HAPPY BONES - Physical activity in women in menopause: a collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Project ref. 613137-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-SPO-SCP


Considering the needs to encourage osteopenic/ osteoporotic
patients to practise physical activity and to train health
professionals on how to encourage them, the project objectives are:

- to develop and promote an innovative osteoporosis exercise protocol
for osteopenic/ osteoporotic sedentary women aged 50-65 to involve
them in a moderate exercise and as a consequence, to increase their
quality of life (in physiological and psychological terms);

- to train teachers and experts in physical education with specific
skills in the participating countries in order to standardize the
osteoporosis exercise protocol and make it transferable and
replicable also in other contexts and countries. The training will
be organized using the train the trainers methodology in order to
trigger a cascade effect and involve more operators in the sector.

- To compare the drop out and the adherence to the training
protocol in the two different environments (workplace and
Sport Association) in order to understand which is the best
solution to promote regular physical activity.
By adhering to the project, the employer gets involved in the
health of its employees and at the same time, adopts measures
to reduce the indirect costs generated by the hours of absence
caused by the possible risks due to pathology.


For the participating organisations, HAPPY BONES project will aim to:

- Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by
supporting the International Osteoporotic Foundation recommendation
on health physical activity;

- Promote education in and through exercise;

- Reinforce cooperation with partners from other countries

- Increase quality in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and
follow-up of EU/international exercise projects; increased capacities
to encourage citizens to participate in exercise and health enhancing
physical activity;

- Create a more dynamic, committed and professional environment inside
the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods into
daily activities; open to synergies with organisations active in different
fields or in other socio-economic sectors; promoting the socio-educational
development of professionals and volunteers in exercise, in line with
European policy objectives in the sport field.


Erasmus+: Sport Collaborative Partnerships


University of Rome “Foro Italico” (IT)


Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași – UAIC (RO)

Bulgarian Sports Development Association – BSDA (BG)

Gazi University – GU (TURKEY)

Funadaciò Salut i Envelliment UAB (FSIE) – Barcelona (ES)

Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (IT)

Duration of project

1.1. 2020 - 31. 12. 2022

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