‘Workplace Active Certification’ project set in motion
The Workplace Active Certification project (WAC) held its first partner meeting on February 4-5, 2020, in Paris at France’s National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance (INSEP).
Led by the European Federation of Company Sport (EFCS), the WAC project will run for 36 months, until December 2022, under the Erasmus+ Sport Programme. The project’s main objective is to encourage and promote sport and physical activity (SPA) participation in and around the workplace, thus acting as a direct follow-up project to the European Meetings of Company Sport (EMoCS) that just ended in December 2019. The EMoCS project enabled to establish that there is a general interest to develop and promote SPA in and around the workplace. Hence, WAC seeks to offer regulation of SPA promotion within companies, while also incentivising those that can do more, and finally rewarding those proving to be best practices. These elements all come to the creation of the ‘Workplace Active Certification’ for companies across Europe.
A cross-sectoral approach is depicted the composition of the project consortium: French Federation of Company Sport (FFSE), Slovenia Olympic Committee), Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI, BE), Evaleo (CH), Artevekdehogeschool (BE), University of Copenhagen (DK), Chamber of Commerce of Corinth (GR), the Maltese Parliamentary Secretary for Youths, Sports and Voluntary Organisations, and Sport and Citizenship Think tank (FR).
WAC will include a research stage to assist the defining of the label’s criteria, pilot tests and auditor trainings, and annual public events to take place within the European Week of Sport.