Open Streets Day

Open Streets Day transform urban areas across Europe into venues for playing, cycling and sport to encourage citizens to #BeActive.

Open Streets Day

The Open Streets Day is one day event dedicated to providing local opportunities to people to be physically active using the public streets in urban areas.

The concept of Open Streets Day is built into the name of the project: on 22 September public streets and urban areas of European cities will be transformed into venues for recreational physical activity. Local community members are invited to take the initiative and organise events that are relevant and interesting to residents of their area. As an organiser, you are free to choose an event theme ranging from simple ideas, like rope-skipping contests, to something more elaborate like a mass participation cycling ride.

Why should you be part of the OPEN STREETS Day?

  • You will be part of a European event which raises awareness and celebrates physical activity.
  • You will help create healthier habits among members of your local community.
  • You will gain local and regional recognition through social media support.
  • Easy-to-use communication tools and marketing materials.
  • Reach out to your local community.

Open Streets Day

Open Streets Day & NowWeMOVE

Open Streets Day is an integral part of the NowWeMOVE campaign

Open Streets Day promotes environmentally-friendly modes of active transport, as well as encourages citizens to celebrate the joy of being active. NowWeMOVE's overall objectives are to raise awareness of the benefits of sport and physical activity among European citizens; promote opportunities to be active in sport and physical activity; and enable sustainable and innovative capacity building for providers of physical activity initiatives through open-source solutions and advocacy.

Open Streets Day & ISCA

Open Streets Day is an integral part of the NowWeMOVE campaign. ISCA launched the NowWeMOVE campaign in 2012, with the aim of bringing the sport for all sector and a variety of other sectors together to tackle the physical inactivity epidemic across Europe. ISCA is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity.

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