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How the Active Well-being Initiative began:
a profile of co-founders Evaleo and TAFISA

The Active Well-being Initiative (AWI) was created by two non-profit making bodies, Evaleo and TAFISA. The idea to create a Global Active City Standard was instigated by both organisations, bringing together their complementary know-how and expertise, with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Evaleo, a well-being and sustainable health organisation and facilitator, led the creation of the standard, tapping into a network of over 70 specialists and researchers in urban management, physical activity, health and sport science. The…

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Global Active City programme to expand by helping to create more active and healthy communities for the future

Our worldwide network of active cities is set to expand following a knowledge-sharing event attended by ten different countries. Several delegates at the Global Active City workshop, organised by the Active Well-being Initiative (AWI), expressed an interest in joining the programme. If given the go-ahead by their political leaders, their cities will work with the AWI to create active, healthy, and happy communities for the future. The workshop took place in Liverpool, UK and was hosted in conjunction with Liverpool…

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Cities design active and healthy communities for the future at Global Active City workshop

City leaders from across the world are coming together this week to share ideas about how to create active, healthy, happy communities. Representatives of eight cities, two sports bodies, and a national government will attend a workshop about the Global Active City programme run by the Active Well-being Initiative. The event in Liverpool, UK, from 7-9 March will include field trips to projects that have successfully encouraged tens of thousands of people to take up regular physical activity. Liverpool, a…

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Global Active City Introductory Workshop

  The Active Well-being Initiative (AWI) will host an introductory workshop for cities which are committed to increasing participation in physical activity and sport for all. The event in Liverpool, UK from 7 to 9 March 2018 will offer the chance to learn from active cities experts who are already on track to creating a Global Active City in their neighbourhoods. The event will be hosted in Liverpool, which started its Active City programme in 2005 and since 2015 has…

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Cities of the world join efforts to make people more active and healthy through a new global programme

Cities across the world are being urged to sign up to the Global Active City programme, a new health and physical activity promotion scheme that is proven to increase individual and collective well-being among the world’s growing urban population. With many more to come, ten pilot cities are currently testing the Global Active City model and show significant improvements in sports participation and public health outcomes. The scheme is now being rolled out worldwide, with all cities invited to join…

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AWI to present at global conference

Some of our teams are in Montréal this week to attend the Smart Cities & Sport Summit 2017, organised by the World Union of Olympic Cities. There will be a presentation by the AWI at the conference today, Tuesday 3 October.

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