The Netherlands Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (NISB) is a knowledge institute with practical experience. As a knowledge institute, the mission of NISB is to boost the social significance of sports and physical activity. NISB links policy, research and practive, because knowledge is not truly valuable until it is applied by administrators, policymakers and professionals.
Sports and physical activity supports the improvement of social skills, contacts and cooperation and has a positive effect on social inclusion of migrant youth. Data reveals rising inequalities in physical activity between EU-countries. Transnational collaboration in networks bridges these differences by promoting synergy and exchanging knowledge and experience.