Cities join efforts to help communities become more active and improve citizen health globally

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Are you a Global Active City?

Evaleo, in collaboration with the International Association of Sport for All (TAFISA), reminds us that by 2050, 75% of the world population will live in cities, a 20% more than in 2015. Cities across the world are being urged to sign up to the Global Active City programme, a new global health and physical activity promotion effort that is proven to increase individual and collective well-being among our increasingly urban populations. The ten pilot cities currently using the Global Active City model show significant improvements in sports participation and public health outcomes. The scheme is now being rolled out worldwide, and all cities are invited to join the initiative and eventually become a Global Active City…

We urge cities across Europe and around the world to sign up! Ten pilot cities including Liverpool, Buenos Aires, Gaborone, Karşiyaka, Lausanne, Lillehammer, Ljubljana, Port Moresby, Richmond and Tampere have been selected to test the Global Active City model. The Active Well-being Initiative (AWI) has developed standards, toolkits and training modules to support cities and their leaders to participate. The Global Active Cities initiative  benefits from support and expertise provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Learn more on the AWI website http://activewellbeing.org

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