Welcome to the Summer School!

The University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Department of Sport Sciences invites international and national sport organisations, experts and stakeholders interested in active city planning, physical activities, neighbourhood sport facilities and infrastructure development to come to the capital of Central Finland. From 16th – 20th May 2016 the “Summer School for Stakeholders” will be held within the premises of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Keskussairaalantie 4 in 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland. By coming to Jyväskylä you have the possibility to meet many international experts, sport organisations, lecturers and stakeholders from all over Europe. 

Hereby the idea of IMPALA and the HEPA (health-enhancing physical activity)-programme shall be promoted by this conference. It is the aim to disseminate the valuable information presented during this week in order to give all participants a good knowledge to understand the a) EU physical activity guidelines, b) the focus of the European sport policy, c) HEPA policy, d) IMPALA guidelines and f) the European policy for sport facilities, especially regarding neighbourhood sport facilities. The latter one includes various viewpoints about such facilities, namely a) physical, b) social, c) functional, d) psychological and experienced, e) administrative (management, decision making) and f) economic (staff-based) aspects. The idea is to position international, national, regional and local sport organisations and stakeholders as the leading promoters of HEPA through sport capacity development. The participation will make you stronger to actually adapt the integral goal of the project, the dissemination and realisation of a national action plan, which is directly related to the IMPALA guidelines and other HEPA-oriented infrastructure development actions.

For more information please download the IMPALA.net Summer School invitation and agenda below or contact the conference secretary:

David Kotthaus

Phone: +35 8408 0547 17

E-Mail: david.kotthaus(at)jyu.fi