Malta 22.09

Malta 22.09.

The 22th of September a full day of activities is planned in Zejtun, a town in the South of the Island.

The main streets leading to the town and the main square will be closed for cars, this includes as well the main square in which part of it is usually used as a car park accommodating around 100 cars. The aim is to give the streets back to the people and to transform such spaces usually taken over by cars in temporary playgrounds for the community to enjoy and to play and be active together in this very unique day!

The activities planned include:

  • Street Soccer Tournament - We shall be setting up a 5 a side pitch in the main square. The pitch was recently designed with Graffiti art addressing the need for open spaces and the need to protect the environment for our overall well-being
  • Dodge Ball Games/Tournament
  • Panna Games
  • Traditional Games – including rope skipping, bocci, hopscotch etc.
  • Hip Hope/Breakdance
  • Water Rounders – This set up will be very unique and fun as we will be setting up small inflatable pools in the main square
  • Parent & Kids – Relay Races
  • Circuit Relays
  • Street Basket
  • Skate Boarding (tentative)

We look forward to see a lot of people – families, friends, people walking by and people from all generations.

MOVE will be collaborating with Zejtun local council and with other local sports and community organisations to make this event a successful one.

Contact person:Jesmar Frendo

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