3rd Official Meeting - Edinburgh

 3rd Official Meeting of six leading European universities, four educational Institutions and three Physical Education Associations: This meeting is taking place under the European IMPACT Project

Edinburgh, 23-24 July 2018

The third official meeting-workshop of the ERASMUS+ IMPACT Project took place at the Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) on 23 and 24 of July 2018. Partners from six collaborative Universities (Universities of Padova, Hacettepe University, University of Grenoble-Alpes, University of Birmingham, Autonomous University of Barcelona, and University of Thessaly), educational institutions of three European countries (Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs from Greece, Institute of Educational Policy from Greece, L’ académie de Grenoble - Rectorat de Grenoble from France, Ankara Milli Egitim Mudurlugu from Turkey) and three European Physical Education Associations (CAPDI-LSM from Italy, European Physical Education Association from Switzerland and Deutscher Sportlehrerverband - DSLV from Germany)  participated in this meeting. During this two-day official IMPACT meeting the following issues were discussed:  

  • Results & measures of pilot studies
  • The content of the educational material - feedback from partners
  • Planning the main Intervention - Measurements - Ethical Approval - Data collection periods
  • Creation of the ESTIMATE network
  • Presentations in the AIESEP 2018 Congress & future actions.

The main goals of IMPACT Project are the following: i) To identify and motivate those children with low levels of physical activity (PA), ii) to train Physical Education teachers in order to promote PA and iii) to increase children and adolescents’ PA through Physical Education classes (PA) in schools. To test the effectiveness of the program, approximately 2000 students, aged 10-18 years, will be evaluated in a large number of parameters that affect their PA levels before and after the implementation of the intervention through the whole school year.

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.


  • University of Thessaly 
  • Greek Ministry of Education
  • Greek Institute of Educational Policy
  • Ankara Ministry of Education
  • Hacettepe University
  • Grenoble-Alpes University
  • University of Padova
  • CAPDI-LSM (Italian Association of Physical Education Teachers)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • University of Birmingham
  • EUPEA (European Physical Education Association)
  • DSLV (German Association of Physical Education Teachers)