2024 Keynote Calendar

10
Sep 2024

WS1

n. Attendees: 20

Speaker: Karin Berg

Join us for a fun, inspiring and productive workshop to overcome environmental challenges and start a movement for increased sustainability! Come and test a new research-based methodology for increasing the speed and impact of environmental sustainability transformation within sports and outdoor recreation organizations. We will co-create solutions and share good examples of how to tackle barriers for environmental sustainability. Welcome!

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling climate change and environmental issues

Objectives:

  • Increase participants knowledge about the barriers and solutions
  • Test a research-based methodology for addressing environmental challenges
  • Learn about good examples of how others solved similar challenges
  • Extend participants networks for future discussions regarding solutions

WS2

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Simon Christensen

In the footsteps of history – How communication about local history can promote physical activity outside Nature and physical activity have positive effects on our social, mental and physical health. We know this so the question is: how can we promote physical activity in nature? The project “In the footsteps of history” have worked with historical dissemination as a tool to motivate more people to go out and experience how nature can increase quality of life. We have worked with new forms of dissemination that blend into nature and engages the target groups. We will present the project and evaluation results. And we will discuss new tools and “reasons to go” to get more people outside.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling health inequalities

Objectives:

  • Share results and insights from a practical example of how to promote physical activity and get more people outside
  • Discuss and develop new practical tools and “reasons to go” to get physical inactive and people unfamiliar with nature more outside

WS3

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Gillian Rosh

Many of us who work in the outdoor sports sector understand the power of the outdoors. We quickly grasp how it’s helped shape our lives and why it’s so meaningful. Whether it’s at the top of a multipitch, a midday walk through your local park or anything in between, going outdoors is transformative to us. How do we make sure this is a welcoming space to all people, especially those from a disadvantaged background or with fewer opportunities? This is the question that the Beyond Horizons project is trying to answer. The project will help to address the barriers faced by these groups as well as contributing to creating inclusive environments that foster equity and equality, and that are responsive to the needs of the wider community. Learn more about Beyond Horizons at this workshop

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • To inform delegates of the Beyond Horizons project
  • To share good practices we have already learned as a project
  • To create the space to learn other good practices

WS4

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Johan Faskunger

Political priorities and investments in the area of outdoor recreation remain modest at best given its potential for health, public health, environment and sustainable development. This workshop discusses what measures can be used to improve societal investment in outdoor recreation given the results from our latest report indicating a very large increase in economic value of outdoor recreation in Sweden.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • How can "economical evidence" be used to promote physical activity and outdoor recreation?
  • How can economical values be used to influence relevant policy-makers to promote outdoor recreation?
  • What are the key actors to promote outdoor recreation?
  • A higher interest in outdoor recreation might put a burden on nature and the climate. How can we promote sustainability in this context? What are the key actors to promote sustainable outdoor recreation for the future?

WS5

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Teresa Pastor

In this workshop we will share the experience from Collserola, a Natural Park right in the middle of the Great Barcelona. Too many people, too many interests, too many conflictive situations. Digital tools are not the cause of the problem but contribute to it. At the same time, digital tools could be part of the solution. Meanwhile, managers are confronted with the reality the digital data show. What should they do? Admit the evidence and redefine trails? Or completely ban passage and try to enforce the law? Come and discuss with us on the ongoing “negotiation” process between Collserola and MTBs, hikers, and other stakeholders.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling climate change and environmental issues

Objectives:

  • To showcase how outdoor sports and protected areas need to work together for solutions
  • To highlight some examples from the SEE project
  • To encourage creative thinking on solutions for the management of outdoor sports in protected areas

WS6

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Giuseppe Andreoni

The rapid increase in the elderly population (not only in developed countries, but also in middle- and low-income countries), often suffering from one or more chronic pathologies or with risk factors for future acute or chronic pathological events, has led to identify HEALTHY AGEING as a prevention, sustainability and intergenerational responsibility strategy. Avid physical activity, possibly outdoors and in a social relationship, and a healthy and balanced diet, represent the best ways to implement this action. Digital services through coaching apps are now available to support these digital therapeutics. Active healthy Ageing: let’s move.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling health inequalities

Objectives:

  • Describe the roles of digital solutions to promote lifestyle changes towards healthy habits
  • Describe the engagement and rewards strategies to support the action
  • Introduce case studies in adolescents and silver populations
  • Show Apps and wearables devices to monitor outcomes

