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Global Active City introductory workshop

Global Active City introductory workshop

How can we motivate politicians, local services and residents to create active cities? The Active Well-being Initiative (AWI) will host a workshop for cities and national sports bodies committed to increasing participation in physical activity and sport for all.


Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:00


United Kingdom

The event in Liverpool, UK from 7 to 9 March 2018 will offer the chance to hear from active cities experts who are already on track to creating a Global Active City in their neighbourhoods. The AWI is a new NGO helping cities to improve residents’ lives by promoting sport, physical activity and well-being.

Liverpool started its Active City programme in 2005 and since 2015 has been one of the AWI’s pilot city partners. When the Liverpool Active City initiative started, the city was bottom of the eight largest cities in England (outside of London) in terms of participation in physical activity. The most recent figures have shown that the city is now fourth, and is on track to reach its target of being the most active city in England by 2021.

John Marsden, former head of Liverpool Active City, has been seconded by Liverpool City Council to Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and the AWI to share his knowledge and experience with other cities as Global Active City Director. He said: “We invite managers of municipal authorities and national governing bodies of sport to take part in this workshop to start out on the path towards achieving long-lasting behavioural change and gaining international recognition as a Global Active City.”

Participation is 350€ per person (including two nights at the 4* Jurys Inn Liverpool hotel, breakfasts, lunches and one dinner). The working language will be English.

The registration deadline is 17 February 2018. For more information see the AWI website. 

There are already 11 participants signed up from five cities. For the latest news, follow @AWBInitiative on Twitter.

By taking part in the workshop you will discover how working towards the Global Active City label can enable you and your city to:

  • Understand the Active Well-being Initiative model and process.
  • Receive assistance to build your unique city strategy.
  • Analyse successful case studies from pilot cities.
  • Learn how to adopt and implement evidence-based practices in all aspects of your Global Active City work.
  • Learn how to make better use of financial and staff resources.
  • Raise the profile around the world of your city’s or country’s physical activity and sport for all work.
  • Prepare your city for the future, making it fit, successful and more attractive to visitors and residents.
  • Improve the quality of life of your community with more active, healthier and happier citizens.

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