The ALCIS 2 project - How to get 20,000 children active!
- May 31, 2016
In 2015 EuropeActive was running successfully a European-funded project to encourage children to reflect about different lifestyle choices in relation to physical activity, stress management and overall wellbeing.
The European Commission appointed EuropeActive to carry-out the second annual project ALCIS 2. As part of the 2016 European Week of Sport - supported by the European Commission, ALCIS 2 will start during the focus day on education and be running in 10 EU countries (BE, CZ, ES, IE, IT, LT, NL, PL, SE, and UK).
Watch our video on the promotion of ALCIS 2 project; click here
Based on the successful action of ALCIS 1, the new ALCIS 2
- encourages schoolchildren aged 8 to 12 years to be active.
- provides with the pupils witha combination of fun-based exercise classes, 4-week education programme and additional follow-up activities during one school year.
- will involve up to 180 community-based sport/fitness centres to deliver fun-orientated exercise classes in cooperation with their local schools.
- is expected to directly benefit 20,000 children.
A special feature of ALCIS 2 will be a pilot intervention with asylum seekers’ children who are now living in Brussels. Physical activity is seen as an essential ingredient for healthy growth and development for all children, and that these good habits can be taken into adulthood.
The project concludes with a guide on good practice that can be used by other grass roots sport organisations and the action is intentioned to be “scaled-up” for ALCIS 3 and beyond.
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Watch our video on the successful ALCIS 1 project; click here
Watch the interview with Commissioner Tibor Navracsics; click here
For further details on our ALCIS 1 project; click here
For further details on the European Week of Sport; click here