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ALCIS 2 in detail

Context - Tackling physical inactivity among young Europeans

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The fact – Alarming figures related to the real pandemic of physical inactivity in the Europe:

  • 1 out of 5 children is affect by overweight or obesity in Europe
  • European children spend only 5% of their school-time in physical activities
  • Less than 10% of them meet the WHO recommendations on physical activity

Sport has a positive effect on children’s cognitive functions such as memory, attention, concentration and participation in classes. The European Union and the European fitness sector recognise that more can be done to promote the benefits of health enhancing physical activity among young Europeans.

In light of the declining physical participation levels, the European Commission has launched in 2015 the European Week of Sport, an initiative to promote sport and physical activities in the European Union.

Description - The ALCIS 2 project

The impact of the Active Learning for Children in School project – better known as ALCIS 1 – has been outstanding, outnumbered its own target of 5000 children, by encouraging 8000 children in five European countries to be more active.

Based on the pilot action ALCIS 1, the ALCIS 2 project encourages children to reflect about different lifestyle choices in relation to physical activity, stress management and overall wellbeing with the aim for a long-term impact. The project combines fun-orientated exercise classes with educational material on lifestyle issues. This pedagogical tool is based on a methodology that not only provides information, but also teaches life skills such as critical thinking, goal-setting and self-analysis. This way, young people are empowered to make and implement their own lifestyle choices. The aim of ALCIS is to encourage children, their relatives and friends to live healthy and exercise regularly.

A special feature of ALCIS 2 will be a pilot intervention with asylum seeker children from two reception centers in Brussels.

The ALCIS 2 delivery partners

The ALCIS 2 is coordinated by EuropeActive (EU/BE) at its Brussels office, in cooperation with:

  • eurMind – BE
  • Sport-Ionad Reiguinach Chorcai Teo / Ireland Active – IE
  • The Wellness Foundation – IT
  • Lithuanian Association of Health and Fitness Clubs (LSKA – Lietuvos Sveikatingumo Klubų Asociacija) – LT
  • Fit!vak branche organisatie erkende sport-en bewegingscentra – NL
  • Ukactive – UK
  • The Polish Fitness Association of Employers (PZPF) – PL
  • Českà Komoa Fitness – CZ
  • Fundación vida activa saludable - ES
  • Almega friskvårdsföretagen – SE
  • Agence fédérale pour l’acceuil des demandeurs d’asile (Fedasil) – BE

Timing

ALCIS 2 project duration: May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017

  • 1st May 2016: start of the ALCIS 2 project
  • May – August 2016: accelerated programme and ensure that the teaching materials are designed, printed and dispatched throughout the delivery partners
  • 13st September 2016: Education focus day during the 2016 European Week of sport – start of the ALCIS 2 action
  • September – October: 4-weeks action during which the children participate in fun-based group exercise classes, with the support of well-prepared educational material
  • November 2016 – April 2017: 3 follow-up activities to refresh lessons learned
  • April 2017: submission of the final report to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Finances

Cost of the Action: 238,240 EUR
Maximum grant awarded: 190,560 EUR


ALCIS 2 Materials

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Physical Activity Planners

  1. Belgium - click here to view
  2. Czech Republic - click here to view
  3. Ireland - click here to view
  4. Italy - click here to view
  5. Lithuania - click here to view
  6. Netherlands - click here to view
  7. Poland - click here to view
  8. Spain - click here to view
  9. Sweden - click here to view
  10. United Kingdom - click here to view

Physical Activity Planners - Teacher Guide

  1. Belgium - click here to view
  2. Czech Republic - click here to view
  3. Ireland - click here to view
  4. Italy - click here to view
  5. Lithuania - click here to view
  6. Netherlands - click here to view
  7. Poland - click here to view
  8. Spain - click here to view
  9. Sweden - click here to view
  10. United Kingdom - click here to view

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