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Three Sports Club for Health events (SCforH)

Three Sports Club for Health (SCforH) events in September attended by >180 participants

In September 2022, three events were organised as part of the third International Sports Club for Health (SCforH) project entitled “Creating mechanisms for continuous implementation of the Sports Club for Health guidelines in the European Union”.

A symposium titled Sports Club for Health (SCforH) approach: evidence on importance and examples of implementation activities was held in Nice, France, on September 1, 2022, as part of the HEPA Europe Conference. It was attended by >40 participants.



The International Conference for Sports Associations and Clubs: Improving Health Through Sport was held in Zagreb, Croatia, on September 22, 2022, at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology.

The Conference brought together approximately 130 participants from sports clubs and associations, government institutions, science, and higher education. It included six invited lectures, a panel discussion with leading Croatian experts in sports promotion, and SCforH workshop, followed by a lunch for the attendees and an informal exchange of experiences.


On September 23, 2022, the 5th SCforH Project Team Meeting was held at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology. Sixteen Project Members attended the Meeting and discussed about the progress of a range of activities within the project.



The organisation of the three events has been generously supported and co-funded by the European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) through an Erasmus+ Collaborative partnerships grant. The latest information about the SCforH project and symposia can be found on the SCforH website and twitter profile.


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2nd from left prof. Danijel Jurakic, on his left prof. Zeljko Pedisic

Erasmus+ program Sports Club for Health (SCforH) kicks off officially


The European Federation for Company Sport is very active in various areas. One of these areas are the Erasmus+ programs EFCS. Four programs were or are led by EFCS, in 4 others EFCS is a partner.
In the latter category, the ScforH program was launched in Zagreb on the 7th of February 2020. The first meeting was held in the premises of the Faculty of Kinesiology in the presence of several Croatian sport federations and public authorities. This project led by the Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Zagreb gathers a consortium of 18 partners from all over Europe and even beyond.


SCforH working team

The aim is to create mechanisms for continuous implementation of the Sports Club for Hea

lth guidelines in the European Union. The overarching objective of this project is to increase participation in sport and HEPA in EU by encouraging sports clubs and associations to implement SCforH principles in their activities.


The 3 year SCforH project is in fact the logical outcome of an idea that originated in 2008 by our former board member Jorma Savola and the Croatian prof. Stjepan Heimer. Since, a SCforH working group has been operating as part of the European Network for the Promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (WHO/HEPA Europe) and has produced in 2011 the first book of SCforH guidelines and in 2017 an updated version. What is the role of EFCS?

What is the role of EFCS?

EFCS will help realising following goals:
1. Developing the SCforH online learning tool based on the experience gained from successful SCforH initiatives
a. Identify examples of good practices
b. Select the most relevant information about SCforH movement, principles and implementation strategies
c. Create a database of SCforH initiatives
d. Develop SCforH online learning tool
2. Providing training on SCforH principles and implementation strategies to representatives of sport associations and sports clubs in Europe
a. Update the database of sport associations
b. Encourage sport associations to complete the SCforH online learning course
c. Encourage sport associations to disseminate the SCforH online learning tool
d. Conduct a survey among sport associations

List of partners :

1. Institute of Sport Science, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria
2. Physical Activity, Sports & Health Research Group, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
3. Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
4. Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Finland
5. Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
6. Finish Olympic Committee
7. The Sports Faculty, University of Lorraine, France
8. German Gymnastics Association
9. Hungarian School, University and Leisure Sport Federation
10. Department of Sport and Health Science, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
11. Gaelic Athletic Association, Ireland
12. Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia
13. School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden



EMoCS - European Meetings of Company Sport - is the latest European project EFCS will conduct with several partners under the impulsion of Erasmus + and EWoS - European Week of Sport.

"59% of EU citizens do not have sufficient level of physical activity" - Eurobarometer 2014

EMoCS aims to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, an equal access to, sport for all and more over in the workplace.

EMoCS also strives to pass on concrete inputs and contributions to create other initiatives such as a label or certificate for European companies.


Raise awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity within or around the workplace
Identify and provide private and public decision makers concrete tools and solutions to support company sport development
Create a certification framework for an Active Workplace Label (AWL)

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