Contact & Activities

Participating city

84.901 inhabitants

Local contact

Kristina Harjung
Trg cara Urosa 1

Participation 2021

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
"Steps to better health" - the city, Red Cross and the mountaineers' society will lead participants on a 2.5 km walk from the City Centre, around the Sports Union, Apatinski put, on the new pedestrian pathway by the Great Backa Canal and return to the starting point. Entry to the City Beach will be free of charge to anyone who comes on a bicycle. Start time: 1.30-2 pm in front of the City Administration building.
17 September
"Take care of each other" - The Sombor Council for Road Safety will distribute reflective bicycle gear in Sombor and surrounding villages to improve the road safety of cyclists. A bicycle is a very common mode of transport in Sombor. A short class on road safety will be organised in kindergartens where children will be introduced to road safety, traffic signalisation and how to behave in traffic. Start time 10 am at the fountain on Kralja Petra I Street (Main Street).
18 September
Kayak tour - Kayak club Sombor and the Red Cross will organise a kayak tour down the Great Backa Canal, with an added element of training on safety on waterways and a simulation of a search and rescue operation. Start time 10 am at the Kayak Club on the Great Backa Canal.
19 September
Open air chess - promotion of the new open air chess boards in a public park. This was chosen by citizens as an activity that they want in their park. Activity is open to members of the chess club and all other interested people of all ages. On the nearby skate park an obstacle course for children will be set up.
20 September
"Be healthy, be fit" - an open air aerobics class will be organised in front of the City administration building and public buildings in the surrounding villages. Class is open to all interested participants and passers by. Start time 11 am in front of the City Administration building (Trg cara Urosa 1). At 6 pm an additional fitness class will be held as part of the free sport activities for women, funded by the City.
21 September
Start time 9 am at the Trinity Square. "Health Fair" - The City Public Health Council and the Red Cross will organise a health fair in the city centre, where citizens will be able to measure blood pressure, blood sugar levels and chat about healthy lifestyles, preventing obesity and diabetes.
22 September
Car free day - the Mayor and his cabinet will cycle or walk to work that day. A new bicycle track in the city centre will be promoted via a bicycle tour. Start time is 7.30 am.
Public class on road and traffic safety , traffic signalisation will be held, aimed at children.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport