Physical activity and sport as an opportunity to transform a city

Physical activity and sport as an opportunity to transform a city

The action plan of the municipal sports services of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, elaborated in the municipal political context and linked to the 2030 agenda, is the key to developing a quality strategic process.


Given the context experienced in recent years, the evolution of the city's sports associations, and the vision of transforming facilities towards sustainability and technology, the City Council of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat needed to develop a strategic process and an action plan for physical activity and sport in municipal sports services.


Itik consulting sport & leisure has overseen the development of this study. The first part involved a review, analysis and knowledge of the municipality's sports system based on the processing of quantitative and qualitative data and interviews with municipal personnel. This procedure led to the second part of the study, in which a diagnosis was elaborated that enabled 11 key opportunities to be identified, which led to the definition of 5 strategic lines with a specific objective for 2030, and their respective action programmes.


The development of this project has broken with the tendency to draw up long-term strategic plans with very generalist actions, adapting to the current reality. Thus, the keys to the success of the elaboration of the action plan for the municipal sports services of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat have been:

  • Linking the analysis, diagnosis, and strategic axes with the municipal political context
  • The concretisation of short-term action programmes related to the 2030 Agenda.

The political and sporting contextualisation of the municipality has been the turning point that has made it possible to identify an operational, concrete action plan in line with the municipal vision.