Project: Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training (EDU:PACT)

Louis Moustakas
November 12, 2020

Start: 01.01.2018
End: 31.03.2021
Coordinator: University of Vienna
ENSE Network Partners: German Sport University Cologne, University of Southern Denmark, Universty of Rome "Foro Italico", International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)
Other Partners: University of Thessaly, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Right to Play Germany, Vienna Institute of International Dialogue
Project Website: edupact.eu
Funding: European Commission / Erasmus+

Changing societies and new migrant flows bring new cultural opportunities and challenges across all European societies. Regardless of what is done to handle this situation, it is clear that a great number of people, including children, will need to be integrated and welcomed into our societies. Schools as well as sport clubs are an important vehicle to facilitate this integration.

However, teachers and schools are often under-resourced and under-funded to deal with this situation. The objective of the project is to help address these challenges and to develop innovative, evidence-based intercultural pedagogy in physical education and coaching. This pedagogy will be namely based on the extensive hands-on experience from two reputed international NGOs: Right to Play (RTP) and the Vienna Institute of International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC). The EDU-PACT project will develop sustainable approaches in order to equip physical education teachers as well as coaches with inclusive, intercultural behaviour. 

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