ISF participating in webinar “Physical education (PE) and school sports: a creative approach to human rights and democracy”, on 21st of February
ISF Secretary General / CEO Hrvoje Custonja will take part at EPAS (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport) Consultative Committee Virtual Webinar discussing relevance of school sports and PE.
The forthcoming webinar will be held virtually on 21 February 2022 with welcoming address by Head of Sport Division, Council of Europe, Sophie Kwasny, where five speakers will tackle challenges and opportunities of school sport regarding its impact in promoting human rights, sport values, concepts for development, and promotion, all following examples and different approaches to the problems.
ISF Secretary General / CEO Hrvoje Custonja will present opportunities and challenges of school sport in promoting the human rights following an international perspective starting at 15:25h
ISF is always contributing to the physical, social, and intellectual development of youth having in mind sport values as mutual understanding, peace, and tolerance. Having a vision that sport can break any cultural, religious, and ideological barrier, goals were easily created; to empower the youth, educate them and provide the platforms where different sports can be practiced – sporting events. School sports are the best and most affordable solution to the problem of children's physical activity but future development overall. Sport engaged people on higher level. Children’s development, both, physical and social, is starting at school from early age. If properly distributed, PE teachers could play big role in children development and understanding of human rights and how to promote them through the sports, more precisely, school sport. The ISF is here to provide them with additional activities and sporting events.
The aim of this webinar is to discuss the relevance of school sports and physical education as a tool for promoting human rights and democracy. Another topic to be discuss revolves around how PE teachers and coaches can implement a values-base physical education sports training approach.
School sports and physical education (PE) are important to raise future generations in the spirit of the core values promoted by the Council of Europe – human rights, democracy, and the rule of law including Fair play and educate youth how to respect the rules and providing everyone with equal chance of taking part in sports.
Speakers beside Mr. Custonja will be representatives and experts from the Council of Europe, national institutions and organised sport academias, as Senior Project Officer, Council of Europe Michael Trinker, National team for psychological crisis and trauma intervention member Ana Znidarec, Associate professor, University Foro Italico Catarina Pesce, European Physical Education Association member Rose-Marie Respond and Martin Holzweg and Project officer, Council of Europe Elena Casero as well, all exploring following questions:
⁃ What is the uniqueness of sport as tool to promote human rights and democracy?
⁃ Which good practices exist to promote positive values and inclusion in sport for youth?
⁃ In which settings socially engaged sport projects take place?
⁃ How can PE teachers and sports coaches plan and Implement values-based PE lessons and sport trainings sessions?
…and many more regarding key success factors for PE and sports training projects promoting human rights and democratic values.
The webinar will be moderated by Louis Moustakas, member of EPAS Consultative Committee Bureau and Secretary General of the European Network of Sport Education. The very opening at 15h start by speech of Chair of the EOAS Consultative Committee, Deputy Secretary General of ISF Kolë Gjeloshaj and welcome address by Sophie Kwasny, Head of Sports Division, Council of Europe.
Join the webinar starting Monday 21 February 2022 – 15-17h via Blue Jeans Event, Video Conference following the link: ---------------
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