WS7

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Eva Hollauf

Discover the Future of Outdoor Sports in our workshop on Digital Innovation. Unveil the potential of data-driven strategies at the intersection of technology and outdoor adventures. Learn from international best practices and research projects (digital-motion.at, connect2move-wandern.eu). Engage in the interactive session to unlock insights tailored to your organization. Together, we'll navigate challenges and seize opportunities to optimize performance, safety and inclusion in sports. Network with industry peers and ignite collaborations for a data-driven revolution in outdoor sports.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling health inequalities

Objectives:

  • Participants get insights into technologies and data-driven services that are already used to promote/monitor/enhance outdoor sport experiences
  • The workshop discusses the benefits, but also challenges of data-driven products and services in the area of sport
  • The participants are motivated to examine the available data in their organisations, how it can be used and what added value this brings for the organisations, their customers or people using the outdoors for sport activities
  • The participants can network with other organisations and find collaborations

WS8

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Ciara Munnelly

Join us for an enlightening session on "Getirelandactive.ie”, an advanced platform shaping the future of sports development in Ireland. In this workshop we will showcase how data, combined with GIS analysis, can be a game-changer in steering strategic planning, increasing participation and in the development of infrastructure. Gain insights into how similar data-driven approaches can reshape your sports landscape and witness firsthand the prowess of our database and GIS systems.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • Showcase the capabilities of the database and what can be achieved with GIS systems for strategic planning
  • Get Live examples of what questions they would like answered in their country with similar data
  • Get Ideas on what the audience think is the most important elements for the next iteration of the database and what information should be collected
  • Simulate innovative ideas on how the data can be used to drive participation especially for certain target groups e.g. people with a disability, older adults, people in low socio economic areas etc.
11
Sep 2024

WS9

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Hélène Seigneur

After a brief overview of the European Outdoor Sports Campus and its objectives, we'll share our initial steps, including the impactful experiences from our first Blended Intensive Programme, and open the floor for an honest dialogue about the challenges we face together in this sector. It's a chance to collectively envision a more dynamic, sustainable, and inclusive approach to outdoor education and training. Your voice is crucial to us—as educators, enthusiasts, and advocates of the great outdoors, your insights will help steer our journey towards enriching and integrating environmental stewardship in outdoor sports education across Europe, building on the legacy of the SEE project.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling climate change and environmental issues

Objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the European Outdoor Sports Campus, its facilities, and its role in advancing outdoor sports education
  • Knowledge Exchange: innovative teaching practices will be shared by members of the steering committee of the Campus, notably the "Developing Nature Relationship in Arctic Nature" Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)
  • Future Vision: Discuss the future of outdoor sports education in Europe and how the campus can play a pivotal role in the context of the environmental transition
  • Networking: Create opportunities for professionals to connect and discuss potential collaborations

WS10

n. Attendees: 40

Speakers: Casper Lindemann, Jens Øyås Møller

The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities & The Sports Confederation of Denmark will give an introduction to the theme Sustainable Outdoor Facilities addressing both social, economic and environmental sustainability. The introduction will provide important knowledge on how outdoor facilities can be an attractive and sustainable way of facilitating outdoor activities. After the introduction they will present 3 concrete cases to the participants: 1. Danish Outdoor Pavilions (urban outdoor focusing on children) 2. Meeting place at Tarup Davinde (transformation – from old farm to outdoor hotspot) 3. Trailcenter Skanderborg (urban trailcenter – connecting new forest, biking area and indoor sports arena ) After the presentations we will ask the participants some key questions to facilitate reflections on the theme, to generate innovative ideas and to share best practice experiences.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling health inequalities

Objectives:

  • Sharing knowledge on good practice
  • Generate ideas and innovative thinking on facilities and infrastructure that can empower more people to enjoy active healthy lifestyles

WS11

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Amanda Caler McLaren

During this interactive workshop, we will build on the understanding and experience of workshop participants and of our panel members to look into the future and determine what it takes to really accelerate more ethnically diverse outdoor participation. In the process we will hear from persons of colour that have gone through the Opening Up The Outdoors changemakers course in the UK and their experience stepping into the outdoor space as well as other experts in the field. We will re-evaluate future importance of concepts like solidarity, inclusion, diversity, equality and equity and the role of empowering communities to lead the charge.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • Share lived-experience of persons of colour in the outdoors
  • Re-evaluate traditional Diversity, Equality and Inclusion concept
  • Determine what it takes to accelerate more diverse outdoor participation
  • Share the work of Opening Up The Outdoors

