“Promotion of Physical Activity of the Youth through Active Mobility to School” (PAYAMOS) is an Erasmus+ project aiming at promoting the physical activity of children of 9-12 years and adolescents of 14-18 years in Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Italy, Croatia, and Turkey. The proposed project is led by Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) within 24 months starting from the beginning of 2020. The main objectives are (1) providing state-of-the-art of the topic of the relationships between the mobility of children/adolescents/parents, their perceptions, Active Mobility to School (ATS), the built environment, the physical activity of the youth, as well as their body weight, fitness, and oxygen uptake in 7 European countries; (2) production of uniform and reliable data generated uniformly in the partner countries; (3) to shorten the time that the results of such academic studies reach the hand of policymakers, school authorities, who are supposed to intervene in the way students transport to their schools; and (4) to bridge the gap between the empirical academic studies on the above subjects with the end-users. The project is a continuation of a previous Erasmus+ Sport project titled “Multisport Against Physical Sedentary” (M.A.P.S.). The work will be started by data collection, which will lead to production of datasets that will be the basis of analyses and publications. Open Educational Resources (OERs) will be rapidly produced out of survey results in the 7 partner countries and scientific analyses and publications for the notice of policy makers, school authorities, and planning bodies as well as families and their youth in local, regional, national, and international levels. These intellectual outputs target academic workers as well as bodies responsible for interventions and families. Four high-quality research papers are provided for researchers with strong focus on less-studied contexts in Eastern and South eastern Europe, at least 50 planning bodies receive instructions in local language, and 700 parent/student pairs receive oral presentation of results.
- Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germany (Coordinator);
- Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics BV (UPT) as a part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Cracow University of Technology (CUT), Poland
- Northern Greece Physical Education Teachers Association (EGVE), Greece
- Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO), Italy
- Rijeka sports association for persons with disabilities (RDSA), Croatia
- Spor Elcileri Dernegi (SPELL), Turkey