Dissemination and Promotion Updates

The EuroFIT team continues to actively promote the project. Recent activities include

Pedro Teixeira is presenting at the International Conference on Childhood Obesity (cioi2017.com) in Lisbon this week.

Nanette Mutrie presented to the ‘getamoveon’ network‘s workshop on technology and physical activity, in London on 27 June.

Glyn Roberts is presenting to the International Society of Sport Psychology Congress, in Seville, on the 12th of July. Glyn’s presentation ‘Increasing Motivation for Physical Activity (IMPAct project): Theory development and intervention strategies’  will build on EuroFIT research.

EuroFIT at ISBNPA2017

Several EuroFIT partners presented at ISBNPA (International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) 2017, in Victoria, British Columbia.

The abstracts book can be downloaded here. Check out “IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, NOT ONLY FOR THE TRAINING BUT THE MEETING LIKE-MINDED FELLAS”: UNDERSTANDING WHAT SUPPORTS MEN TO MAKE LASTING LIFESTYLE CHANGE THROUGH GROUP-BASED BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PROGRAMMES, on page 21.

EuroFIT published by Portuguese Society of Cardiology (Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia)

We were delighted to have a substantial article by our own Marlene Silva (partner FMH) published by the Portuguese Society of Cardiology. The article was titled “The football club as a promoter of health in the population: the example of the EuroFIT program” and can be viewed here (Portuguese language). RFR_art693

Coverage of EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT received extensive media coverage, in the context of the ECO 2017 Conference. The following links are all Portuguese media (ECO took place in Porto), and highlight the commitment of major football clubs to the project, and the benefits that fans enjoy from the project.

EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT presented at ECO 2017 ( , May 17-20, 2017, in Porto, Portugal) on the Power of Football to Promote Behavioural Change for better health.

 

 

The poster is titled “The power of football: A socio-psychological approach to promotE behaviour change in overweight and sedentary men in the European Fans in Training project” – click to download it.

Excellent further media coverage for EuroFIT in Portugal

EuroFIT continues to gain great media attention in Portugal, even before its starring role in the new Programme for Physical Activity, launched on World Physical Activity Day.

On RTP1, on 11 April 2017: A feature on EuroFIT Portugal

 

On RTP3, on 12 April 2017, A feature on EuroFIT in Portugal

 

On SPORT-TV, on 12 April 2017, a feature on the EuroFIT programme and its new role in the national initiative to reduce physical inactivity and promote activity

..and on TVI, a feature on the signing of the protocol between the Portuguese Football Federation and the Directorate General of Health and (EuroFIT partners) the Faculty of Human Motricity (FMH).

 

EuroFIT central to major new initiative in Portugal

On 11 April 2017, World Physical Activity Day, EuroFIT played a key role in the launch of the Portuguese government’s National Physical Activity programme.

A formal partnership to roll out the EuroFIT programme was signed between the Portuguese government’s Directorate-General for Health and the Portuguese Football Federation.

Full details of the day are published (in Portuguese) at http://dia-atividade-fisica-2017.fmh.ulisboa.pt

This partnership places EuroFIT and its programme within the core activities of the national initiative, and demonstrates the important value that EuroFIT is delivering to the wider population. This development is an important result for EuroFIT, and reflects the commitment of Portuguese government and football to the health and well-being of football fans.

The launch event was supported by the Portuguese government’s Directorate-General for Health, the Portuguese Football Federation, the University of Lisbon-Faculty of Human Medicine, the EuroFIT consortium, and the World Health Organisation.

image courtesy FMH

Successful EuroFIT plenary in Amsterdam

The EuroFIT consortium enjoyed a fruitful and successful plenary meeting in Amsterdam, on 9 and 10 May. We would all like to thank our kind hosts at VUmc for the excellent organisation.

The meeting focused on process evaluation of the EuroFIT RCT trial, on making EuroFIT attractive to new audiences (particularly women), on the cleaning and analysis of the data captured during the EuroFIT trial, on writing papers, and on replication, exploitation and implementation into the future.

With just over a year to go, we have lots of exciting times ahead!

 

Check out our new Spring 2017 Flash Report

EuroFIT recently released a new Flash Report to our mailing list. You can view it here

Highlights include

– The EuroFIT trial across four countries

– Clarity on the IP model for replicating EuroFIT

– The challenge of Data Analysis.

EuroFIT presents at EU’s Public Health Research Day, Brussels

EuroFIT was ably represented by Dr Marlene Silva from partners FMH, at the recent Public Health Research Day, organised by the EU Commission in Brussels. Marlene’s presentation focused on the long-term sustainability of health-related behavioural change, and on scaling-up research-based interventions, to achieve population impact. Both of these are critical issues for public health research projects.

Below: Marlene presenting.