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Report on the 12th FIEP European Congress and FIEP delegates meeting, Luxembourg, 13th – 16th of September 2017

The 12th FIEP European Congress was held from 13th – 16th September 2017 in Luxembourg. Topic of the congress was “Changes in Childhood and Adolescence: Current Challenges for Physical Education”. Congress was organized by the University of Luxembourg and its partners. Special thanks belong to the FIEP national delegate of Luxembourg and the chair of Organising Committee Claude Scheuer and to all others, who participated on a preparation of this important event. Participants from 48 countries were registered for the congress.

Eight invited symposia were presented by Conseil Européen des Recherches en Éducation Physique et Sportive (CEREPS): Physical education and physical activity in active school communities; European MOBAK-Network: Basic motor competencies; European Physical Education Association (EUPEA European Physical Education Association): Monitoring physical education: Physical literacy and its school development conditions in Europe; European Primary Physical Education Network (EPPEN): Emerging issues in primary physical education across Europe; Fédération Internationale d’Éducation Physique (FIEP Europe): Physical education and new technologies; International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE/CIEPSS): ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ - Confusions, tensions and opportunities in the languages of sport science and physical education; International Federation for Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) & International Association of Physical Education for Girls and Women (IAPESGW): Inclusion and diversity – Challenges for physical education with respect to gender, culture and different abilities and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education,Sport, Fitness and Recreation) Chair IT Tralee: Let’s inclusivize physical education, physical activity and sport.

Claude Scheuer (Luxembourg) was awarded by “Medal of Manuel Gomes Tubino”, Andrea Klein and Andreas Bund (Luxembourg) were awarded by “FIEP Commemorative Medal” and Ljudmila Buraja (Russia), Hubert Eschette (Luxembourg), Aleksandar Ignjatovic (Serbia) and Peter Vlček (Czech Republic) were awarded by “FIEP Europe Thulin Award 2017”. The 3rd launch of FIEP Future Leaders program for graduate or doctoral students or young teachers was a part of the congress.

FIEP Delegates Meeting
(14th of September 2017)

FIEP delegates’ meeting was held on 14th September 2017 at the University of Luxembourg. Participants of the meeting were: Dario Novak (Croatia), FIEP Europe General Secretary, Enric Sebastiani Obrador (Spain – Catalunya) and Airikki Pousi (Finland), FIEP Europe Vice-presidents, Ken Hardman (Great Britain), President of FIEP World and Europe School PE section, Nenad Zivanovic (Serbia), President of FIEP Europe PE and Sport History section, Stefania Cazzoli (Italy), President of FIEP World and Europe APA section, Sergei Ivashchenko (Ukraine), President of FIEP World and Europe Olympic section, Gabriela Luptáková (Slovakia), President of FIEP Europe New Leaders section, Toshiko Sugino (Japan), FIEP World Director Board member and other members of FIEP World Director board and FIEP delegates and assistant national delegates from 32 countries.

1. New FIEP National Delegates (ND), Assistant National Delegates (AND)

During FIEP delegates meeting new FIEP national and assistant national delegates were confirmed, namely:

Serbia – Alexandar IGNJATOVIC (AND)

Macedonia – Biljana POPESCA (AND)

England – Andy SPRAKE (ND)

Finland – Kaspar MAKELA (ND)

Albania – Florian MUCA (AND)

Italy – Silvio BORGHONI (AND)

Russia – Alekseevna Elizaveta BOGACHEVA (AND)

Republic of South Africa – Hanlie MOSS (ND), Cora BURNETT (AND)

Singapore – Govindasamy BALASEKARAN (AND)

Benin - Handjoui Pierre DANSOU (ND), Kossivi ATTIKLEME (AND)

Canada - Ajit KUMAR (ND), Gary MARSHAL (AND)

