EPSI needs to manage and organize a Digital Connected Challenge, designed for employees to measure PA through a mobile application. [responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to the article (click again to stop)”]


HEMA is a 3 years project – co-funded by the European Commission in the field of Erasmus + programme and European Week of Sport – which intends to tackle the high level of physical inactivity in Europe.

The concept of HEMA is to associate moments of unstructured PA to specific discussions and studies around ways of implementing PA and mobility in EU workplaces. As such, HEMA adopts an innovative methodology as it associates PA to mobility schemes within the company. 

That’s why, in the framework of Project HEMA, EPSI is looking for a Service Supplier to manage and organize a Digital Connected Challenge. This challenge is designed for employees to measure their number of steps by walking, cycling or running through a mobile application.

The Digital Connected Challenge is scheduled in the field of European Week of Sport in September 2020. The aim of this challenge is to motivate and engage companies and employees to raise their level of physical activity (PA) and mobility, whilst also promoting awareness on the drawbacks of low PA and mobility in Europe. Accordingly, the Service Supplier will be especially responsible for the creation of a mobile application, its related marketing plan and to support EPSI in organizing the competition, as well as collect the related challenge’s results. 

Concretely, HEMA Digital Connected Challenge will consist in a challenge dedicated to employees and companies, which includes a mobile application to measure the number of steps by walking, cycling or running on a defined period of two weeks. The challenge will start during the first day of the European Week of Sport.

The concerned activities are running, walking or cycling. The number of steps will be counted through different devices and supported by an Android and iOS app. The innovative aspect is that the challenge is not only targeting sport users but also people who are active by walking or cycling to work. The challenge’s aim is to make employees more active by simple actions, even those who are not used to be active: taking the stairs rather than the elevator, one hour cycling, walking to our colleagues rather than sending an email, stop one metro or bus stop earlier, make some warming-up physical exercise before any kind of activity at the office.