European Collaborative Partnership on Sport and Health Enhancing Physical Activity (EPHEPA)

What is the aim of EPHEPA?

EPHEPA is an EU-funded project aimed at supporting the implementation of EU policies in the areas of sport and health enhancing physical activity (HEPA). To achieve this aim, intersectoral and multidisciplinary working meetings will be initiated for all relevant organisations and actors within and outside the sports sector, including health, education, transport, urban planning and other sectors. Participants will mainly be public institutions and policy makers at national and European level. EPHEPA enables an exchange of best available evidence and innovative practices in different countries and policy sectors. Particular attention will also be paid to the aspect of social equal opportunities.

How is EPHEPA structured?

EPHEPA is divided into three work packages:

  • Work Package 1 – Workshop on Sport and Health Promoting Physical Activity (HEPA)
  • Work Package 2 – Implementing the EU Guidelines on Physical Activity: Practice, Challenges and Examples
  • Work package 3 – National strategies to promote sport and physical activity: examples of good practice

The cooperation of the ISS focuses in particular on work package 2. The central objectives of this work package are:

  • The organisation of workshops to facilitate knowledge transfer between politics, science and implementation.
  • The implementation of new case studies and the production of materials to support the dissemination of the EU Guidelines on the Promotion of Physical Activity.
  • To identify successful approaches and remaining challenges for the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines.

Further questions

If you have any questions, the project staff will be happy to answer them by telephone or in person.

Brief overview

Period: 2016-2017
Project manager: Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten
Project collaborators: Dr. Karim Abu-Omar, Sven Messing
Sponsor: European Commission
Project partners: University Oxford, University Zürich, University Porto, University Zagreb, University of Lisbon, UKK Research Institute for Health Promotion Tampere