Active Life – Effective tools for promoting physically active lifestyle

SEMINAR 13.3.2019 at Saimaa Stadiumi in Mikkeli, Finland

What works in physical activity and wellbeing promotion? Latest experiences, tools and effectiveness data from European regions by practitioners and researchers. Seminar is free of charge and targeted for all interested, especially for sport clubs and federations, private and public health and wellbeing service providers. Welcome!


8.30 Registration, coffee and networking

9:30 Youth and sport in European villages
Moderated by Marita Mattila
South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences    Project manager, Villages on Move Network project

Promoting physically active lifestyle
Matleena Livson, Finnish Olympic Committee
Senior advisor, Physically Active Lifestyle

Icelandic youth and sport
Nanna Ýr Arnardóttir, University of Akureyri (video/skype)
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Physical activities promoting inclusion of youth
Petra Muraus, Southern Savo Sport Federation
Project expert, Villages on Move Network project

Grassroot experiences from Iceland, Belgium, Portugal, Lithuania and Finland


12:00 Lunch (at own cost, registration needed)

13:00 Real-world impact with effective wellbeing services
Xamk Active Life Lab – Novel concept for developing effective wellbeing services
Viljo Kuuluvainen, project manager, Xamk Active Life Lab

Is standing up from a chair effective for health? (video/skype)
Arto Pesola, research manager, PhD, Xamk Active Life Lab

How much you can improve in three months? Results from Active Life Lab effectiveness study.
Susanne Kumpulainen, RDI specialist, PhD, Xamk Active Life Lab

15:00 Activities

Tour in Saimaa Stadiumi and Active Life Lab
Walking with snow shoes (free of charge, 15 places)
Wall Climbing (10 €)
Super Corner indoor activity park (14 €)



Arnadóttir, Nanna Ýr: Youth and Sports – How has Iceland succeeded?
Amoroso, Jose: Ultimate Frisbee in Portugal 2000-2018
Barroso, Marisa: All Dance
Bastiaens, Kenneth: Skill-up for a Sportive Life
Kachergine, Lithuania
Kumpulainen, Susanna: How Much Can You Improve In Three Months? Results from Active Life Lab Effectiveness Study
Kuuluvainen, Viljo: Active Life Lab – Novel Concept for Developing Effective Wellbeing Services
Livson, Matleena: Promoting Physically Active Lifestyle
Lamponen, Noora: Physical Activities Promoting Inclusion of Youth
Mattila, Marita: Villages on Move Network
Muraus, Petra & Pöyry, Lassi: Physical Activities Promoting Inclusion and Integration Among Young Immigrants and Refugees