Institutions with Outdoor Profile

Development and implementation of outdoor activities in the professional routines at social housing and activity institutions

The overall aim of the project Institutions with Outdoor Profile was to inspire staff at residential and activity facilities to increase the use of outdoor space in their daily lives and to create a basis for skills development and knowledge sharing for the benefit of both staff and citizens.

The sub-goals of the project were to:

  • Implement a tailor-made course for three offers in cooperation with DAI
  • Develop local action plans that strengthen capacity building in each service in collaboration with the Outdoor Institute
  • Create a basis for targeted knowledge sharing and exchange of experience across the municipality's residential and activity services in the social field


The project group consisted of Silkeborg Municipality's Social Department, the Outdoor Institute and the Danish Workers' Sports Federation.

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Wall of Initiatives

The Wall of Initiatives tell the story about a whole community, Silkeborg, dedicated to the use of outdoor for the common good.

Nature Forces

Outdoor activities strengthening mental, physical and social health for people recovering from cancer.

School in Nature

Dybkær Special School supporting pupils with special needs and their profesionals in using outdoor.

Out in the Open

Use of outdoor activities to train strength, fitness and balance for people with COPD, heart disease and diabetes.

In the Footsteps of the Past

Local cultural experiences as a lever for more activity in nature.

Denmark’s Outdoor Festival

Inspiration and knowledge sharing event for professionals, citizens and visitors.

Outdoor Day for All

Event for citizens with special needs providing a wide range of outdoor activities

Outdoor Academy

Education program empowering people who develop and coordinate outdoor initiatives and experiences.

Nature on Prescription

Outdoor as treatment to improve mental health, empowerment and job readiness.