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

Photo by Danny Howard via Flickrcommons

Photo by Danny Howard via Flickrcommons

ENSE is proud to be supporter of the upcoming ERASMUS+ Project, “Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training” (EDU-PACT)

This project will target a major, current societal problem: The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. Consistent migrant flow towards Europe is posing new cultural 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 the new challenges posed by 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.

The project consortium consists of 10 partners from 7 countries (Austria, Germany, Denmark, UK, Greece, Italy and Turkey) from three different sectors: Universities, NGOs as well as Government. Though not an official project partner, ENSE will support the group by using its extensive network to help disseminate the findings of EDU-PACT.