Project details

Physical Activity


The Activate Healthy Lifestyle through Counselling for You (ActivU)  project addresses the topic of encouraging participation in physical activity (PA), supporting the implementation of the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing PA, following EU Guidelines. The ActivU project aims to increase awareness and behavioural change in former active citizens with and without disabilities toward a healthy active lifestyle through the enrichment of counselling and also prescription procedures to enhance the effective use of physical activity and other health-related behaviours.

ActivU brings together 8 different sports, senior and education European organisations to certify practitioners (trainers) and to promote a healthy lifestyle among former active citizens (trainees). In total, 32 trainers and 64 trainees will work together in each of our 8 partner countries in a trainees programme. Before the trainee programme starts, former active citizens will be profiled and screened using a short-form measure, and trainers taught and certified to intervene with former active citizens through an e-training programme.

The main objectives of ActivU are to:

  • Develop communities of practice for awareness and knowledge about active lifestyle among former active citizens, practitioners, academics, and sport/labour stakeholders
  • Empower knowledge sharing and best practices with an emphasis on former active citizens’ behavioural change for healthy active lifestyle using e-learning material and trainee programmes monitored by specialised trainers.
  • Inform the targeted groups about the specific condition of the healthy active lifestyle among former active citizens.
  • Design and develop self-report measurement and e-learning content packaged in healthy active lifestyle to support former active citizens assessing their healthy active lifestyle.
  • Increase sport stakeholders and policy makers’ awareness about the benefits of using online healthy active lifestyle resources for behaviour change of former active citizens.

Funding Partner

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)