2nd Official IMPACT partner meeting at Padova
The second official meeting-workshop of the ERASMUS+ IMPACT Project took place at the University of Padova (Italy) on 12 and 13 of April 2018. Partners from four collaborative Universities (Universities of Padova, Hacettepe, Grenoble and Thessaly) participated in this meeting. During this official IMPACT meeting the following issues was discussed: The content of the educational material, results & measures of the pilot studies, the outline of the final report to the European Commission, they discussed about the presentations in AIESEP Congress & future actions, they v isit an Italian Secondary School and discussed with PE teachers.
The participants were: Papaioannou Athanasios, University of Thessaly, Digelidis Nikolaos, University of Thessaly, Charalampos Krommidas, University of Thessaly, Phillippe Sarrazin, University Grenoble-Alpes, Damien Tessier University Grenoble-Alpes, Gıyasettin Demirhan, Hacettepe University, Yesim Bulca, Hacettepe University, Ayşe Gökçe Erturan İlker, Hacettepe University, Attilio Nicola Carraro, University of Padova, Errica Gobbi, University of Padova.
About IMPACT Project
According to World health Organization, children and adolescents need at least 60 minutes of vigorous-to-moderate intensity physical activity daily. Many pupils are well beyond this standard, a condition that characterizes them as inactive and unhealthy. To activate these pupils we must firstly find them and then motivate them to become physically active.
School Physical Education (PE) is the only setting allowing the diagnosis of physical inactivity and the implementation of inclusive strategies for youth who mostly need Physical Activity (PA) and sport involvement.
Still, there are no concerted actions from policy makers to identify vulnerable pupils and schools with high levels of inactivity and to develop effective policies for promoting PA in these groups. IMPACT project addresses this need through the development of a roadmap for the Identification and Motivation of inactive youth who mostly need Physical ACTivity (IMPACT) including an Example of Good Practice.
This is accompanied by tools allowing all interested stakeholders, and particularly educational, sport and local authorities, to have instant, updated online information about levels of inactivity across schools and across poor pupils and migrants within these schools, and the main barriers that hinder PA.