Towards a European Physical Activity and Sport Monitoring System


Towards a European Physical Activity and Sport Monitoring System

27 January 2020

The EUPASMOS (European Physical Activity and Sport Monitoring System) project, led by TAFISA member the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, is coming to a close, and TAFISA’s Junior Director Jean-Francois Laurent was invited to attend the consortium’s annual meeting on 22 – 24 January 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.
EUPASMOS is a two-year project jointly funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and participating European Union Member States. The aim of the EUPASMOS project is to implement a harmonised physical activity and sport monitoring system, through the development of an integrated and shared methodological process that will provide comparable, valid and reliable physical activity and sport participation data across EU Member States. This will support Member States, the European Commission, the WHO and other relevant organisations in the design, promotion, implementation and surveillance of effective, evidence-based physical activity and sport policies and strategies across Europe.

Following an initial period of comparing and testing of commonly used questionnaires for physical activity surveillance, a toolkit is currently being designed to assist European Member States implement this joint methodological process. Ultimately, it will also serve Local Government Areas measure the levels of physical activity in their constituencies. The system will also be adapted to be transferable to countries from other continents.

Stay tuned! The monitoring system and toolkit will be unveiled at an upcoming conference next June.