IMPALAnet selected for funding through the Erasmus+ Sport programme

The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) published the first call for proposals for the new Erasmus+ Programme, including key actions in the field of education, youth and sport. One of the calls referred to collaborative partnerships for sports. was selected for funding (grant agreement no. 2014-3140/021-001). It will receive a grant of EUR 450.997 (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017).

The project consists of university based research institutions and sport associations from six EU countries - Germany, Austria, Finland, Italy, Lithuania and the Netherlands - and ISCA as an international sport association. The partners will collaborate with further relevant stakeholders and institutions in their countries. will disseminate the impala guidelines across the EU. It will support authorities in selected countries in implementing the impala guidelines and monitoring its progress. To do so, it will establish cross-sectoral national alliances that develop and enact relevant polices, programmes, and projects on the development of HEPA infrastructures. will provide expertise to relevant decisionmakers at various levels on how to implement the impala guidelines and to use them for improving the development of infrastructures to get more people physically active. The project will support sport organizations’ capacities to take a leading role as promoters of health-enhancing physical activity. It will provides various opportunities for training and engagement to professionals and sport associations. (PDF, 336 KB)


IMPALA guidelines selected indicator in recent EU Monitoring Framework on implementation of HEPA and EU physical activity guidelines

The IMPALA guidelines were integrated into the EU monitoring framework for the implementation of policies to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA), based on the EU Physical Activity Guidelines (SWD(2013) 310 final). The monitoring framewrok accompanies the Proposal for a Council Recommendation on promoting health-enhancing physical activity across sectors (COM(2013) 603 final). Within the monitoring framework, the systematic application of the IMPALA EU guidelines builds one of two indicators to measure the implementation of the EU physical activity guidelines in the areas of „environment, urban planning, and safety“.

Translations of the English version guidelines prepared
Associated partners are currently preparing translations of the guidelines into the languages of the IMPALA countries. For more details, please contact your IMPALA country.

Translations into Czech, French, German, and Portuguese language are online now.

November 4, 2011
Fit Nation NYC: Promoting Health Through Design
Communities Putting Prevention to Work Built Environment Mentoring Project

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
American Institute of Architects NY Chapter/New York, NY/USA
IMPALA - European perspectives on improving infrastructures
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten

October 26, 2011
IAKS World CongressCologne/Germany
International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)
Improving infrastructures for LTPA
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten

October 11, 2011
7th annual meeting and third conference of HEPA Europe
HEPA Europe Network
Workshop on IMPALA, hosted by Dr. Luuk Engbers and Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten

February 22, 2011:
Seminar "Lifelong Physical Activity-Increased Happiness for All?", EU-office South Finland, Brussels/Belgium
Presentation of the IMPALA project and the Proposed European guidelines by Alfred Rütten

May 23, 2011:
Policymakers Workshop, Brussels/Belgium
IMPALA presentation during the meeting organized by the PASEO project
More details will be published soon.