After the pilot phase 2012-2015 in Hochdorf, the project Move Together is in the implementation phase from 2016 to 2022. The project will be integrated as an addition to the already existing offers. The aim is to anchor the idea of the project sustainably in regular operation from 2023.
Pilot phase 2012 – 2015
The pilot will be implemented in cooperation with the gymnastics club Audacia Hochdorf, the Brückenschlag club, the municipality of Hochdorf and other funding agencies. Very positive experiences are being made and it is becoming apparent that the project has a pioneering character in the Swiss sports landscape. The Swiss Sports Union decides to implement the idea as a project from 2016 at other project locations and receives an assurance from the Federal Office of Sport FOSPO of start-up financing until the end of 2018. Report in the NLZ of 19.03.2013
Implementation phase 2016 – 2022
The position of MIMUKI project manager is filled by Elias Vogel, socio-cultural animator FH. The first project site is set up in Wolhusen in the canton of Lucerne.
After the successful start in Wolhusen, 3 more project locations are added in autumn 2017 in Emmen, Hergiswil am See and Stans. The project also convinces the expert jury of the Sanitas Challenge 2017 and so the project takes 3rd place in the region of Central Switzerland. Service agreements can be concluded with various foundations and cantons. The first training course takes place.
The project gains increasing positive resonance. The project locations Kerns and Root are added. This brings the total number of project locations to 7 in 3 cantons. In the Sanitas Challenge 2018, the project once again takes 3rd place in the Central Switzerland region. A further milestone is reached with the evaluation, which is carried out in collaboration with the Marie Meiefhorer Institute for the Child in Zurich. Evaluation
With the renaming of the project from MIMUKI to MiTu Miteinander Turnen as of 01 May, the focus will be sharpened. The project is now supported by the Laureus Foundation Switzerland. The project is receiving increasing attention in professional circles and in the sporting landscape in Switzerland and in neighbouring countries. Starting in autumn 2019, new project locations will be added: Schötz, Büron, Ruswil, Lungern, Widnau, Rebstein, Wädenswil and Locarno. The Italian region and the canton of Ticino have been opened up. The position of project site coordinator will be newly created and filled by Sarah Vögtli as of 1 October.
The positive development of the first three months is abruptly ended by the Covid-19 lockdown. From 17 March, the initiative Gymnastics Together - at Home is launched. Over a period of 60 days, exercise tips will be posted daily at 08:00. The initiative will reach a total of 17,000 people and many more via the network. Pascale Josi succeeded Sarah Vögtli as project site coordinator on 7 September.
In collaboration with the Marie Meierhofer Institute for the Child (MMI), we are conducting an important scientific evaluation for the area of preschool gymnastics this year. We want to review the effectiveness of the project "Gymnastics Together". We will publish the results of the evaluation in January 2022. We are very happy about the 2nd place of the Sanitas Challenge 2022 in the region of Central Switzerland and the recognition award of meingleichgewicht.ch. Since autumn 2021, we welcome the two new project locations Scuol (GR) and Willisau (LU) to the network. With the implementation of the project in Scuol, the Romansh language region has been opened up. The publication of the Best Practice Guide is an important milestone for the project.
Publication of the evaluation 2021, which we conducted in collaboration with the Marie Meierhofer Institute for the Child (MMI) from October 2020 to December 2021. All 22 project sites will be transferred to regular operation by the end of June 2022. The project idea will be transferred to regular operation by the end of 2022. The network Miteinander Turnen will remain as a centre of excellence for pre-school gymnastics.
The MiTu project will be anchored in the regular operation of preschool gymnastics from 2023.
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