The network for European knowledge exchange in sports development

Cities for Sports connects European cities and local organisations in terms of promoting everyday exercise within their sphere of influence. Cities for Sports delivers information about five areas of actions:

Area of Action 2: Youth

Area of Action 3: Adults

Area of Action 5: Spaces

Official presentation of the HEPA-Handbook for older people

The HEPA-Handbook with the complete collection of the HEPA-Toolbox was presented on the "Fit for Life" conference in Stuttgart, March 19th 2014.

The Conference was organised by the State Capital Stuttgart in cooperation with the University of Bologna, the Regional Government of Extremadura and the cities of Limoges, Rotterdam and Warsaw and the Robert-Bosch-Hospital.

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European Commission introduces new programme to support sports

12.12.11 |

“Erasmus for everyone” is the name of the new EU programme that financially supports the European cooperation in sports. » more

The network “Cities for Sports” assembled 26 European cities and institutions on the first meeting.

21.10.11 |

About 40 participants discussed about their experiences and upcoming challenges in the field of physical activity promotion. » more

25 participants from 7 different countries have already registered for the first „Cities for Sports“-convention at 10|20|2011 in Stuttgart!

29.09.11 |

The organization team is looking forward to the founding. The agenda is promising and demanding at once. » more

Evaluation of Preparatory Actions in the Field of Sport from the European Commission published

27.09.11 |

The European Commission published an evaluation report on present findings and conclusions on the first two years of implementation of Preparatory Actions in the field of sport. » more

More best practice examples

02.09.11 |

After the end of the life span of the EU project „You need exercise!“ the stated work still has to be continued. The care of the best practice database has in particular high priority. Use the database, get inspired for own programmes by the ideas of others and submit more best practice examples for the whole network!» more

Become member of the network Cities for Sports now!

24.08.11 |

Learn more about objectives, methods and organisation of the network - the new information brochure helps you. » more

Recent article on the network cities for sports

29.06.11 |

in the playground@landscape magazine» more

Conclusion of the project phase and submission of the final report

18.05.11 |

The final report of the project was delivered to the European Commission in March 2011.» more


22.02.11 |

The results and guidelines of the EU project ‚You need exercise!’ were presented in the frame of the EU Sport Forum in Budapest, 21 February – 22 February 2011. » more

Guidelines – revised version

22.02.11 |

A new version of the 28 Guidelines for municipalities on promoting children’s physical activity was issued by the five partner cities. The Guidelines are as of now available, read» more

Network Cities for Sports soon to be expanded

22.02.11 |

Only several months after a letter of interest for participation in a European city network had been sent out, more than 60 European cities expressed their interest. » more

Practical guidelines on their journey throughout Europe

30.11.10 |

The objective is to jointly optimise the guidelines in a European exchange and, so to speak, they have been sent on a journey through the European municipalities. » more

Fourth Round Table on the topic 'promotion of children's physical activity' took place in Stuttgart

29.11.10 |

It was the last Round Table during the project phase - but all participantes agreed about the continuation.» more

Second round table on the topic Community in Rotterdam

04.11.10 |

Experts from different companies together with the health and sports department discussed the possible collaboration on the new to start developments in the programme Lekker Fit!» more

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