To conduct a Europe-wide representative survey of municipalities’ physical activity policies and practices, the project PACTE, which stands for Promoting Active Cities Through Europe, aimed to:

  • Identify the status of municipalities physical activity policies across Europe
  • Investigate gaps in policy and practice
  • Create a matrix for change for Active Cities which we would be based on an evidence-based rating and evaluation process, focusing on building the relationship between the established key success areas and targeted population engagement
  • Tailored recommendations for continuous improvement for participating cities
  • To develop and deliver a communication campaign targeting municipalities in Europe

The communication campaign was accompanied by online resources with the objective:

  • to support municipalities in the development of physical activity policies
  • to support municipalities in the delivery of physical activity policies

The purpose of the project was to provide a blueprint for creating active cities, whatever their size and wherever in Europe they may be.


The project ran from January 2018 to December 2020.