2. FIEP elections in Brazil for period 2017 – 2020 – results

The 27th FIEP World congress was held in Foz de lguazu, Brazil from14th to l8th January 2017. More than 2000 participants took part in practical and theoretical program. During the congress, the FIEP General Assembly with elections for period 2017 - 2020 was held on a world and a regional level, including Europe. Results of the elections on the world level were sending to the national delegates in January 2018 and were published in FIEP Europe web site. A summary of the results of the elections for FIEP in Europe 2017 – 2020 is as follows:

FIEP Europe Secretariat:
Comenius University
Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
L. Svobodu 9, 814 69 Bratislava, Slovakia
http://www.fiepeurope.eu/; https://www.facebook.com/fiep.europe/

FIEP Europe President - Branislav ANTALA (Slovakia)
FIEP Europe General Secretary - Dario NOVAK (Croatia)
FIEP Europe Vice-president for North Europe - Airikki POUSI (Finland)
FIEP Europe Vice-president for West Europe - Catherine CARTY (Ireland)
FIEP Europe Vice-president for East Europe - Gheorghe BALINT (Romania)
FIEP Europe Vice-president for South Europe - Enric Sebastiani OBRADOR (Spain)

FIEP Europe International Sections (Presidents)
Physical Education and Sport in Schools Section - Ken HARDMAN (Great Britain)
Sport for All Section - Goran VRBANAC (Croatia)
Olympic Education Section - Sergei IVASHCHENKO (Ukraine)
Adapted Physical Activities Section - Stefania CAZZOLI (ltaly)
Physical Education and Sport History Section - Nenad ŽlVANOVIČ (Serbia)
Section of Recreation and Leisure Activities - Jana VAŠÍČKOVÁ (Czech Republic)
New Leaders Section - Gabriela LUPTÁKOVÁ (Slovakia)
Physical Education Pedagogy Section - Ivan PRSKALO (Croatia)
Scientific Section - Awaiting elections

FIEP Europe Special Committee for Interinstitutional Cooperation and Partnership
President: Dario NOVAK (Croatia)
Vice-President: Ľubor TOMÁNEK (Slovakia)
Members: Juel JARANI (Albania), Cheikh Tidiane WANE (France), Claude SCHEUER (Luxembourg), Emannouil ADAMAKIS (Greece), Marian MALCEV (Macedonia), Petar PAVLOVIC (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Agustí Castillo CANIZ (Spain – Cataluña), Martin HOLZWEG (Germany)

National Delegates and Assistant National Delegates
2016 - 34 countries, aims in 2020 – 38-40 countries

3.FIEP Europe Action Plan 2013 - 2016

The FIEP Europe General Secretary Dario Novak (Croatia) presented a FIEP Europe Action Plan 2017 – 2020 prepared by Branislav Antala, Ken Hardman and Dario Novak. A content of the plan was prepared in two parts – Management and Activities. Its full version will be sent for comments to members of the Executive Board during September 2017 and they will be published in the FIEP Europe website.

4.Physical Education World-wide Survey

The FIEP Europe General Secretary Dario Novak (Croatia) presented first info about 4th Physical Education World-wide Survey that FIEP in cooperation with UNESCO will realize during the next 4 years. He presented a confirmation letter from UNESCO, history of PE world-wide surveys, planned steps for its realization. An invitation to be the advisor of the project was accepted by the author of last three surveys, Ken Hardman (Great Britain). FIEP plans to invite other international bodies for cooperation, e.g. EUPEA, CEREPS, etc. Approximate time schedule:
2017 – 2018: Comprehensive literature reviews, Questionnaire translations
2019: Distribution of the questionnaire
2020 – 2021: Data analysis and final research report

5. FIEP International Sections

FIEP Europe Scientific Section - elected delegate Gyiasettin Demirhan, a dean of the Faculty of Sport Science of the Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey as a President of FIEP Europe Scientific Section for period 2017 – 2020.

