The members


“Healthy Employee, Mobile and Active” (HEMA) is a 3-year program intended to tackle the high level of physical inactivity in Europe. HEMA is supported and co-funded by the European Commission in the field of Erasmus+ program and European Week of Sport. The workplace is identified is a key area to leverage these following figures.

  • 210 million Europeans are physically inactive, which costs the EU28 €80 billion per year and roughly 80% of local decision-makers are unaware of the figures and the situation in general – PASS Project, 2017
  • 13% of the physical active European citizens do it at work – Eurobarometer, 2017
Meet the HEMA project members.


European Federation for Company Sport

The European Federation for Company Sport (EFCS) is a voluntary non-profit organisation based in Paris and gathering national company sport federations from 39 different countries (40 federations) of which 22 EU member states. These national federations are referent associations in their own countries to organize activities related to company sport. Most of these federations’ members are companies which differ in their size, form and activity.

European Cyclist Federation

ECF, funded in 1983, is the European federation of national, regional or local cyclists’ member associations and associated organisations, operating for more than 1 million people. ECF is the umbrella body for cycling at the European level, providing knowledge about the policy and implementation needs for cycling and expertise in managing networks and communities at a global scale. The federation is world’s largest, best known and most powerful international cyclists’ advocacy and umbrella organisation. ECF actively promotes and encourages cycling worldwide while trying to improve cycling policy at European level.

Sport Vlaanderen

Sport Vlaanderen i.e. the sports administration of the Government of Flanders, has a mission: getting all Flemish people into sport, preferably on a regular basis and throughout their lives. The Sports Flanders Agency prepares Flanders’ sports policy and implements and evaluates it to increase sports participation and enhance the quality of the sport provision. The Agency supports the Government of Flanders in the preparation and evaluation of Flanders’ integrated sports policy from recreational to high-level sport, including medically justified sports practice, and implements the policy.

City Council of Daugavpils

Daugavpils City Council is the city's highest self-regulatory institution. Daugavpils city administration is carried out by Daugavpils city municipality, its structural units and institutions. Daugavpils (110000 inhabitants) is the second largest development centre of national significance in Latvia, an important centre of socioeconomic development in the Baltic States near the EU eastern border. Daugavpils is an industrial and educational centre, as well as an important cultural, sports and recreation centre. The motto and strategic goal of the city is: “Daugavpils – the engine of innovative economy and the capital of well-being in the eastern Baltics”. Promotion of city’s development issues by international cooperation are one of the most important goals of the municipality. Sport and youth department in city council is responsible for sports, youth and city inhabitants’ physical activity and mobility.

Club of cycle-friendly towns and territories

Founded in 1989 by 10 pioneering towns and cities, France’s ‘club of cycle-friendly towns and territories’ network (Club des villes et territoires cyclables, CVTC) now includes over 1500 local authorities ranging from cities and urban districts to entire départements and regions. The Club’s elected officials strive to develop everyday use of bikes, active mobility, complementary use alongside public transport, and modal interchange, as well as nurturing local government policies promoting mobility and sustainable economic development. Health-related sport and employee well-being are both playing a rapidly-increasing role in companies. They help make firms more attractive, and by improving employee well-being, also offer a way for them to improve their competitiveness. Encouraging people to cycle to work is now part and parcel of companies’ Mobility Plans, with the aim of shifting people from solo car use to alternative modes that are good for the individual and the community alike: public transport, car-pooling, cycling and so on.


University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra was funded 1290 and hosts now more than 25,000 students. UC is a reference in higher education and R&D in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught at its eight colleges and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various scientific domains and on technology related areas. UC pursues a policy of continuous improvement in several areas, ensuring high standards of teaching and research, as well as being an active participant in the development of the corporate world. University of Coimbra, the oldest institution of higher education in Portugal, offers a field of study in the area of Physical Culture and Sport. Recognising the sports facilities offered by the University, the University Senate founded the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education.

