Sport clubs for health 2015-2017

The project "Promoting National Implementation for Sports Club for Health Programmes in EU Member States" (SCforH project) is based on the Sport Clubs for Health project 2009-2011, supported by the EU Preparatory Actions in the field of sport. The SCforH project, founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, runs between 2015 and 2017 with the main aim to promote national implementation of SCforH Guidelines at both grassroots and governmental level. The project consortium consist of universities and sports federations from 9 EU countries, namely from Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland (applicant), Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden. ENGSO is a partner in the SCforH project.


Project-period: 1.1.2015-30.6.2017 Project budget: 568.000 euro (80% grant) This project is focused on two main objectives: 1) expert evaluation of previous efforts and efficacy in implementing SCforH programmes and guidelines, and 2) promoting national implementation of SCforH guidelines at both grass-root and governmental levels. The project consortium consist of universities and sport federations from 9 EU-countries: Finland as applicant, partners from Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden. The project outcomes are: 1) Report of current status of the SCforH programmes in EU countries 2) Recommendations for sport associations based on best practices on how to best support sport clubs to implement the SCforH Guidelines 3) Scientific articles about the evidence base for SCforH programmes 4) Updated SCforH guidelines 5) A resolution about how to promote SCforH programmes in EU –countries Recently the implementation of the SCforH programmes was chosen as an indicator to assess HEPA –levels and HEPA –policies in the EU member countries (The Council Recommendation on Promoting Health-enhancing Physical Activity cross Sectors, 2013). As highlighted on the White Paper of the Sport, one cornerstone of sport systems and HEPA are sport clubs. Therefore, grassroot-level sports clubs are in the main focus of this project. The dissemination of project outputs to the partner countries but also to the European level has a major part in the project.

More information on the website www.scforh.info.