European Mile Slovenia 05.06.2021

Where Slovenia
When 05.06.2021

On 5 June the flagship event in Novo mesto will offer free workshops of Nordic walking for participants. The idea is to promote physical activity among disabled people and organize walking/running events in the local community. The European Mile celebration in Slovenia will include Nordic walking workshops for elderly.

Novo mesto, Šentjernej, Ljubljana, Kranj, Medvode, Škofja Loka were the localities hosting the European Mile event.

In numerous places across Slovenia, EM Nordic Walk seminars for the elderly will be held, which are open to the public and free of charge. The purpose is to encourage elderly people to walk regularly and teach them the foundations of Nordic walking.

The workshops begins with a quick overview of the advantages of regular Nordic walking. Following the presentation, the participants will warm up and begin learning proper Nordic walking technique through various exercises, with a focus on the usage of walking sticks. Finally, finishing with an after physical activity session, for the participants to cool down.

Another EM event for hiking, will allow local sport clubs to organize hiking events in their local community, inviting their members and/or citizens to join the hike. The hikes are organized in nature, with the final destination at the top of a local hill/mountain. Participating sport organisations will use the European Mile initiative to promote regual physical activities, especially walking and hiking.

Main Partners:

  • Members of Sports Union of Slovenia
  • Sport organization for disabled people
  • National Institute of Public Health
Mojca Markovič, Sports Union of Slovenia (Športna unija Slovenije) Coordinator European Mile - Slovenia Slovenia www.sportna-unija.si
www.slovenijavgibanju.si

WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND EUROPEAN MILE?

The EUROPEAN MILE is one of our brand new events, that we are organising, as an official European Week of Sport event. The concept of the EUROPEAN MILE is designed to build a bridge between ISCA and European Week of Sport. It will focus on using public streets for citizens’ activities and mobility, and thus celebrate both the heathy and environmentally friendly modes of transport, and the broader benefits of physical activity. In addition, EUROPEAN MILE is part of the year-round ISCA campaign NowWeMOVE, which has the vision of getting 100 million more Europeans active in sport or physical activity by 2020.

THE EUROPEAN MILE ORGANISERS

Mile Donation Challenge Partners

Communication Partner

The European Mile National Coordinators