ACTIVE institute is a non-profit commercial Civil Society association that gather science, public institutions and business in the field of sport and physical activity.
ACTIVE institute is based in the city of Aarhus in the Central Denmark region. We are closely related to the University of Aarhus - in particular the Department of Science in Sports and Physical Activity, but we work as an entrance to all relevant university departments, business-cooperation’s and organisations nationally and internationally.
The aim of ACTIVE institute is to leverage Danish knowledge in the field of sport and physical activity - as a potential for science as well as a potential for business - to an international level and obtain international attention.
They believe that physical activity, health and a good life are closely related. This area too has a large potential related to public economy through reduction in health budgets. The values of an active life are numerous, and there is a need for initiatives to demonstrate the potential of the concept of active living to the public sector as well as the civil society. The aim is to promote activities and actions that allow people to be more physically active in their daily lives and thereby enhancing their health.
Involvement in the project:
Even though the Institute does not coordinate any WP, it is a key partner who is participating very actively in:
- WP2: Identification of relevant practices and design of Methodological Framework, as it has a very solid knowledge and experience about different types of practices and their relevance and ability for recommendation in Denmark.
- WP3: Development of a Hand Book (or other media) which deals with the holistic methodology and the relevant practices. This kind of work relates to one of the institute’s primary activities bringing together knowledge and concepts of scientists, and present it understandable to non scientist actors (public entities, civil society organisations and business).
- WP4: Demonstration of the functionality of the Methodology. It can take part in testing the methodology in practice because it operates most of the time in project testing.7.Medicine and Sport Science Institute-National Italian Olympic Committee.
- WP 5, where it is in charge dissemination on regional and national level.