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, aims 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 (how to access the most people in the most effective way).

  • Tailored recommendations for continuous improvement for participating cities.
  • To develop and deliver a communication campaign targeting municipalities in Europe.

The communication campaign will be 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 is to provide a blueprint for creating active cities, whatever their size and wherever in Europe they may be.

The project runs from January 2018 to December 2020.