The report titled “Environments for physical activity in Europe: a review of evidence and examples of practice” produced as part of the SPAcE project has now been published. Led by the University of Oxford in collaboration with all partners, this first output of the SPAcE project summarises a set of data on the importance of increasing physical activity. It shows many examples of physical and social environments across the 8 partner countries (UK, Greece, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Latvia, Romania and Italy), that supports active lifestyles as well as guidance on how to address major challenges that will be faced by the partners in the various countries in order to implement and integrate active transport programmes (e.g. walking to school, using bicycles to go to work etc.) into EU public policies.
Project Coordinator, Professor Diane Crone from the University of Gloucestershire, declared:
The project will produce two more main results at the end of 2017:
- Guidance document ‘How to Create and Evaluate an UActivE’ including 5 case studies from partners.
- ‘How to’ guidance on measuring value of an UActivE, including a complementary media clip.