About FitBack

FitBack is the European Network for the Support of Development of Systems for Monitoring Physical Fitness of Children and Adolescents at local, regional, national and European levels that will allow examination of population trends, the effects of national policies and interventions, and enable the prediction of future trends related to physical fitness. FitBack supports: a) adolescents, parents, teachers, physicians and coaches with FitBack online application that provides feedback on Alpha fit tests results with European reference values and related health risk; b) policy makers on local, regional and national level with essential information about establishing systems for the monitoring of physical fitness of children and adolescents.

THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT


Focusing on physical fitness that is more closely linked with health indicators than physical activity, and is measured more reliably, this project addresses the need identified by the European Commission to overcome difficulties in physical activity monitoring. In accordance with European HEPA policies’ recommendations, it also extends and deepens the cooperation at transnational EU level and share information and exchange best practices of physical fitness monitoring systems developed across Europe.

The purpose of the project is to establish and backing the European Network for the Support of Development of Systems for Monitoring Physical Fitness of Children and Adolescents at local, regional, national and European levels by providing a multilingual online platform FitBack, which provides feedback on the different components of physical fitness of an individual based on Alpha fit test battery and contains key information for the establishment of a national, regional or local system for monitoring physical fitness of children and adolescents.

By creating such a platform, we aim to bridge gaps between European political recommendations and the current state of affairs, as well as strengthen cooperation between sectors (education, health, sport) to provide data driven decision on physical education and policies related to physical fitness.

WPs AND TIMELINE OF THE PROJECT


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Fitback platform will be developed, tested and evaluated within 30-months project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnership scheme of the European Union, with the project reference: 613010-EPP-1-2019-1-SI-SPO-SCP.

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