Park(ing) Day for Fitness webinar to officially kick off the interventions all around Europe in September!

By BgBeActive

On 1 September, BG Be Active and Placemaking Europe teams gathered around 40 participants from 15 countries in Europe to present the Park(ing) Day for Fitness concept and help them plan future interventions on parking spots in September this year.

The webinar started with the overview of the project and overall idea behind Park(ing) Day for Fitness by Vlad Fedorov from BG Be Active. Anna Louise Bradley from Placemaking Europe continued with an in-depth explanation of the connection between urban spaces and physical activity citing research in PARK project and presented the Park(ing) Day for Fitness Manual available in English, French, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, and Dutch.

Right after the project partners from Bulgaria, Romania, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, and France revealed their plans for the Park(ing) Day for Fitness interventions (flagship events and p-spots) in September. Eventually, the participants had time to ask their questions on how to organise an intervention, what challenges could appear in the process, and how to engage public authorities.

If you did not manage to join the webinar, the full recording is available here.

Join the European Park(ing) Day for Fitness campaign by organising your intervention! Learn how to do it here.

The mission of the Park(ing) Day for Fitness events is to draw attention to the many (untapped) opportunities our cities offer for physical activity, the need for more outdoor spaces where people can exercise safely, and to provoke public debate on how to adapt in times of crisis and improve the quality of the urban environment. The project also aims to highlight the urban features of public spaces in modern cities, specifically parking spaces, and how they can contribute to promoting physical activity.

Park(ing) day for Fitness is funded by the European Union. The project coordinator is BG Be Active, and the other partner organizations are Placemaking Europe, Association Sport for all Suceava (AJSPT Suceava), V4 SPORT FOUNDATION, Azur Sport Sante, and XsentrikArts. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EACEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Posted on 02/09/2022 by BgBeActive