Poland: physical activity policy snapshot

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

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Poland implements policy actions in 4 out of the 6 policy areas of the MOVING framework. One policy area received the highest assessment: promoting physical activity in schools, community, and recreation (M), whereas physical activity opportunities in the workplace (O) received a moderate assessment.

Greater attention should be given to these policy areas (M, O) as weaknesses were identified in community initiatives and financial incentives to promote physical activity (M) and all areas of physical activity promotion in the workplace and across multiple professions (O). Gaps were further identified in a lack of physical activity in schools (M) alongside public awareness campaigns (N).

No action was taken on transport infrastructure to promote active societies (I) and providing training within healthcare and outpatient settings (G). Therefore, these areas should be prioritised. Much more needs to be done to develop structures and surroundings which promote physical activity (V), an area where a poor assessment was achieved.

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Poland’s results

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

Overview of physical activity policy status in Poland

Poland MOVING overview

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