Ireland Active was delighted to take part in a two-year project with Europe Active on National Fitness Day. The project was run through the European Week of Sport (EWoS) and focused on the development of physical activity in number of non-EU programme countries.
Ireland Active was partnered with TAKT (North Macedonia) over the length of this project and it allowed both countries to enhance and develop National Fitness Day (NFD). It gave Ireland Active the opportunity to reflect on NFD and how to strengthen its relationships with new and existing stakeholders. The project has created a strong bond between Ireland Active & TAKT and other partnering countries.
1. Promoting the EWoS and HEPA in the non-EU countries by running an effective National Fitness Day campaign in these countries
2. Reinforcing the grassroots sport network in each of the non-EU countries and raising the awareness of HEPA at their national level
3. Promoting of EU values through fitness in the partner countries (ref art.2 TEU)
4. Promoting the National Fitness Day concept throughout Europe (beyond the partnership)
Multiplier Sport events:
Each buddying pair will hold an annual, technical meeting to discuss the progress that has been made with the National Fitness Day campaign and to review the detailed plan and resourcing needed for its delivery during the EWoS. The meeting will be organised in the country of the non-EU partner and will be followed by a seminar, the National Stakeholders Seminar, about physical activity promotion with stakeholders invited from across the fitness and recreational sport sectors including representatives from adjoining countries.