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Physical literacy in public environments

Reference number
Coordinator Umeå kommun - Övergripande Planering
Funding from Vinnova SEK 6 670 000
Project duration February 2021 - January 2023
Status Ongoing
Venture Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration
Call Challenge-driven innovation - Step 2 Collaboration project 2020 (autumn)

Purpose and goal

The project is focusing on the societal challenge to make children and young people more physically active. The overall purpose of the project is to contribute to increased activity among children and young people and is based on models and theories about Physical Literacy. The focus of the project is on creating conditions for activity through innovative architecture in public environments, ie how public buildings, its interior, exterior and outdoor environment can be designed to stimulate and contribute to children and young people developing their mobility.

Expected results and effects

The biggest overall effect of the project is to contribute to increased activity among children and young people. We hope to be able to do this by working in the project with innovative solutions that provide results and effects in the following areas: - Increased knowledge of Physical literacy among actors in the community planning process - Innovative examples of Physical literacy solutions - Reference facilities with Physical literacy solutions - Increased knowledge of Physical Literacy among architects

Planned approach and implementation

The project is based on a broad collaboration between many project parties and is led by a project manager at Umeå municipality. In addition to the project management, the project comprises five different subprojects, each of which is led by a separate sub-project manager: - Physical literacy in-depth knowledge - Prototyping of Physical literacy solutions - Knowledge/system innovations - Business development - Dissemination of knowledge

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 1 March 2021

Reference number 2020-04185

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