Activity of Mehed Liikuma (Men in Recreational Sports)
Aims and objectives
Health programme for men "Men, Let's Do Sport" (Mehed Liikuma) is a pilot project in southern Estonia, launched in 2010, which aims to change men's attitudes to health, to improve their health awareness and to increase average life expectancy. Targets a broad range of Estonian men aged 20 to 69 years of age who do not participate regularly in sports and health activity, and suffer the resulting health problems.
Name: Mehed Liikuma (Men in Recreational Sports)
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Estonia
Organisation Phone: 372 52 17 501
Name: Kristo Ausmees
In cooperation with various partners, have implemented the following activities:
- online men's health programme called "Men's Health Stories"
- events in collaboration with sports associations
- creation and development of men's health activity groups
- Heart Week events
2010 - Conference in Võru promoting the project "Men in Recreational Sports" (Mehed Liikuma)
Webportal (www.mehedliikuma.ee) with articles on health and exercise, videos etc.