At the end of June of this year (2019) partners from SWUP project gathered in Brussels for the last meeting of the project! Partners shared their experience with local associations from Brussels on how to create activities and urban places that encourage women to play outdoor physical activity.
In the first part of the event, Mulier Instituut (NL) presented the results of the survey that were implemented at the beginning of the project to know the needs and barriers of women regarding the practice of outdoor sport. Corbetta (IT), Sofia (BG) presented their pilot activities, ranging from child-care service to outdoor classes at lunch time and story-telling workshops. IRS gave an overview of the collective assessment of the pilot activities.
In the second part of the event, the scope enlarged: activities and measures to foster women physical activity were described by IRS on the base of the Catalogue of Good Practice. After that, Garance and La Maison des Femmes, two Brussels-based organization, told about their activities, among which “Urban Walks’ to raise women’s awareness of the gender barriers embedded in parks.
A gender walk in the streets of Brussels closed the event and led the participants at the discovery of the often-neglected women’s influence in the story and architecture of the Belgian capital.