Official Start of “Active Campus Europe Project” in Maastricht

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On 24th January 2017 the Erasmus+-funded project “Active Campus Europe” (ACE) was launched at the Provincial Government Building in Maastricht. The Province Governor of Limburg /The Netherlands, the Vice Rector Professor Doris Klee, RWTH Aachen University /Germany and the Vive-rector Professor Harm Hospers, University Maastricht/The Netherlands welcomed the ACE project members. They underlined the importance and relevance of the European health project for the University setting and the collaboration between the universities in times of doubts about the European Union.

“Active Campus Europe” is about a program for inactive people at Universities in Europe. University Sports activities shall support the target of health promotion activities at the University in order to motive inactive people to sports and physical activities. They should be educated taking responsibility for their own health care.
RWTH Aachen University successfully run a project “Health promotion and prevention for staff and students through physical activities and sport” from 2009-2011, inside the so called “INFORM”-program which was hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Based on the project experience, RWTH Aachen University invited 15 Universities from Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands and Germany to create and implement a program for Europe. The Project contents are a collection of good practice models, a common intervention program and the evaluation of the program. In Maastricht the program details were discussed, a first collection of good practice models were made and a common intervention program – based on models at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin – was chosen.
Ace will run until December 2018. All partners are enthusiastic to design a role model for University sport in Europe.
Aachen, den 27.01.2017
Peter Lynen

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