Croatia 24.09

Croatia 24.09.

Institute of Public Health County of Međimurje is organizing an Open Streets Day - event as a part of the Security and Prevention Fair in the City of Čakovec. A wide variety of sport-recreational activities will be organized on the closures road and green spaces.

We have arranged a 50 km long bike tour on the 24th of September for public health workers, police officers and Red Cross employees. The Cycling tour will connect all three cities in Međimurje County – Prelog, Mursko Središće and Čakovec. Finish point of the race will be on the Security and Prevention Fair which will take place on 24.09.2019.

On the same day - 24th of September, children from kindergartens and schools as well as people from different vulnerable groups will have the opportunity to participate in children’s cycling races and outdoor sport activities in all the three cities.

Contact person:Renata Kutnjak Kiš, MD

The concept of Open Streets Day is built into the name of the project: on 22 September 2019 public streets and urban areas of European cities will be transformed into venues for recreational physical activity. Local community members are invited to take the initiative and organise events that are relevant and interesting to residents of their area. As an organiser, you are free to choose an event theme ranging from simple ideas, like rope-skipping contests, to something more elaborate like a mass participation cycling ride.

With the Car-Free Day also scheduled on 22 September as a part of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, Open Streets Day events may take advantage of the already existing road closures and make the experience even more memorable by letting residents discover their neighbourhood from a different perspective.

Serving as a bridge between European Mobility Week and European Week of Sport, Open Streets Day will promote environmentally-friendly modes of active transport, as well as encourage citizens to celebrate the joy of being active. Open Streets means opening up the public space to movement which also means open minds – and that is why the events are meant to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

What is the purpose of Open Streets Day?

The Open Streets Day is one of our brand new events, that we are organising, as an official European Week of Sport event. The concept of the Open Streets Day is designed to build a bridge between Mobility Week 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, Open Streets Day 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.

Open Streets Day is an event supporting the European Week of Sport

Open Streets Day National partners