What is ISEP?

Planning of Sport Development

Integrated planning of sport development (ISEP) is a goal-oriented methodological approach to securing the infrastructural environment (spaces, programs, and organization) for sport and physical activity.

Integrated planning of sport development consists of:

  • Taking an inventory of relevant data (e.g. existing infrastructures and needs)
  • Definition of goals, priorities, and actions
  • Facilitation of cooperation between all relevant interest groups
  • Quality assurance and evaluation

Why Integrated Planning of Sport Development?

ISEP enables communities, sport providers, and other relevant actors and institutions…

  • to prepare for the current and future leisure-time physical activity behavior (demand for sport) of the population while adjusting to the needs of different target groups (principle of outcome orientation)
  • to provide the general population as well as specific target groups with sport facilities, spaces for physical activity, and physical activity programs based on actual needs (principle of effectivity)
  • to optimize the usage of already existing sport facilities, spaces for physical activity and physical activity programs (prinicple of efficiency)
  • to develop a rational basis for decision-making, thus ensuring planning reliability for all actors involved (principle of transparency)
  • reach a mutual adjustment of all relevant actors and policy sectors as well as a concentration of forces for the planning of sport development (principle of intersectoral cooperation)

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