WS12

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Gregory Maxine

- What would the best 'outdoor city' look like? - How can we define 'outdoor' in an urban setting? - What should be the key features of an 'outdoor city'? and - How do we inspire cities to develop and promote themselves to inspire more people to be active outdoors? This interactive workshop will use examples to show how Silkeborg in Denmark and Sheffield in England have developed themselves as 'outdoor cities'. What does it take to be successful? This session will enable all attendees to provide input and feedback into 'what good looks like' and how we can inspire places to promote themselves as 'outdoor cities'. The session aims to inspire, share learning, and connect up like-minded places. Insight will be fed into ENOS's Erasmus STANDOUT project. STANDOUT aims to develop an agreed 'standard' over the next three years to benchmark outdoor cities and build an international network. This will inspire the growth of more places which prioritise the outdoors, helping to tackle inequalities and promote sustainable growth.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • To debate the key features of an outdoor city (to feed into the STANDOUT project)
  • How do we assess an Outdoor City? What does 'good' look like? To develop a shared understanding
  • To share good practice and inspire others

WS13

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Sebastian Sarx

Digital data has become an integral part of outdoor sports, omnipresent in planning, navigation, and follow-up. This data is currently a significant challenge for nature, but it can also be a great opportunity. Where does data on paths, activities, and routes come from? How can we use data to promote sustainable outdoor sports? Digitalization has transformed the world of information. We aim to provide insight into relevant data and flows for outdoor sports and nature, as well as to create a link between the physical and digital worlds through practical training to enhance data comprehension.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling climate change and environmental issues

Objectives:

  • An overview of data and its source in the world of outdoor sports and nature conservation
  • Insight on problems and chances in the world of data
  • First practical use and tools with a global dataset (OpenStreetMap)
  • Looking to the future and possible solutions

WS14

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Stephen Barnes

Nature Walker is an immersive experience that encapsulates walks along nature trails for people which are otherwise – due to people’s physical or psychological impairments – inaccessible to them. By exploring a user centric design wherein focus groups of users suggested features, this project provided an accessible and inclusive mobile application. It brings the beautiful scenic nature to life by 360 degree video capture; giving users a sense of immersion in their surroundings as movement in the real world can be correlated with movement in the 360 degree video with user’s walking correlating to video playback.

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling health inequalities

Objectives:

  • To provide attendees with a demonstration of an innovative technology-based approach to health that is accessible to a wide range of users with common use mobile devices
  • To detail an approach to user centric designs with immersive video – comprising feedback from Occupational Therapists as well as participants of mental health services
  • To increase awareness of how XR (extended reality) can be implemented for groups without the need for bespoke hardware
  • To provide qualitative findings detailing the benefits of an immersive video experience on participants’ mental and physical health

WS15

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Karsten Dufft

Are you committed to championing for sustainable and high-quality outdoor sports facilities – as the IAKS Expert Circles for Nature Activity Areas is? Do you too experience the ambiguity between the need of having more and better facilities to execute activities in natural spaces, conflicting interests of other stakeholder groups and the need to protect the outdoors from too much usage through active people? Then join us to critically review the provisional findings of the IAKS experts. Let us discuss how the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry can contribute to ENOS mission: “Taking action together for the sustainable and responsible development of outdoor sports across Europe”

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • Sharing insights into the necessities and restrictions of outdoor sports facilities
  • Critical analysis of these insights
  • Exchange of expectations in terms of planning, technical, and operating requirements
  • Discussion of opportunities for collaboration

WS16

n. Attendees: 40

Speaker: Hanna Craig

Her Outdoors – join us for a reflective knowledge sharing session themed “From National Campaign to Embedded Participation – Gaps, Steps and Opportunities”. National campaigns are prevalent in the sporting landscape. Her Outdoors a weeklong national campaign in its 4th year has been opening the doors of positive safe experiences for women and girls in the Irish outdoors. How long is the route from first experience to sustained participation embedded into weekly life? Is it clearly indicated? What are the obstacles along the way? What is needed to be able to travel that route?

Topic: Outdoor Sports innovations in tackling inactivity

Objectives:

  • Ensure delegates have a clear understanding of the HER Outdoors Week campaign's goals, its collaborative approach with local sports partnerships and national governing bodies, and its importance in promoting outdoor sports for females
  • Provide delegates with insights into the learnings during the planning, design, and implementation of the campaign to inspire them to apply similar approaches to their own initiatives
  • Encourage delegates to actively engage in discussions and brainstorming sessions about the future growth and sustainability of the campaign, aiming to generate actionable ideas and recommendations for its continued success
  • Equip workshop delegates with the knowledge and motivation to become ambassadors for the HER Outdoors Week campaign within their countries, networks and organisations extending the campaign's reach and impact