This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national physical activity policy actions in Greece. Compare Greece with other European countries in our MOVING policy index.
Greece implements policy actions in 5 out of the 6 policy areas of the MOVING framework. Two policy areas achieved a good assessment: policy design in physical activity opportunities in the workplace and training (O), and physical activity guidelines and public communication campaigns promoting physical activity (N).
Weaknesses within policy areas were identified in physical activity training to those outside of healthcare (O), design guidelines and regulations (V) in addition to physical activity guidelines and public awareness campaigns (N). Gaps within policy areas were on physical activity outside of school hours and financial incentives to promote physical activity (M), in addition to active design guidelines (V).
No national government action was taken at all in the area of transport infrastructure to promoting active societies (I) therefore, this policy area should be prioritised. Much more needs to be done to improve design of the built environment to promote physical activity (V). Action and good policy design in both areas is key to improving overall environments that enable physical activity.
This country snapshot presents detailed results of the MOVING policy index for Greece. Full index results are outlined in the MOVING policy brief (pdf), which compares Greece with other European countries and explains the methods for producing this snapshot and the index.
The index assesses if national government policy actions exist across all areas of the MOVING framework and, if so, how well designed they are. We produced this assessment by benchmarking policies from Greece, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our MOVING database.
The policy landscape in any country evolves over time. These findings reflect our knowledge as of May 2023. To provide feedback or suggest updates, please get in touch.