On 11 December, the European Commission released a Mapping study on the intergenerational dimension of sport. The aim of this study is to raise awareness on the benefits of intergenerational activities in sport and thus support new initiatives in the field.
As the population is getting older in the EU especially, intergenerational sport activities can contribute to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, whether for the youth or the elderly, while also fostering social cohesion and community wellbeing. The study, conducted by Ecorys, highlights the benefits of intergenerationality in sport, illustrates with some good practices, such as succesful Erasmus+ projects, and draws key lessons based on the literature and on the aforementioned good practices. Such a study can prompt more engagement from decision-makers while inspiring future project leaders to engage in intergenerational sport initiatives.