PASS Project: Promoting physical activity in Europe

Monday, March 5, 2018

The PASS Project - Physical Activity Serving Society Project, inspired by the Design to Move campaign, has for main goal to propose political and strategic actions in order to promote physical activity in Europe. 

The PASS Project is carried out by Sport & Citoyenneté and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

"the starting point of the reflexion is an alarming situation: levels of physical inactivity have reached an unprecedented peak in Europe. Indeed, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey on Sport and Physical Activity, 42% of EU citizens do not engage in physical activity at all." (


The project was built in three stages, each of them with different objectives. First of all, document and analyse European data on the scale, costs and consequences of the physical inactivity crisis in Europe. Then, use the research to raise awareness of the physical activity crisis decision makers and the need to make HEPA more of a political priority. Finally, to engage change-makers in critical sectors to show how HEPA can benefit their work and help solve the challenges faced in these areas.

Active Cities

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Active Schools

Discover what Maxime Leblanc has to say on implementing and improving physical activity in schools.

From an early age, individuals are becoming more and more sedentary, even at school. This lifestyle results in a loss of aerobic fitness and running capabilities while physcial activity has positive impacts on academic performance. 

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Find out the data collected on physical inactivity during the last three years. 

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