The Göttinger Sport und Freizeit GmbH & Co. KG (GoeSF) works towards improvement of the 1997 introduced sport concept of the city of Göttingen. They initiated ISEP, facilitated by ISS, together with the local and regional sports associations, to revise the sport concept including the general sport policy as well as concrete guidelines to sport development, sport offers and sport facilities.

ISEP in Göttingen comprises of detailled inventories of sport and PA infrastructures as well as a representative population survey and an assessment of sports clubs. 2,500 households have already been mailed.

Göttingen focusses on a broad citizens’ participation in the planning, through panels in six neighbourhoods. The city intends close exchange with the population and a broad engagement in sport policy decision-making. Panels will start in early 2012 and select delegates to represent the citizens during the cooperative planning process in spring 2012.