Ben-essere e innovazione sociale partecipata: lo sport e l’attività fisica come beni relazionali

Well-being and Participatory Social Innovation : Sport and Physical Activity as Relational Assets


  • Giovanna Russo Università di Bologna, Italy


In the last few decades the pursuit of physical and mental wellbeing of the population has become one of the primary goals of contemporary society, for improving the quality of life. This value, in a context of global crisis, requires and promotes social innovation and participatory new subsidiary welfare tools. From this point of view, sport and physical activity appear as relational goods capable of developing awareness and social engagement for better living standards for new athletes and consumers. The first results of the pilot research described here, highlights how physical activity is an element of innovation and social reflexivity for new forms of social cohesion.