Malta Active

Malta Active
Malta Active




Between 200-300

Led by SPORTMALTA the National Coordinating Body for the European Week of Sport, together with National sport clubs and organisations, Malta is backing the 2016 European Week of Sport, which aims to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to be active. Surveys show that levels of physical inactivity in Malta and across Europe are on the increase, with a negative impact on people’s health and well-being, as well as on the economy. The European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey shows that in Malta 52% of people never or seldom exercise or play sport. This compares with a European average of 59%. The European Week of Sport, a Europe-wide initiative of the European Commission, was created to help address the issue of physical inactivity by encouraging the widest possible audience to be active. It focuses on boosting physical activity in four specific areas: the educational environment, the workplace, outdoors and in sport clubs and fitness centres.

Highlighted as a good practice:
Focusing on the needs of every target group will lead to concrete and measurable results. Kids and young people need different approach than working or active ageing people. When creating focused events, the outreach will be higher. Events like this can be organized by sport organizations or municipalities.

Occupation: Student , Working

Location: City, Small village

Age: Kid , Youth, Adult