FIEP Europe Physical Education and Sport History Section

Activities of FIEP Europe Physical Education and Sport History Section were presented by Nenad Živanovič (Serbia), President of the section:

Journal “Physical Education and Sport through the Centuries"
Nenad Živanovic presented the last issue of the international journal “Physical Education and Sport through the Centuries" published in cooperation with University of Nis in Serbia. He presented call for FIEP national delegates and FIEP members to send articles for next issues. On-line version and more info about journal can be found at: http://fiep-serbia.net/en/journal.html.

“History of Volleyball in Europe” - 2018
In 2017 FIEP Europe Section for History of PE and Sport in cooperation with Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in Leposavič, University of Pristina, published book “Basketball in Europe”. Editors of the book were Branislav Antala, Petar D. Pavlovič, Nenad Živanovič and Kristina M. Pantelič Babič. In 2018 the section plans to publish a book “History of Volleyball in Europe”. Call for articles will be sent to the delegates during October 2017.

The 4th international Conference “Anthropological and Teo-anthropological Views on Physical Activity from Time of Constantine the Great to Modern Times” will be held in Kopaonik, Serbia, 21th – 24th March 2018. E-mail contact: fsfv.congress@pr.ac.rs

FIEP Word Physical Education and Sport Management Section
The delegates discussed a proposal of José Rodriguez (Venezuela) to create a new FIEP World Physical Education and Sport Management International Section. They positively evaluated his proposal and recommended to the FIEP World Executive Board and the FIEP World President to create it on the world level as soon as possible. The delegates proposed José Rodriguez (Venezuela) to serve as a President of the section. They recommended to create this section also on a European level and asked FIEP Europe President to prepare a proposal for the next FIEP European congress in Istanbul 2018.

6. FIEP New Leaders Project

Gabriela Luptáková, the President of the FIEP Europe New Leader international section presented FIEP project “FIEP New Leaders – FNL”. The 3rd launch of the FNL program for university students or young teachers was carried out during the congress with an intention to enable young people to interact with broader scientific community. 14 leaders from 10 European countries took part in the project, hosted for free (congress fee, accommodation and meals) by the Organizing Committee. They actively participated in the event with their poster presentations. In addition, a lecture on a topic “scientific writing” was delivered to them by Dr. Richard Bailey (ICSSPE). The winner of the poster session, Michal Vorlíček (Czech Republic) was selected by the committee that consisted of 3 members: Andreas Bund (Luxembourg), Dario Novak (Croatia) and Agusti Castillo Caniz (Spain – Catalonia) what secures him the invitation for the next FIEP European congress in 2018 as a FNL.

• FIEP Europe International section:
Name of Section: FIEP Europe New Leaders International Section
President: Gabriela Luptáková (Slovakia)
Vice-presidents: Agustí Castillo Cañiz (Spain – Catalunya) Gunay Yidzer (Turkey), Seat: FIEP Europe offices in Bratislava, Slovakia

• FNL in position of FIEP national delegates, assistant national delegates:
Cataluña: Agustí Castillo Cañiz
Greece: Emmanouil Adamakis
Slovakia: Gabriela Luptáková

• FNL program for 13th FIEP European congress in Istanbul, Turkey 26th – 29th of September 2018
30st of November 2017 – call for proposals
15th of March 2018 – deadline for sending proposals to gabriela.luptakova@uniba.sk and dario.novak@kif.hr
April 2018 – announcement of successful nominees
September 2018 - 13th FIEP European congress

• The FNL program will be organized in Asia during the 3rd FIEP Asia Conference on PE and Sport for the first time, held from 1st – 3rd June 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

7. FIEP publication 2018 “Physical Education in Secondary School: Researches - Best Practices - Situation”

In 2017 FIEP Europe in cooperation with University of Foggia, Italy published a book “Physical Education in Primary School: Researches – Best Practices – Situation”. Editors were Dario Colella, Branislav Antala and Simona Epifani. The delegates would like to thank to the editors for their excellent work that they did with a preparation of this book (502 pages, 36 articles, 102 authors from 27 countries).
In 2018 the FIEP is planning to publish a publication „Physical Education in Secondary School: Researches - Best Practices - Situation” with the following sub-topics:

• Study /Review on the effects (benefits) of physical education in secondary school (for motor learning, motor development; academic achievement; physical education and prevention of overweight and obesity; PE and play-sports; PE and Life skills, etc.).

