Cross-Border Move for Health (KA461)
Funded by Karelia ENPI 2007-2013
Objective of the project
The objective was to increase the knowledge of health and wellbeing of the children and the youth in North Karelia and in the Republic of Karelia and to increase the physical activity of adapted physical activity -groups in the area.
• Developing new practices for increasing overall physical activity. • Producing education materials and reports of seminars. • Organizing education, seminars and specialist exchange. • Producing articles and information for the journals, press and other media.
Training, various events, and meetings have all partly improved know-how regarding adapted physical activities. Changes have been made in specific training frameworks. For example, the partners pointed out that "starting 2014, students of physical education will have the option to specialize in adapted physical activities". Also educational material was produced. Visibility for adapted physical activities was also created. Many training events and seminars were considered to be important and successful, such as the seminar on adapted physical activities held in Joensuu, the congress for physical education teachers in Petrozavodsk, as well as the adapted physical activities camp in Joensuu. During the project, the significance of adapted physical exercise was improved, and it has been understood that it also needs to be emphasized on a governmental level.
Duration2011-04-09 - 2014-04-08
Total Budget / Programme funding401 077 € / 317 400 €
Lead partnerEastern Finland Sports Institute
Lead partner web-site
PartnersCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Savo
The Sports Federation of North Karelia
North Karelia Public Health Association (North Karelia Center for Public Health)
University of Jyväskylä
The Association of Physical and Health Educators in Finland
Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities
City of Joensuu, Office of Municipal Sports Services
The Town of Varkaus
Special Olympics Russia
The Karelian State Pedagogical Academy
Teacher Training College of Republic Karelia
Ministry of Youth, Physical Education, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Karelia
The Karelian Regional Youth Center