, PACTE project (Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe) strives to transform cities into Active Cities.
Following the Physical Activity Serving Society (PASS) project, Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe (PACTE) is taking a further step towards increasing active cities across Europe.
On Wednesday 6th of March, the European Parliament’s Sport Integroup has organized a conference on the future of sport in European cities. The event, called ‘Sport and regional development: the future of sport in European cities’ gathered a lot of different actors to discuss the benefits from promoting sport in cities.
Mayor of London's Walking & Cycling Commissioner
With the Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon in 2024, Paris is at the centre of media attention in the world. Will these Olympics be the chance to transform the city and region and to improve the quality of life for Parisians and people in the Ile de France? An interview with Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris.
Co-founder of the Observatoire du sport based in Charleroi
In December 2018, representatives of the sports world gathered in Katowice at the COP 24 . Together, they reflected on the role of sports in climate action and launched the Sports for Climate Action Framework to "raise awareness among a wide audience about the need to act for the well-being of the planet". While the conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are troubling, environmental awareness is rising, and the sports world now understand its impact on the environment.