[Europe in Action] Inaugural piloting of an Educational Module – Watch the Replay!


[Europe in Action] Inaugural piloting of an Educational Module – Watch the Replay!

03 May 2022

On 20th April, Knowledge Centre for Sport & Physical Activity Netherlands hosted the inaugural piloting of an Educational Module in The Hague – the European capital of sport.

As part of Europe in Action Project, a total of 13 non-formal Educational Modules have been developed as a free and accessible tool for the Sport for All community. Each module will provide practical knowledge to better succeed at promoting HEPA and Sport for All as well as empower all stakeholders across the Sport for All Movement.  

Of the 13 modules, “Active Cities” was piloted through this first 'Active Meeting', bringing together participants from various EU regions, member states, professional environments and sectors–specifically targeting stakeholders from various levels and status to foster the creation of cross-sectorial cooperation and alliances in European and national Sport for All policy delivery.

The event was free for everyone and proceeded through a hybrid format, using either zoom or in person attendance, and managed to gather participants from over 42 countries.

Watch the video replay below or on YouTube:

Moderated by Dorien Dijk and Jacqueline Kronenburg, Knowledge Centre for Sport & Physical Activity, Netherlands, the morning session started off with with an opening words from Krista Schofield, project leader of The Hague, European Sport Capital 2022.

The opening was followed by a keynote from Paulo Rocha, Europe in Action project partner representing the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth. He led an interactive session, sharing key insights on opportunities and challenges of Urbanization, significance of the city setting, then further exploring into Active City strategy.

Workshop speakers:

  • The Hague, European Capital of Sports 2022 - Peter van Veen, Director Sport, City of The Hague
  • EU Sport Policy - Michael Serneels, Senior Policy Advisor, European Commission/SHARE Initiative 
  • Rotterdam on its way to 'Global Active City' - Wendeline van Lier, Strategic Policy Officer, City of Rotterdam
  • Active Design and the Role of Technology -Sanne de Vries, Director Centre of Expertise Health Innovation at Hague University of Applied Science

TAFISA would like to once again thank all the speakers for their enlightening contributions and all participants for their enthusiasm and constructive questions.

Make sure you stay up to date with TAFISA’s news to learn about the upcoming workshops in the series!