Both national and state-level institutions from various German policy fields make use of the scientific expertise of the ISS in order to implement innovative strategies for sport development. Two current examples are:
- As speaker of the “Sport and Spaces Commission” of the German Sport Science Association (dvs), Prof. Rütten currently heads a scientific workgroup formulating future minimal standards for the local planning of sport development in cooperation with the German Olympic Sport Federation (DOSB) and the Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag).
- As expert on sport development, Prof. Rütten is currently involved in the implementation of the National Action Plan on Nutrition and Physical Activity (inform) of the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG). One of the major challenges is applying the new EU guidelines for inter-sectoral policy development in the area of physical activity promotion to the German context.