Start date: Jan 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2018
The overall objective of the project is to build capacity in civil society organisations to engage in active advocacy for the implementation of the EU PA GuidelinesThe European Partners are umbrella organisations with experience in advocacy on the EU level. They will, in turn, engage with their member associations (National Project Partners and beyond) to deliver capacity building, alliance creation and specific advocacy interventions on national and local levels.Specific objectives and their related activities:A) To build the knowledge base for active advocacy for the implementation of PA guidelines 1- Determining the actual level of progress in implementing the EU PA guidelines in 5 selected EU countries in cooperation with the national HEPA focal points. 2- Compiling good practices in the field of advocacy for physical activity among participating organisations and beyond through desk research from past projects, other alliances and relevant literature3- Commissioning pilot reports in Poland, Bulgaria and France, establishing an evidence base for active advocacy for PA promotion. These pilot researches will allow international comparison and will be adaptable to different settings (see more below)B) To build capacities in participating organisations to engage in active advocacy4- Developing relevant tools and resources to facilitate the advocacy work of all involved organisations. 5- Conducting knowledge-sharing and training seminars/workshops C) To test the validity and quality of the proposed tools and capacities6- Establishing cross-sector PA advocacy alliances on national and local level 7-Delivery of advocacy interventionsD) Widening the impact of the project8-Developing a webinar series on HEPA policy advocacy9-Dissemination and exploitation of the project results.
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