Sport, Health, Environment

Journal n°28, by the Think tank Sport and Citizenship

 Adapting to a changing world- it sounds like a slogan, but it sums up the challenge facing the world of sport today. With longer life spans, more leisure time, energy transition, towns spreading outwards, new technologies and so on, our societies are already experiencing the impact of certain trends on our daily life and this means that all the stakeholders, both public and private, need to imagine the sport of tomorrow with a new eye.

This forward-looking vision will have to tackle the questions of health and the environment. These two notions, which we have decided to look at together in the special focus, redefine how we practise; how we look at and how we use sport.

When people who do sport are asked about their motives, one of the reasons most often given is health and pursuit of well-being. It is a thriving market, with new things happening every day. As levels of physical activity are still well below WHO recommendations, promoting sport-health is also a major issue for governments and a potential source of development for the sport movement.

A healthy body on a healthy planet. Even if most sports and physical activities take place in the natural environment, it is obviously not only up to the sport sector to protect it.

Sport, like any other sphere of activity must take its place in this debate and adapt the way it works, its organisation and its activities to this global challenge.

Table of Contents:

Pespectives- EU News

Alain Cadec, Member of the European Parliament.

Graziano Delrio, Council of the European Union.

Special Feature –Sport, Health, Environment  

 “Eurobarometer: Keep trying!”

Sabine Chavinier-Réla, Jurisport.

  “The British Association for Sustainable Sport- BASIS”

Russell seymour, BASIS.

 “We need to think about how sporting events are organised” 

Didier Lehénaff, SVPlanète.

 “The economic impact of outdoor recreation” 

Mike McClure, Sport Northern Ireland.

 “Health and Outdoor Sports”

Francis Gaillard, French Ministry of town, youth and sport.

 “The sports ground- a vital link in the value and sustainable development chain in sport”

Xavier Parenteau, Consortium Stade de France.

 “Changing behaviour” 

Sandrine Guyot, Avenir Green.

 “Urban mobility, public health and active travel”

Peter Staelens, Eurocities.

 “Create opportunities for change in communities” 

Rob Hopkins, Transition Network.

Sport and Citizenship in action

Results from the Feasability Study on Mobility in Sport

Sport and Health in Europe”  the fith work in the Sport and Citizenship collection!

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