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SW-UP - Sport for Women in Urban Places


Timespan:
18 months (01/01/2018 - 28/06/2019)

Short description
While there are numerous advocacy and communication initiatives to enhancing women’s participation into sports, less attention has been paid to designing women friendly urban environments for sports/physical activity, and in particular outdoor sports/physical activity, and to gathering evidence on how to do it. As the EU Council specifies sport can be an effective tool for equal opportunities and social inclusion, but still more women than men lead a sedentary life and face additional barriers to practicing physical activities with respect to men.

Therefore, the proposed project aims first of all at shading light on why and how to design women friendly urban environments for outdoor sports/physical activity through: the drafting of Guidelines on promoting a women friendly urban environment for outdoor sport/physical activity, including also a Roadmap on women friendly urban environment for outdoor sport/physical activity at local level and of and identification of a set of priorities for improving urban places for outdoor sports/physical activity from a gender equality perspective.

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Objectives

To respond to this above priority the specific objectives of the project are to:

  1. Create a “SW-UP” Community of practice and platform for the project partners and other stakeholders sharing knowledge, problems and practices to promoting a women friendly environment for outdoor sports/physical activity in urban spaces;
  2. Provide in-depth knowledge on barriers for women to practicing outdoor sports/physical activity, and in particular on those related to the quality of the urban environment, and on good practices of designing women friendly urban environments for outdoor sports and enhancing their participation in such sports/physical activity;
  3. Increase in women’s awareness and participation in outdoor sports/physical activity and in the design of women friendly urban environments for such sports/physical activity through women targeted Pilot Programmes;
  4. Define and disseminate Guidelines for promoting women friendly urban environments for outdoor sports/physical activity and for enhancing their participation in outdoor sports/physical activity at European and local level.

Activities
SW UP foresees 5 workflows, resulting in 9 nine intellectual outputs, having impact both at the local and at the European level:

  • Workpackage 1: Be connected. Building the SW-UP Community of Practice
  • Workpackage 2: Get inspired. Survey on the outdoor sport behaviors and perceptions of citizens and Collection of best practices promoting women’s sport activities
  • Workpackage 3: Be involved. Pilot actions promoting Sport activities for Women in Urban Places
  • Workpackage 4: Communication and dissemination (including multiplier sport events)
  • Workpackage 5: Project Management and coordination (including transnational meetings)


Management and Coordination of the Project

For an efficient coordination, will be organized 4 Partner\'s Meetings.


Workpackage 1: Be connected. Building the SW-UP Community of Practice

Content:

  • Development of the SW – UP Platform
  • Development of the SW – UP Methodological Analytical framework
  • Networking exchanges of experiences / ideas

Expected results:

  • SW-UP Online Platform
  • SW - UP Methodological Analytical framework
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  • Survey template for collecting good practices
  • Quarterly Information exchanges during the project among partners
  • 5 Exchange report (of ideas, knowledge, experiences)
  • Ad hoc agreements with stakeholders interested in participating in the Community of Practice

Workpackage 2: Get inspired. Survey on the outdoor sport behaviors and perceptions of citizens and Collection of best practices promoting women’s sport activities

Content:

  • Development of the SW-UP online survey and the final survey
  • Translation of the questionnaire in their country languages
  • Development of the Catalogue of good practices

Expected results:

  • Pilot test of the online survey
  • SW-UP online survey
  • Final survey report
  • Catalogue of good practices

Workpackage 3: Be involved. Pilot actions promoting Sport activities for Women in Urban Places

Content:

  • Designing and implementing a Pilot Programme of actions for enhancing outdoor sports/activity for women in urban places.
  • Participatory Assessment of the Pilot programmes and inclusion in the database of good practices
  • Roadmap for action at local level for enhancing women’s participation in outdoor sports and women friendly urban environment.

Expected results:

  • Pilot Programme of actions
  • At least two pilot actions implemented in each city
  • Participatory assessment plan
  • Participatory assessment report
  • Roadmap for actions at local level for Corbetta, Granollers, Guimares, Ramnicu Sarat and Sofia.

Workpackage 4: Communication and dissemination

Content:

  • Development of guidelines on how to promote Sport for women in Urban places
  • Organization of communication and dissemination events

Expected results:

  • SW-UP Guidelines
  • SW-UP Platform and project website
  • Social networks (Youtube, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Six project Newsletters
  • Printed materials
  • Logo and templates of documents (visual identity)
  • Five national conferences and two international conferences (multiplier event)
  • Communication materials
  • Project communication plan
  • Dissemination Plan
  • Exploitation Plan

Workpackage 5: Project management and coordination

Content:

  • Project management and coordination
  • Definition of specific responsibilities of the team members
  • Definition of a Quality Plan
  • Definition of a Risk Assessment Plan
  • Definition of a Monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Monitoring
  • Final evaluation

Expected results:

  • Quality Plan
  • Risk assessment Plan
  • Monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Project management reporting and time sheet
  • Biannual monitoring report
  • Final project evaluation report

PARTNERS:

Leading partner: ALDA - European Association for Local Democracy, France

  • Istituto per la ricerca sociale scarl
  • Câmara municipal de Guimarães
  • Tempo livre ciprl
  • Comune di Corbetta
  • Association La margherita blu
  • Ajuntament de Granollers
  • Stichting w.j.h. mulier instituut, centrum voor sociaal-wetens
  • Uat Ramnicu Sarat
  • Sofia - European capital for sport





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