This project aims to increase sports practice and physical activity of citizens by taking advantage of cultural heritage resources and is co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus + Sport program. The implementation period runs from January 2021 to June 2023.
The consortium is coordinated by Tempo Livre (Portugal) whose mission is to implement the project. SPACHE involves six countries in the European Union - Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovenia represented by nine entities - the Tempo Livre, who coordinates the project (Portugal) and the other collaborative partners: Guimarães City Hall (Portugal), Gargnano Commune (Italy), Alto Garda Volleyball (Italy), IRS- Institute for Social Research (Italy), Olympic Committee of Slovenia –Association of Sports Federations OCS-ASF (Slovenia), Tafisa - The Association For International Sport for All (Germany), Sport Fryslân (Netherlands) and Sport et Citoyenneté (France).
In addition to promoting physical activity, the SPACHE project also aims to strengthen cultural participation, the feeling of local and European identity, and promote active and sustainable mobility.
The partner entities that are part of SPACHE have recognized work in the field of sport, promotion of physical activity, culture and heritage, in addition to a long experience in the management of public policies and social research.
Cultural heritage as a lever to enhance sport and physical activity is the starting point of SPACHE. The consortium will carry out research in partner countries with a view to presenting an action model and good practices. Based on the conclusions of the study, and through participatory processes, the project partners will design and implement four pilot programs in four of the participating countries (Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, the Netherlands).
The pilot programs provide for actions focusing on cultural heritage as a territory for new uses such as regular non-competitive physical and sporting activities, including, among others, guided hikes on historical routes or gymnastics in cultural spaces.
SPACHE will assess the social impacts of the pilot programs and, based on perceptions and knowledge acquired throughout the project, partners will create educational modules (for example, workshops, webinars) and operational tools, such as manuals (for training instructors, teachers, guides). These supports will be widely disseminated in order to raise the awareness of the community and policy makers, in Europe and in each of the partner countries, so that they consider cultural and historical heritage as a territory where physical activity and sport for all and not competitive can also develop.
The SW-UP Sport for Women in Urban Places project was developed between 2018 and 2019, as part of a project co-financed by the European Union's Erasmus + program, and had the Guimarães City Council and the Tempo Livre as partner entities.
The SW-UP project's mission was part of the European policies to promote female participation in sport and physical activity, and paid particular attention to the barriers that women face, namely in urban environments looking for, through knowledge produced throughout the program, make them more accessible, safe and friendly to sports.
This project included sporting events, seminars and awareness-raising lectures that sought community involvement, social inclusion, equal opportunities and an awareness of the importance of physical activity in improving the health of all, particularly women.
The SW-UP Sport for Women in Urban Places consortium involved as partners ALDA - European Association for Local Democracy (Strasbourg, France), the project's coordinating entity, the IRS- Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (Milan, Italy), the City Council Guimarães (Guimarães, Portugal), the Tempo Livre (Guimarães, Portugal), the Comune di Corbetta (Corbetta, Italy), the “Polisportiva Corbetta” association (Corbetta, Italy), the Ajuntament de Granollers (Granollers, Spain), the Mulier Instituut - Centrum Voor Sociaal-Wetens (Utrecht, Netherlands), the municipality of Ramnicu Sarat (Romania) and the city of Sofia - European Capital of Sport (Sofia, Bulgaria).
FLOT is a project co-financed by the European Commission and coordinated by TAFISA - The Association For International Sport for All, and aims to train a new generation of young European and African women who currently work (or are volunteers) in Sport for All. Endowing them with the tools, knowledge, experiences and guidance necessary to lead this global movement that, among other scourges, combats inactivity and inactivity, is another objective.
Paula Nogueira (superior technique of Tempo Livre and current Director of the Sport Studies Center of Guimarães) and Alexandra Gonçalves (futsal player at GTeam and Nursing student) are the Portuguese present in the project, to which is joined Irineia Gabriel (telecommunications engineer, university professor in Angola, and with extensive experience as an athlete and sports manager). Selected for their leadership skills and work done, they make up one of the 12 trios selected by the FLOT coordinating committee.
Through a comprehensive international mobility and mentoring program, young candidates for future leaders of the global Sport for All movement will be guided by a group of mentors with a view to their training for leadership.
The 11 mentors, from seven countries in Africa and Europe (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal and France), were selected based on their vast knowledge, experience and successes achieved with activities, projects and initiatives that are part of the spirit of the global movement Sport for All.
Each mentor is responsible for the personalized guidance of two young women, one African, the other European, and within the scope of the FLOT project, each of the 9 mentoring trios will develop innovative projects with practical application. The 20 young people selected are from nine African countries (Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Essuatini, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho) and four European countries (Slovenia, Portugal, United Kingdom and Germany).
Individual projects will need to address one of the 12 topics of the TAFISA 2030 Mission: For a better world through Sport for All, a guiding document for a global strategy to combat the worldwide epidemic of physical inactivity and which calls for the mobilization of all so that, with their example and intervention, they are part of the movement for change for a better world.
Peace, development and partnerships, Gender equity, Education, Social inclusion, Exercise and sport literacy, active cities, environment, cultural heritage and diversity, governance, leadership and integrity, community and volunteering, health and well-being, impact economic and volunteering, are the topics that make up the Tafisa 2030 Mission.
Through a comprehensive global mobility and mentoring scheme, participants will have the opportunity to develop personal, professional and technical skills, acquire new skills and knowledge through non-formal education, as well as enhance their future employability.
The presentation sessions took place in August and the first working meetings took place during the month of September. By December 2021 the individual projects will be completed and their dissemination is scheduled to take place during the 27th World Congress of TAFISA, which will be held in Portorož, Slovenia.
The FLOT project is developed by TAFISA - The Association for International Sport for All, which is joined by other partners such as the Association of Sports Federations (OCS-ASF), the European Sports Education Network (ENSE), the Slovenian Olympic Committee and the African Union Sport Council Region 5 (AUSC Region 5).
The PACTE project - Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe was launched in January 2018 thanks to the support of the European Commission's Erasmus + Program and ran over a period of 36 months.
Through this project and with the help of the experience of all its partners (among others, the city of Liverpool, ECF- European Cyclists' Federation, EFCS- European Federation for Company Sport, EUPEA- European Physical Education Association, ICSSPE- International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and TAFISA- The Association For International Sport for All), workshops were promoted and a Think tank at the initiative of the Sport and Citizenship association. These actions were carried out in order to create a strategic orientation matrix to make European cities more active.
Considering the municipal perspective in the creation of Active Cities, the Tempo Livre was invited to participate in all the workshops of the Think Tank for his experience in implementing policies to promote physical activity and sport for all.
The work carried out by PACTE resulted in:
• Conducting a survey at European level to check with the municipalities the practices and policies for promoting physical activity;
• The creation of a strategic orientation matrix - Active Cities
• A communication and dissemination campaign aimed at European municipalities, with a view to supporting initiatives and good practices