4th IMPACT Meeting - Grenoble
4th Official IMPACT partner meeting at Grenoble (Universities of Padova, Hacettepe, Grenoble, Thessaly)
09 - 10 of May 2019, Grenoble, France
The fourth official meeting-workshop of the ERASMUS+ IMPACT Project took place at the University of Grenoble - Alpes (France) on 09 and 10 of May 2019. 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: Administrative issues of partners, overview of IMPACT activities & outputs, Roadmap to increase the awareness of European policy makers, ESTIMATE network & development of webinar 5, future publications, ESTIMATE network activities in Münster/FEPSAC 2019 Congress and the final meeting in Athens, document & all outputs to the European Commission to be submitted, and visit to a French secondary school with PE teachers.
- The participants were: Papaioannou Athanasios (University of Thessaly), Digelidis Nikolaos (University of Thessaly), Georgios Loules (University of Thessaly), Phillippe Sarrazin (University Grenoble-Alpes), Damien Tessier (University Grenoble-Alpes), Geraldine Escriva (University Grenoble-Alpes), Gıyasettin Demirhan (Hacettepe University), Yesim Bulca (Hacettepe University), Ayşe Gökçe Erturan İlker (Hacettepe University), Attilio Nicola Carraro (University of Padova), and Erica Gobbi (University of Padova).
IMPACT project participants also visited the “Collège Le Chamandier” one of Junior High Schools of Grenoble area, and discussed with Physical Education teachers and with the head of the school about French Physical Education curricula targeting physical activity promotion and actions of the school to promote out-of-school physical activity. The teachers provided very important information to IMPACT project participants.
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.