Kick-off Meeting of six leading European universities, four educational Institutions and three Physical Education Associations at the Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, University of Thessaly to implement the European IMPACT Project


impactpeNext Monday and Tuesday (20th to 21st of March 2017), leading European professors, executives from Educational Authorities and European Physical Education Associations  will gather in Trikala, university of Thessaly, to start the implementation of the European Educational Project “Identifying and Motivating youth who mostly need Physical ACTivity” (IMPACT).

IMPACT Project will be implemented from 2017 to 2019 in seven European countries.

The main goal is to develop a European policy to promote extracurricular physical activity of children and adolescents’ through Physical Education. Policy makers and physical education teachers will be assisted with tools aiming to promote physical activity of inactive students.  Approximately 2000 students, aged 10-18 years, will participate in every country.

The project will be implemented  by the following:

  • University of Thessaly (Prof. A. Papaioannou, project coordinator)
  • University of Barcelona
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Grenoble-Alpes
  • Hacettepe University
  • University of Padova
  • Greek Ministry of Education
  • Greek Institute of Educational Policy
  • Ankara Ministry of Education
  • Grenoble Regional Educational Authority.
  • European Physical Education Association
  • Association of Physical Education Teachers in Germany
  • Association of Physical Education Teachers in Italy

The project is supported by the European Commission, European ERASMUS + SPORT program. 

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