Promoting Action Learning for Children in School

Tackling physical inactivity among young Europeans

According to the European Association for the Study of Obesity, one out of five children in Europe is affected by overweight or obesity. These alarming figures are intimately related to the pandemic of physical inactivity: European children spend only 5% of their school-time in physical activities and less than 10% of them meet the WHO recommendations on physical activity. Sport has a positive effect on children’s cognitive functions such as memory, attention, concentration and participation in classes. The European Union and the European fitness sector recognise that more can be done to promote the benefits of health enhancing physical activity among young Europeans.

The ALCIS2 Project

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In 2015 EuropeActive was running successfully a European-funded project to encourage children to reflect about different lifestyle choices in relation to physical activity, stress management and overall wellbeing.

The European Commission appointed EuropeActive to carry-out the second annual project ALCIS 2. As part of the 2016 European Week of Sport - supported by the European Commission, ALCIS 2 will start during the focus day on education and be running in 10 EU countries (BE, CZ, ES, IE, IT, LT, NL, PL, SE, and UK).

Watch our video on the promotion of ALCIS 2 project; click here

ALCIS2 video link

Based on the successful action of ALCIS 1, the new ALCIS 2

  • encourages schoolchildren aged 8 to 12 years to be active.
  • provides with the pupils witha combination of fun-based exercise classes, 4-week education programme and additional follow-up activities during one school year.
  • will involve up to 180 community-based sport/fitness centres to deliver fun-orientated exercise classes in cooperation with their local schools.
  • is expected to directly benefit 12,000-14,000 children.

A special feature of ALCIS 2 will be a pilot intervention with asylum seekers’ children who are now living in Brussels. Physical activity is seen as an essential ingredient for healthy growth and development for all children, and that these good habits can be taken into adulthood.

ALCIS2 Questionnaire





Student Questionnaire

Teachers’ Questionnaire


Student Dotazník

Dotazník pro učitele


Vragenlijst voor leerlingen

Vragenlijst voor docenten


Questionnaire de l'élève

Questionnaire des enseignants


Questionario per lo studente

Questionario per gli insegnanti


Moksleivių apklausa

Mokytojų apklausa


Student Kwestionariusz

Kwestionariusz dla nauczycieli


Cuestionario para estudiantes

Cuestionario de Profesores


Student Questionnaire

Lärarnas Questionnaire (English)

The project concludes with a guide on good practice that can be used by other grass roots sport organisations and the action is intentioned to be “scaled-up” for ALCIS 3 and beyond.

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