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.
Lisbon, one of the most facinating vities in Europe has made great strides in enhancing the quality of life of its citizens and enhancing the role of sport and physical activity at the municipal level
Become an Active City! Unveiling the PACTE project’s Matrix for Change
PACTE project has just launched its Matrix for Change. A transversal and user-friendly tool created specifically for local authorities, the Matrix for Change addresses real issues and bridges existing gaps. It provides holistic solutions to decrease sedentarity levels and guides municipalities to further develop, or start, their Active City Action Plans through four settings: Active City, Active School, Active Mobility, and Active Workplace. We hope you enjoyed the programme and finally discovering the Matrix for Change!
For its final event, the PACTE project shared its findings, lessons learnt, and launched the Matrix for Change.
Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe is also coming to a close. After almost 3 years of collaboration and ambitious work, project partners prepare to offer a last memorable event to stakeholders through the ‘Become an Active City! Unveiling the PACTE project’s Matrix for Change’ event, that will be held on Thursday 26 November afternoon.
The XVIIIth edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities kicked off Monday 5 of October in an unprecedented online format. Sport and Citizenship attended the event through two workshops on October 7: “Promoting Greener Sport in our regions”, and “Innovation Hubs for Sport&Vitality”. For the first time, sport-related workshops were included in the European Week of Regions and Cities programme. We are, therefore delighted to say that it was an interesting opportunity to find out more about the future of sport towards the greener transition put forward by the European Commission, especially regarding the regional dimension.
Anna Huttunen is manager of the CitiCAP project (Citizens’ cap-and-trade co-created), a project funded by the EU Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) 2nd Call, Urban Mobility theme (2018-2020), implemented in the city of Lahti (Finland).