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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins Launched Worlds First UNESCO Chair in Adapted Physical Activity at IT Tralee

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins launched 24th of February 2015 the world’s first UNESCO Chair in the area of Adapted Physical Activity at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. The UNESCO Chair is entitled “Transforming the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and community through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness”.

The Chair leads a global partnership for mainstreaming diversity through physical education, sport, recreation and fitness. In ceremony of launch keynote speakers were Oliver Murphy, IT Tralee President, Florian Kiuppis from Norway, Head of the MA programme “Inclusive Education”, leader of a research group called “Education -- Marginalisation and Minorities” (EDUMAMI), and Catherine Carty, the Project Manager of the UNESCO Chair. Branislav Antala, FIEP Europe President, was invited participate as a guest.

The Institute of Technology, Tralee, with the establishment of the UNESCO Chair, is reinforcing and internationalising its commitment to the fields of inclusive practice and universal access.

Photos from launch ceremony you can find in FIEP Europe Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/fiep.europe