The project “Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training” (EDU-PACT) tackles intercultural challenges within most European countries resulting from consistent migration flow towards Europe. The project aims to improve quality of pre-service and in-service education strengthening the professional profile of sport related teaching professions preparing teachers and coaches for inclusive intercultural education in and through physical education and sport.
In order to reach these goals, a Kick-Off Meeting, was hosted by the University of Vienna. The meeting took place from the 19th until 21st of February 2018 at the Centre of Sport Science and University Sports in Vienna. 21 Representatives from all international partners (Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, UK and Austria) attended the Meeting and shared their expertise.
Besides financial and administrative issues, further tasks have been discussed and a work plan was outlined. Alongside organizational topics, the Kick-Off Meeting emphasized on becoming acquainted with all partners and has built a solid foundation for further collaboration. “I’m looking forward to future meetings and a strong international cooperation”, says Harald Tschan, project coordinator and Head of the Department Training Science at the University of Vienna.
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