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Active cities and urban agenda: Creating the conditions for physically active citizens

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Active cities and urban agenda: Creating the conditions for physically active citizens

Sport and Citizenship (Sport et Citoyennete) are holding an event during the European Week of Sport to push for the inclusion of physical activity as part of the EU urban agenda.

Date

09/11/2015 00:00

Location

Brussels, Belgium

This event will provide a strategic framework for action to promote physical activity (PA) in Europe and includes a dimension on “cities and municipal level”. Consequently, including PA as a sub-heading of the EU urban agenda would be a strong step forward in facilitating change, and promoting a more active and healthier lifestyle amongst the European population.

In the framework of the first European Week of Sport (EWoS), and in order to include physical activity as part of the EU urban agenda, Sport and Citizenship is organising a public roundtable at the Committee of the Regions.
Our objectives are multiple and match those of the EWoS:

  • Identify and highlight good practices in Europe, whilst singling out factors of success
  • Benefit from the EWoS momentum to show how active cities can be an asset for the population and the city itself
  • Explore opportunities to integrate physical activity as part of the “EU urban agenda”
  • Draw concrete and operational recommendations directed at: European institutions, national governments and cities

Programme
Official welcome
  • Roberto Pella, vice-president of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), member of the Committee of the Regions
  • Jonathan Hill, head of cabinet of European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission.

Introduction
  • Will Norman, global partnerships director, Global Community Impact, Nike (TBC)

Roundtable “Active Cities and Urban Agenda”

Moderated by Alexandre Mestre, Sport and Citizenship board member, former secretary of state for sport, government of Portugal:

  • Roberto Pella, vice-president of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), member of the Committee of the Regions
  • Johanna Rolland, president, EUROCITIES (TBC)
  • Anton Rombouts, mayor of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) and member of Sport and Citizenship’s board
  • Wolfgang Baumann, TAFISA secretary general
  • Emmanuel Foulon, spokesperson for the European Parliament’s Sport Intergroup
  • Renaud Lavillenie, 2012 London Olympics gold medallist, pole vault world record holder (TBC)

Conclusion
  • Alexandre Mestre, board member, former secretary of state for sport, government of Portugal

Active cities and urban agenda

Location: Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101 / Room JDE 52 Brussels, Belgium
Date: 11/09/2015
Time: 12.00 – 14.00
Contact: maxime.leblanc@sportetcitoyennete.com www.sportetcitoyennete.com


[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]

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