Eesti Spordisemts Kalev – KALEV

Estonian Sports Association Kalev was founded in 1901 in Czar Russia by Estonian sports and culture enthusiasts. Today, they celebrate their 118th anniversary and operate as a non-profit charitable voluntary non-governmental association. They perform as umbrella organisation for 37 sports associations and sportclubs, covering the whole of Estonia. They unite over 10,000 members, who are involved in 31 different fields of sport. They focus on grassroots sports, on sports for all and also on top-level sports. They also collect, store, archive and value the history of Estonian and Kalev’s sports and achievements. KALEV has a direct impact in promoting swimming, athletics and soccer through it’s athletic facilities. Within Estonia, KALEV is a member of the Estonian Olympic Committee, the Sports for All Association (member of TAFISA), the Estonian Gymnastics Federation and the Tallinn Sports Union. KALEV has a close cooperation within Estonia with the Estonian Defence League, the Estonian Olympic Academy, the Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Estonian Cooperation Assembly, the City of Tallinn and several other local municipalities.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Korinthia

The Chamber of Commerce of Korinthia was founded in 1935 by the Decree of 14-6-35, published in the Greek Official Gazette No. 277 / A / 22.6.35. It is a legal entity governed by public law and operates in accordance with the provisions of Laws No. 2081/92 and No. 3419/2005 (Greek Official Gazette / 297 / 06.12.05). The governing bodies of the Chamber are 21 elected members as well as the Administrative Committee, counting 7 members and consists of the President, Vice-Presidents A and B, Supervisor and Secretary General. It is an advisory body of the state and its members and aims to promote development activity in its region as well as the development of industry, craft, trade and services in the interests of the national economy. Members of the Chamber are obliged to be all natural and legal persons that have their registered office or are located in the Prefecture of Korinthia and exercise a natural business activity. The number of members at the creation was 2,516 and is currently 9,577.

European platform for Sport Innovation

EPSI is a networking organisation in Europe (16 countries and 27 members) that strives for a more innovation-friendly environment for the upstream and downstream of EU sports industry. EPSI is located in Brussels and has been initiated in 2008. EPSI has embraced a cross-sectoral approach, which covers many fields such as the health, economic, ICT, social, transport, tourism and cultural dimensions of sport, with a growing number of partners, including universities, research institutes, clusters, industries and any type of other organisations that operate in the field of sport innovation. EPSI operates within the well-known quadruple helix: business, academia, government and end consumers. The platform focuses on: • Physical activity related to sport, leisure and health • Sporting goods, footwear/apparels and hardware • Performance monitoring and enhancement apparatus • Sports facilities, sport surfaces and equipment • Sports nutrition, health and physical activity

Tampereen Pyrinto ry - TAMPEREEN

Multisport club Tampereen Pyrintö is established in 1896. The purpose of Tampereen Pyrintö is to promote sports and its activities range so that as many club member as possible would be active either in hobby, competitive or high-level sports. Tampereen Pyrintö has lot of active members both in individual and team sport and therefore it is one the biggest multisport club in Finland. Pyrintö representatives have achieved several Olympic medals and other success. Currently Tampereen Pyrintö has eight (8) sports: track and field, basketball, cheerleading, cross country skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, orienteering and weightlifting. Tampereen Pyrintö is known for being the organizer of major sport events both national and international level. In its past the club has organized following athletic competitions; U19 European Championship (2003), Kalevan kisat, which is the official name of the Finnish Championships (2008), U23 European Championship (2013) and the Finland – Sweden international (2016). It is an advisory body of the state and its members and aims to promote development activity in its region as well as the development of industry, craft, trade and services in the interests of the national economy. Members of the Chamber are obliged to be all natural and legal persons that have their registered office or are located in the Prefecture of Korinthia and exercise a natural business activity. The number of members at the creation was 2,516 and is currently 9,577.