Second of AMELIA's Multiplier Events in Italy "Online Session in Synergy with Re-Gen Urbact Network of Cities"

Online Engagement and Presentations

The online session built on the themes discussed in Venice, with a focus on practical implementation and collaboration. Presentations explored the EU Sport Policies Framework and funding opportunities for developing sport-based solutions in public spaces. The active city framework was also discussed, showcasing methods and good practices from projects like Hepness and Amelia Erasmus Sport.

 

Good practices from the City of Lousada illustrated how sport can be effectively integrated into urban policies, enhancing the quality of life for residents. Practical tips and visual examples of sport-based urban regeneration solutions were shared, emphasizing the aesthetic and ethical considerations of such interventions.

 

Building Alliances and Future Steps

One of the key outcomes of the online session was the emphasis on building multi-actor alliances to promote sport-based urban regeneration. The AMELIA Manifesto was discussed in this context, highlighting the need for collaborative efforts to drive meaningful change in urban environments. 

Participation and Interest

The workshop saw the participation of 55 designers, including 39 women and 16 men. 

The online session connected stakeholders from  representatives of 9 cities of the Re-Gen Urbact network and representatives of 5 cities from the U.R. Impact network and cities, youth and sport stakeholders. The high level of engagement and the diverse backgrounds of participants underscored the broad interest in developing and implementing sport-based solutions for urban regeneration.

 

Follow-Up and Synergies

The AMELIA project plans to build on the momentum generated by this workshop by fostering ongoing collaborations and deepening the exploration of sport-based solutions. Participants expressed strong interest in developing synergies and furthering discussions on integrating sport into urban policies and infrastructure projects. This enthusiasm bodes well for the future of the AMELIA project and its goal of creating healthier, more inclusive, and sustainable cities through sport.