2nd Official IMPACT Meeting - Padova

(Universities of Padova, Hacettepe, Grenoble, Thessaly)

12 - 13 of April 2018, Padova, Italy


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 were 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 visit 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.

 IMPACT project participants visited the “Amedeo Modigliani” art high school of Padova and discussed with Physical Education teachers and with the head of the school about actions of the school to promote out-of-school physical activity. It was a very fruitful discussion!




 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.

This consortium will also train PE teachers to use these tools in the diagnosis of inactive youth and the latter’s main obstacles to participate in sport and PA. We will also develop educational material and tools that will be integrated with PE curricular and will train PE teachers and multipliers on how to use this material to motivate inactive pupils and promote their sport and PA involvement. Tools and materials will be developed in 7 European languages plus a tool in Arabic. Data will be selected across 6 countries and intervention including 5 webinars will take place across 4 countries, most of them with high levels of inactivity, poverty and refugees. The results of this project will be used to develop a European roadmap for the diagnosis of inactivity across schools and vulnerable youth in Europe and a network of stakeholders interested in the adoption of concerted actions to promote sport involvement and PA for inactive pupils.