DGI is a sports association in Denmark that works to improve the conditions for our more than 6.300 member sport clubs and their more than 1.5 million members. Since its founding in 1992, DGI has been a strong advocate for creating a community which encourages members to join the local sport clubs and sport associations, and in which the individual can thrive. DGI is divided into 14 regions and DGI Vestjylland is one of them. DGI Vestjylland covers four municipalities, Lemvig, Struer, Holstebro and Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality, and has more than 65.000 members, who are engaged in 280 sport clubs. We arrange over 500 events a year covering more than 25 different sports and activities.
The project will be implemented in Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality due to its nature and cultural heritage. Through this project, DGI Vestjylland wants to motivate people to be more active and to be part of local communities. With emphasis on senior people we want to improve their social, mental and physical health and through the senior peoples stories to bring the young generation closer to them. In that way the young generation can learn more about their municipality’s cultural heritage and both generations can become part of intergenerational communities, where they can thrive both socially, mentally and physically. We also hope that Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality will benefit from these stories and intergenerational walks by making the municipality more attractive in regards of the population, local enterprises and tourists.
Danske Gymnastik og Idrætsforen. Vestjylland
Tingvej 5, Ulfborg, Denmark.
This web site was realised in the project“Innovative Tourism – Collecting Cultural Heritage Through Intergenerational Walks”
in the framework of the European programme “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices” and “Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training”. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.