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The Observatory for Sport in Scotland is staging its first National Sport Summit conference aimed at engaging stakeholders in community sport, recreation and health in discussing and piloting more effective practice to help stakeholders across Scotland increase sport participation for ALL; for every person in Scotland, irrespective of age, ability, background and geography. (See programme here).
The event is the result of a wide range of research among stakeholders across Scotland, and has three core objectives:
1. To bring together in one room stakeholders from government to community level, policy-makers and practitioners, public and private, and from outside the usual sport conference audiences by involving representatives from health, education, business, economy, criminal justice and emergency services to discuss and debate key issues affecting community sport, recreation, health and wellbeing;
2. To provide a platform to publish, share and discuss scientific research, and good practice from across Scotland and around the world, in areas of community sport, recreation, health and wellbeing, and identify knowledge gaps; and
3. To move sport from talking shops into strategic discussions around policy that can help all involved in developing community sport and recreation to deliver sustainable, funded provision and programmes with long-term benefits to the health of Scotland’s population.
We will feature four themes:
- The Divided Nation: How do we reach the inactive and excluded and support exposed groups with sport?
- The future of community facilities and services: New models of planning, management and access to community and school facilities.
- Strengthening Scotland's workforce: How can sport help to create healthier, more productive staff with stronger minds, emotional intelligence and resilience in the workplace.
- Sport's new age: The growth in fitness, tech and Esport, stripped down and explained by the experts.
This event is designed to help everyone at the cross-section of sport, activity and health in Scotland to get on the same page and will aim to conclude with a clear focus for all stakeholders on key priorities in tackling challenges in sport and activity in Scotland, their roles and where research and insights are required to effect significant impact in 2020-22. We welcome everyone's input.
Full programme here.