ISCA Secretariat: Vester Voldgade 100, 2, DK-1552 Copenhagen, Denmark - CVR 29 50 05 41 Tel: +45 29 48 55 51 / [email protected]

Interview with Leeni Asola-Myllynen from SVOLI

Name:            Leeni Asola-Myllynen

Position:        Health Activities Manager

Organization: Finnish Gymnastics Federation Svoli

Country:        Finland



1. Within your specific national project and geographic location (country), what are the most important issues for the PATHE - Physical Activity Towards a Healthier Europe to address in order to better the health status, health promotion and sport/health activities?

PATHE helps us to develop our  

- Support for the gymnastic clubs in health related exercise and health promotion

- Tools in PRIIMA-programme (evaluation formulars, electric documentation, ideas for education days)

- Volunteer work: international attention and consultation is a notable gift and thanks for our volunteer PRIIMA coaches and volunteers in our clubs. They have got a good feeling about doing the right and important work, because other countries and organizations are developing similar issues just now. 


2. What partnerships/activities do you feel are necessary within your national project/country that would help further the efforts of ISCA and your Association with PATHE in providing increased and more comprehensive services for national organizations in the Health/health promotion activities?


- To share all the PATHE-projects in differant countries for all the partners and our clubs. I wonder, how to spread the experience and knowledge in my organization further?It is always the most difficult thing in the international work.

ISCA is ready to try new methods: Let´s arrange a European virtual PATHE seminar by skype or some other multimedia solution. We gather Finnish participants here together to a seminar, so do others in other countries. Programme will be listened at the same time in each country -> innovative working groups ->sharing the results


- Just now we are looking for international partnership in education (group fitness instructor: health and fitness, senior-work, adults gymnastics, aerobic)

- It is useful to hear many kind of best practices within health projects in sport clubs from other countries. Experiences, bad and good are extremely useful.



3. What are the adaptations/innovations/changes in your association via PATHE   that you have either implemented or developed that has helped provide a more effective or efficient health/health promotion/physical activities? 


-       We have increased the amount of personal contact and interaction in our evaluation process.

-       We changed some components in our plan about the re-evaluationprocess for the year 2010

-       We are changing the evaluation formular and make it more structered

(PDF, 0.13 MB)