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The European Network for Action on Ageing and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA) is committed
to improving the health, wellbeing and independence of older people throughout Europe by
the promotion of evidence-based physical activity.
The goal of EUNAAPA’s work package 6 is to engage policy makers, providers and
professionals as well as representatives of older people in a discourse about policy
rationales and windows of opportunity for the development/implementation of policies in the
area of physical activity promotion among older people.

In November 2007, the EUNAAPA Partners in each participating country were asked to
enlist potentially relevant policy makers with the aid of a sampling Matrix, and after that the
EUNAAPA Partners conducted a brief screening of the selected policy makers by phone
with the aid of a short screening questionnaire. The resulting data have been submitted to
the leader of work package 6 (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) for a brief evaluation of
expert screening, selection of workshop participants, development of a workshop strategy
in cooperation with WP leader, preparation of national workshop. In February/March 2008
each participating country conducted its own national workshop.
The present document is a national report on WP6 and consists of two main parts: the
analysis of the data collected in the mini phone survey and a summary and critical
assessment of the national workshop.






The EU-sponsored IMPALA project aims to identify, implement, and disseminate good practice in the planning, financing, building, and managing of local infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity.

The project’s main concern are sports and recreational facilities for leisure-time physical activity (e.g. gyms, swimming-pools, sports fields). Additionally, it will deal with opportunities for leisure-time physical activity, such as recreational areas (e.g. parks, beaches) and playgrounds.

IMPALA will assist in concerting efforts for the development of local infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity in EU member states, thus helping to reduce inequalities in access to infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity within and across nations.




In recent years, a large number of programmes geared at promoting physical activity for older people has been develop. However, there is a general imbalance between the development of action and programmes and their utilisation.




The EU-sponsored PASEO project intends to improve the implementation of programmes for the promotion of physical activity among sedentary older people by helping build the necessary policy capacities in 15 European nations.