In 2014/2015 ISCA identified three national sport organisations, one local authority and one university with initiatives that were highly suitable for being transferred to another country.

We believed these transfer organisation had the capacity to facilitate the transfer, to further enhance the initiative and share their success across Europe. We also believed that their experience in running physical activity initiatives would ensure a high quality transfer of the selected initiative.

Initiative: Doorstep Sport Clubs

Transfer organisation: StreetGames, UK

Receiving organisation: The Independent Organisation for Sport Education in Kosovo (OESK)

Doorstep Sport is an approach that has been at the heart of StreetGames’ activities since the non-profit organisation began in 2007. The secret of its success is its motto of delivering attractive physical activity offers to socially disadvantaged youth “at the right time, the right price, the right place and in the right style”, says StreetGames’ CEO Jane Ashworth. A doorstep sport club is not a traditional, organised grassroots sport club as we often know it. It is an informal, yet carefully thought out, delivery of physical activity sessions by local community sport and recreation providers that is tailored to each target group’s needs.

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Active Parks and here

Initiative: Active Parks

Transfer organisation: Birmingham City Council, UK

Receiving organisation: V4SPORT Foundation in partnership with the World Games 2017 and Municipality of Wroclaw, Poland

Active Parks was created by Birmingham City Council to offer free physical activities to the local public in parks and other open spaces. The initiative started in Birmingham and has now been rolled out to 50 parks in Birmingham, Newcastle and London. Coca-Cola Great Britain pledged its support behind Active Parks in 2014 and the expanded initiative is now known as Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives.

Initiative: Active Age

Transfer organisation: Deutscher Turner-Bund (DTB), Germany

Receiving organisation: Czech Sokol Organisation, Czech Republic

The 18-month Europe-wide Active Age Project was completed under the EU’s Preparatory Actions in the Field of Sport and aimed to build awareness and capacity in the field of active aging. Its results were used to produce a handbook Capacity Building for Physical Activity of Older People containing recommendations, guidelines and practical tools for organisations to promote active ageing. The project has also inspired the creation of a new networking platform for stakeholders in active ageing, called Moving Age.

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Summer on the Move

Initiative: Summer on the Move

Transfer organisation: Sport Malta (KMS), Malta

Receiving organisation: Serbian Sport for All Association, Serbia

Summer on the Move started in Malta in 2010 as a way to get Maltese adults and children active during the summer months. Around 29 activities were offered at schools, clubs and sports facilities between July and September in 2014. The activities ranged from canoeing and aquatic sports to hip-hop dancing, tai chi and team sports. The summer festival of physical activity attracts more than 3,500 participants each year.

Initiative: Ulster Sports Outreach (USO)

Transfer organisation: Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK

Receiving organisation: Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy

Ulster Sports Outreach (USO) is a strategic initiative of the Ulster Sports Academy. USO is led by professionals in the area of physical education and sports development. USO facilitates a range of programmes aimed at widening access to sport and physical activity to young people across the province whilst also enhancing Ulster Sports Academy students’ professional, practical and employability skills. USO does this by engaging Ulster Sports Academy student volunteers in quality assured programming designed to promote the positive values of sport and physical activity.