Physical activity factsheets

The country physical activity factsheets summarize specific areas of focus in terms of monitoring and surveillance based on a number of core indicators, as well as policies and action in the area of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) promotion for the European Union Member States of the WHO European Region including physical activity levels for adults, adolescents and children.

Each profile also contains information about how physical inactivity is tackled at policy level:

  • Are there national documents and action plans, recommendations, goals and surveillance for physical activity?
  • Who takes leadership?
  • Are there intersectoral networks on health-enhancing physical activity?

In addition, thematic physical activity factsheets focusing on health and education have been developed that summarize the current status of physical activity promotion in these sectors and present a selection of success stories or examples of “good practice” from the European Union Member States.