Slovakia: physical activity policy snapshot

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

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Slovakia implements policy actions in all 6 areas of the MOVING framework. The highest assessment received was good, and achieved in 1 policy area: public communication which builds behaviour change skills (N).

Within policy areas, weaknesses were identified in physical activity in and outside of the classroom alongside community initiatives (M), physical activity in the workplace (O), in addition to physical activity guidelines (N) and communication campaigns which promote physical activity (I).

Greater attention should be given to all areas of structures and surroundings which promote physical activity (V), where a poor assessment was achieved. Policy actions within transport infrastructure to promote active societies (I), public communication which builds behaviour change skills (N), and training on physical activity within healthcare (G) should also be strengthened. Within these areas, national government action and good policy design in areas V and I is key to improving overall environments that enable physical activity.

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Slovakia’s results

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

Overview of physical activity policy status in Slovakia

Slovakia MOVING overview

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