• Presentation of the main projects and best practices

• Review: physical education in the secondary school curriculum in different countries (number of hours of PE at school, organizing the curriculum, etc.) and Teacher Education.

We are offering the opportunity to contribute a “chapter” article for the publication to the FIEP delegates and members.

• Project coordinators: Stevo Popovič, Duško Bjelica, Jovan Gardaševič – University of Montenegro, Branislav Antala - Comenius University, Slovakia

• Send articles in electronic version on the e-mail: jovan@ac.me with c/c to antala@fsport.uniba.sk

• Language: English or French

• Deadline for sending articles: 28th of February, 2018

• Planning edition – July 2018

•Article requirements: range - max. 8 pages; structure of the article – title, author/authors (first name and surname), workplace, country; abstract; key words; text; photos; font: Times New Roman, fond size: 10, line feed: 1,5; references – APA 6

8. 13th FIEP European Congress in 2018 – Istanbul, Turkey

Giyasettin Demirhan, dean of Faculty of Sport Science from Hacettepe University in Turkey had presentation about the next FIEP European Congress. The 13th FIEP European Congress together with the 29th FIEP World congress will be held in Istanbul from the 26th to 29th September 2018. Topic will be “Innovative Physical Education”. Congress website will be open soon.
Next FIEP delegates meeting will be held in Istanbul during 13th FIEP European congress. We would like to invite all FIEP national delegates to participate in the 13th FIEP European Congress in Istanbul and ask them to promote the congress in their countries.

9. FIEP Activities in 2017 - 2019
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 FIEP is planning these important events:


28th FIEP World Congress; Mexico City, Mexico, 19th – 22th of October 2017 https://sites.google.com/view/tricongreso2017/


33th FIEP International Congress;Foz de Iguazzu, Brazil; 13th – 17th of January; web: http://www.congressofiep.com/

3rd FIEP Asia Conference on Physical Education and Sports;Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 1st – 3rd of June 2018, web: http://www.tarc.edu.my/fiep/index.jsp

29th FIEP World Congress and 13th FIEP European Congress;Istanbul, Turkey, 26th – 29th of September 2018

+ all annual congresses in Latin America:Cordoba (Argentina), Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), San Louis Potosi (Mexico), Merida (Venezuela), Puerto Montt (Chile) etc.


34th FIEP International CongressFoz de Iguazzu, Brazil; January; web: http://www.congressofiep.com/

30th FIEP World Congress, 14th FIEP European Congress and 2nd Cataluña Congress;Barcelona, Spain, 27th – 29th of June 2019,

+ all annual congresses in Latin America:Cordoba (Argentina), Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), San Louis Potosi (Mexico), Merida (Venezuela), Puerto Montt (Chile) etc.

FIEP Activities 2017 – 2019

FIEP Bulletin and FIEP Bulletin on-line
FIEP Awards (International Cross of Honour, FIEP Top Brazil, FIEP Europe Thulin Award, Aguila de Oro, FIEP Croatia Award etc.) FIEP Virtual Television
FIEP Publications
FIEP Houses of Physical Education
(Brazil, Mexico)
FIEP Physical Education Teachers without Borders (Latin America)
1st of September – Day of Physical Education Professionals (Brazil)
FIEP Websites and Social Networks (FB, TW)

10. Varia

Branislav Antala (Slovakia), FIEP Europe President

• FIEP has developed a cooperation with CONFEJES. The new FIEP African Francophone Section was established in Dakar, Senegal, 4th - 7th April 2017

