Nordic-Baltic Physical Activity Bridges (NBPAB)
Nordic–Baltic Physical Activity Bridges project strives to establish a long-lasting partnership between Nordic and Baltic countries and to give a fresh incentive to health-enhancing lifelong physical activity promotion among all citizens. The intension of the project is to bridge different sectors which are responsible for Physical Activity (PA) education: secondary schools, higher educational institutions, professional associations and community centers. Each of them separately is strong enough to act independently but the joint efforts give more significant effect on increasing population’s PA level.
Cross–sectorial cooperation will be strengthened among secondary schools, Universities, associations, and communities in preparation of physical activity educators as well as mastering their qualification in the Nordic and Baltic countries within the areas of:
1. The experience exchange seminars among students, PE teachers and community representatives
about the barriers and motives in promoting active lifestyle of the citizens.
2. The implementation of knowledge, skills, methodology, current recommendations and guidelines as well as best practices among Project actors at workshops and practical sessions, at peer coaching and short–time internships abroad.
3. To develop the Intensive joint course model and offer it at community centers.
4. To create a cross–sectoral Network of Nordic-Baltic PE teachers, students, community centers, PE association and combine educational communication with non–educational sectors to disseminate and implement good practice as well as experience in decreasing physical inactivity.
The best partner experience will be implemented in creating an intensive course and strengthening the Network between PE teachers, educators, representatives of community centres and PE teachers association in Nordic and Baltic countries.
Project lasts 3 years: from 2014 September up to 2017 June.