As the world’s population living in urban areas is predicted to jump from 55% nowadays to 68% by 2050, the role of the city setting in tackling physical inactivity is growing. Cities are the places where people increasingly live, learn, play and work. If they are inactive cities, it’s game over. We must re-think the ways sport and physical activity are delivered, and the way cities are planned to ensure a broad access to all – placing the human at the centre.
This is a shared responsibility, which involves municipalities, national and regional governments, the Olympic and Sport Movement, NGOs and businesses alike. Triple AC – Active Cities, Active Communities, Active Citizens is built upon TAFISA’s and the Liverpool John Moores University’s long-standing experience in the field of Active Cities since 2012, and gathers a range of initiatives, programmes and events that can be developed and implemented by stakeholders at all levels – initiating a change of paradigm in the delivery of Sport for All and physical activity.
Based on two pillars, Triple AC offers diverse solutions to act at the level of the city setting and increase participation in Sport for All and physical activity:
Triple AC Webinars
Keep updated about state-of-the-art Active City information, delivered by experts in different themes, and share your own good practices! The Triple AC webinars will from early 2021 regularly be regularly held on selected topic of relevance e.g. Active Schools, Active Mobility, Active Workplace, etc.
Stay tuned! More information to come soon.
Triple AC Capacity Building Workshops
Our teams are available all year-round to help you kick-start and develop your Active City policies, initiatives and strategies – either at local or national level! If you do not know what to do, why you should do it, where to start, or simply wish to receive professional support, check out and host our capacity-building workshop, available in-person or online!
Developed in partnership with the Think Tank Sport and Citizenship and with the support of the European Union, the PACTE Matrix is an interactive online tool that can be used by any city worldwide to develop its own Action Plan to promote physical activity in the city setting.
Active City Innovation
Developed in partnership with the Innovationsmanufaktur, Technical University Munich and with the support of the German Ministry of Education and Research, Active City Innovation will provide you soon with guidelines, workshops and resources within an innovation hub to support you engage in Innovation processes to foster joy of movement within the city setting.
Global Active City Label
Are you motivated in creating a long-lasting and holistic change within your city and in your citizens’ life? Follow the guidelines of our ISO-compatible standard, developed in partnership with Evaleo and with the initial support of the IOC, get audited and receive the Global Active City Label!
TAFISA World Walking Day – 24h Around the Globe
Join in a global virtual relay linking all timezones of the globe! Through this event, which takes place every year on the first weekend of October, you can activate your citizens through any active mobility scheme – be it walking, running, cycling, climbing, skating or canoeing, and support your local communities while being part of a global campaign.
TAFISA World Challenge Day
Challenge your own community or city against others worldwide by getting as many citizens active as possible on the last Wednesday of May every year, and wind this friendly competition!
You are organising Sport for All and physical activity programmes and events, and would like to add value to them and receive TAFISA’s recognition and support? Apply for patronage and receive our “Recognised Event” label.
Because it is so important to acknowledge role models, every two years TAFISA rewards local governments, municipalities and stakeholders that have developed innovative and sustainable good practices.
Discover and apply for our Awards!
A STRONG NETWORK OF PARTNERS
The Triple AC programmes and events were developed over time with a diversity of partners and experts including IOC, European Union, Liverpool John Moores University, Evaleo, Sport and Citizenship, and numerous cities such as Liverpool (UK), Tampere (Finland), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Hamburg (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Lillehammer (Norway), Richmond BC (Canada), Gaborone (Botswana), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and Lausanne (Switzerland). Their expertise, altogether with TAFISA’s ideal positioning and experience with cities and national/regional organisations, will be mobilized to serve all stakeholders willing to take part in one or the other Triple AC Initiative.
TAFISA and the Liverpool John Moores University are available to consult any city or stakeholder interested in starting an Active City journey. Whether it is with baby steps or a big bang, we will be able to devise recommendations and direct you to programmes, events and bespoke support that are adapted to your needs and realities. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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