EU-PALS: European Physical Activity Label for Schools

Programme: Erasmus+

Start date: 1 January 2018

End date: 31 December 2019

Project Reference: 590780-EPP-1-2017-1-HU-SPO-SCP


The European Physical Activity Label for Schools (Eu-PALS) project is aimed at establishing a European physical activity label for schools which would first and foremost ensure schools the opportunity to compare and evaluate their sport and physical activity related programs and practices to other schools’ in other European countries in order to be able to fully utilise possibilities to provide space, time and opportunities for students to be physically active.

With the help of an objective compare and evaluation tool the map of physical activity in European schools will be drawn up. Summarising our vision, by creating and developing a European network under one label we engage schools and children around the continent to be more active. Schools that are seeking for recognition and reward, would be motivated to be awarded during the evaluation in the label system, which would result in better and more sport and physical activity programs.


The objective of the project is to increase participation of pupils in physical activity programs in European Union member states. The European physical activity label will focus on three different dimensions and should involve indicators from three neighbouring fields:

  • Physical education in schools (seen as an educational course and part of the curriculum), from the quality P.E. perspective
  • Extracurricular physical activity programs with focus on health-enhancing physical activity – hereinafter: HEPA - organized in or by the schools or pupils themselves
  • School sport (competitive and non-competitive sport activities and events in or between schools)

During the project, an online self-assessment tool will be developed to be able to measure the above dimensions and to guide schools to comply with the label criteria. In line with the above, the project aims to raise awareness towards the values and qualities of sport-minded schools.


  • Magyar Diaksport Szovetseg, Hungary (project coordinator)
  • Eesti Koolispordi Liit, Estonia
  • European Physical Education Association, Switzerland
  • International Sport And Culture Association, Denmark
  • Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia
  • Youth Sport Trust, UK