Lithuania: physical activity policy snapshot

This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national physical activity policy actions in Lithuania. Compare Lithuania with other European countries in our MOVING policy index.

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Lithuania implements policy actions in all 6 areas of the MOVING framework. Two policy areas achieved a good assessment: physical activity opportunities in the workplace and training (O), and increasing physical activity through public communication which builds behaviour change skills (N).

Weaknesses within policy areas were identified for physical activity for all ages and abilities and financial incentives which promote physical activity (M), physical activity in the workplace and design guidelines for buildings (O), active transport policies (V) and physical activity guidelines (N). Gaps arose where there was a lack of physical activity outside of school hours and community initiatives promoting physical activity (M), active design guidelines (V) and communication campaigns to promote transport (I).

National government policy action should be taken to strengthen policies on structure and surroundings which promote physical activity (V) as this policy area received the worst assessment of poor policy design. Greater attention should also be given to transport structures which promote active societies (I) and physical activity training in healthcare settings (G) as fair policy design was achieved.

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Lithuania’s results (pdf, English)

This country snapshot presents detailed results of the MOVING policy index for Lithuania. Full index results are outlined in the MOVING policy brief (pdf), which compares Lithuania 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 Lithuania, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our MOVING database.

Overview of physical activity policy status in Lithuania

Lithuania MOVING overview

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