FIEP was invited for meetings of CCPFC of CONFEJES. The meetings were held from 4th to 7th April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. The chair of the new FIEP African Francophone Section will be Morocco and members of board will be: for Central Africa – Cameroun, for West Africa – Senegal and Benin, for Maghreb – Tunisia and for Indian Ocean region - Madagascar. A signature of convention is a result of the cooperation between FIEP and CONFEJES that started in 2015 during the 1st FIEP Afro-European Conference on Physical Education and Sport organized by Institut Royal des Formation des Cadres in Rabat, Morocco. The collaboration will be developed in different areas - research, publications, education of professionals, awarding of personalities and organizations of events.

• FIEP prepares conventions of cooperation with different educational, PE and sport bodies (Universities, Faculties, Teacher organisations etc.) from around the world. Info about all signed conventions will be published in FIEP Bulletin.

Agustí Castillo Cañiz (Cataluña) – FIEP national delegate, FIEP New Leaders Vice-president

30th FIEP World Congress, 14th FIEP European Congress and 2nd Cataluña Congress; Barcelona, Spain, 27th – 29th June 2019

Stefania Cazzoli (Italy), President of FIEP World and Europe International APA section

International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport – UNESCO, translation in Italian language was conducted by Stefania Cazzoli.

MINEPS VI., Kazan, Russia
Stefania Cazzoli (Italy) represented FIEP on MINEPS VI. The Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport, MINEPS VI was held in Kazan, Russian Federation, from 13th to 15th July 2017. MINEPS VI mission was to shift from declarations of policy intent towards the measurable action. The conference planned the guidelines for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport - decision making person and governance. MINEPS VI was structured in three main themes:
• Developing a comprehensive vision of inclusive access for all.
• Maximizing the contributions of sport to sustainable development and peace.
• Protecting the integrity of sport.

There were nearly 500 participants from more than 50 sport ministers and senior officials representing 115 UNESCO Member states. They adopted a comprehensive vision of “inclusive access to sport with a view to promoting sport, physical conditioning and physical activity among women and men of all ages” (Kazan Action Plan). The countries work in according with the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Kazan Action Plan reaffirms the need to align sport policy development with the framework of the SDGs.

Fedor Sobyanin (Russia): FIEP national delegate

• Fedor Sobyanin presented a proposal focused on a design of the Index of level of development of physical education. His proposal contained info about the relevance of the project, intended applications of the index, study design, the sources of findings and the participation in the project. This idea could be developed as a part of planed 4th Physical Education World-wide Survey.

Stevo Popovic (Montenegro): FIEP national delegate

MSA Budva 2018
The 15th International Scientific Conference and the 14th annual Congress of the Montenegrin Sports Academy will be held in Budva, Montenegro, on 12th – 15th of April, 2018. It is planned to be organized in cooperation with the Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Montenegrin Olympic Committee and other international partner institutions.
16th FIEP European Congress will be held in Montenegro in 2021

Branislav Antala (Slovakia), FIEP Europe President

FIEP membership fee: Individual and collective members are asked to pay their membership fee. Membership fee is one of the sources for different FIEP activities – books, awards, materials, etc. FIEP Executive Board thanks in advance for payment of membership fee. Here is bank contact and details:

Bank account
for FIEP individual and collective members

Name of account: Dary a granty Fakulta telesnej výchovy a športu UK, BA
Name of bank: Statna pokladnica
Address of bank: Radlinskeho 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

IBAN: SK 0281 8000 0000 7000 1502 54

Reason of payment: FIEP + year

Collective members

Eastern, Middle and South Europe: 70, - Euro /year
Western and Nord Europe: 130, - Euro/ year

Individual members:

Eastern, Middle and South Europe: 10, - Euro/year
Western and Nord Europe: 20, - Euro/year

Luxembourg, 14th of September 2017                                                         Branislav Antala
FIEP Europe President