University of Extremadura (Spain)
The University of Extremadura (UNEX) is a public institution committed to Society, whose mission is the comprehensive education and training through the creation of knowledge and the cultural promotion by means of a quality teaching and research. The University of Extremadura has approximately 20.000 students, 2.187 teachers, 1.054 administrative staff, 40 academic departments, 205 research groups and 1.568 researchers. Within the UNEX, two research groups will be involved in the EUMOVE Project: Behavioural Analysis of Physical Activity and Sport Group (ACAFYDE) and the Communication Area Group (AR-CO).
ACAFYDE group is located in the Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Extremadura. The Research Team, led by Dr. Tomás García Calvo, develops the research lines in the field of sport sciences and promotion of physical activity.
AR-CO group works within the field of communication, in different lines of research on the influence of communication, communication in organizations, new technologies and the ethical-legal framework of communication, as well as in the elaboration of audio-visual products.
University of Cádiz (Spain)
The University of Cadiz is located in the south of Spain, in a key geostrategic area connecting Europe and Africa through the Gibraltar Straight, and Europe and Latin America though its historical and commercial links. UCA has more than 22.000 students, near to 1700 Staff/professors, 700 non academical staff, and around 1800 scientists distributed in more than 130 Research Groups. The Research Team of the University of Cadiz, in which the applicant will be involved, is led by Dr. José Castro Piñero, and is located in the Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Cádiz. The Research Team develops research lines in the field of physical activity and school-age health.
University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain)
University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) is a a modern, competitive institution which hosts almost 30.000 students, 2.270 lecturers and researchers and 1.059 administrative and services staff members during the academic course 2017-2018. This implies having a great human capital at the institution, making it a smart option for those who wish to improve their lifelong learning and, also, for international students who chase their academic, vital or language enrichment. Within the UCLM, two research groups will be involved in the EUMOVE Project: The Social and Health Research Centre (CESS) and the research team Artificial Intelligence and Representation (AIR).
The Social and Health Research Center (CESS) is a research centre established in 2003 through a partnership agreement concluded between the Regional Ministry of Health of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha and the University of Castile-La Mancha. This group is led by Vicente Martínez Vizcaíno, and staff of the centre include professionals with recognised competence within the fields of sociology, medicine, nursing, sports, statistical and physical education, conducting steering, coordination, monitoring and correction of risk factors and research management in the health and care area.
The research team Artificial Intelligence and Representation (AIR) was set up in 2014 at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, and since then has been based at the Higher School of Computer science (ESI) to promote the study, design, development and practical application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in order to solve real problems within the framework of R + D + I with companies or with research projects, in which students at the ESI have the chance to collaborate and there is even a chance of making a doctoral thesis.
Faculty of Human Kinetics (Portugal)
The Faculdade de Motricidade Humana/Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH) integrates the University of Lisbon, created in 2013 from the merging of the former Technical University of Lisbon and the University of Lisbon. Currently, it is the biggest University in Portugal, with its 18 Schools, more than 3.500 academic staff and about 48.000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, and 87 recognized research units. University of Lisbon’s main aim is the development of a research university, committed to education, innovation and technology transfer, focused on people, valuing knowledge, merit, and participation, with a European dimension open to the world, with its wide range of courses and research areas.
The FMH is the oldest Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education in Portugal, and it has a 79 years long history, started in 1940. FMH is involved in the higher education and scientific communities, and also in various social sectors, by keeping fruitful relationships with the educational, sports, production, artistic and health systems.
University of Porto (Portugal)
Founded in 1911, University of Porto (UPORTO) is one of the largest higher education and research institutions in Portugal with 31.897 students (20% international, including mobility), 2.698 academics & researchers and 1.643 administrative staff. It is one of the best-positioned PT HEI in national and international rankings.
Ensuring high-quality in training, education and research is of paramount importance to UPORTO, together with its strong commitment towards society. It has been consolidating its social responsibility through the promotion of volunteering projects, the intensification of the interaction with several local/regional associations in the organisation of cultural, social and artistic activities.
Université Côte d’Azur (France)
Université Côte d’Azur (UCDA) is a research-intensive university relying on a strong ecosystem of higher education and research institutions (Observatory of the Côte d’Azur, CNRS, INRIA, etc.), that:
- Welcomes over 30 000 students
- Employs over 4 000 persons involved in research in A or A+ ranked laboratories
- Relies on 493 active research and training partnerships
- Has a strong experience in the management of European projects (over a 100) and National project?
- Won 76 national and 48 international research prizes awards
- Counts on 113 active patents and 37 licenses
The Graduate School of Health Science Ecosystems (HEALTHY) provides education and training for careers and professions based around health, psychology and physical activity. More particularly, studies in physical activity and sport sciences concern students from bachelor’s degree to PhD within the physical activity, sport, health, management and tourism fields. More than 1300 students among whom more than 600 in their first year and 250 in master’s degree are welcomed. Vocational trainings are based on the life and health sciences, the human and social sciences, the sport management and leisure activities. In addition, the research on Human Motricity, Expertise, Sport and Health (LAMHESS) is involved in research on health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) promotion and HEPA policies.
University of Bologna (Italy)
University of Bologna (UNIBO) was founded in 1088 and is considered to be the oldest university in the western world countries. This year, 1088, coincides with the beginning of the first teaching independent from the ecclesiastical schools. In fact, around the figure of Irnerio, at the end of the XI century, masters of grammar, rhetoric and logic began to study law and ordered the legal material becoming known outside the boundaries of Bologna. The university of Bologna is today the most internationalised of all Italian universities. It is one of the European leading universities in the management of international cooperation projects and mobility projects (first in Europe for international mobility Erasmus+ 2018), being one of the first universities in Europe for participation in the Erasmus Plus Programme (for number of incoming and outgoing students) and Erasmus Mundus projects for the management of mobility flows of students within large EU – nonEU consortia.
Ulster University (Northern Ireland, UK)
Ulster University is a dynamic and innovative institution in the UK. Serving more than 20,000 students, its performance at the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the UK wide assessment of research, enhanced its international reputation as a leading research centre. The Centre for Physical Activity and Health at the University sits within the Faculty of Life and Health Science. The Faculty have established national and international reputations for research quality and impact. The 400-academic staff in the Faculty are supported by some 100-research staff, 80 technical and 25 administrative support staff. The centre uses epidemiological and empirical methods to investigate the role of physical activity and exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and the promotion of psychological well-being, while delivering a number of national physical activity engagement programme in the community.
Founded in 1996 as a not-for-profit organisation, EuropeActive is the sole voice addressing key EU institutions and civil society on behalf of the European fitness and physical activity sector.
We represent a sector that generates revenues of more than EUR 28 billion annually, with over 63,000 facilities and more than 64 million users of fitness services across Europe. Our main goal remains the fight against inactivity, while our objectives outline our long-term focus on the continuous development of the sector through our work with the EU Institutions, our national associations, fitness operators and suppliers, our front-line professionals and through our growing number of Europe-wide events.
EuropeActive’s mission is to promote the interests of all organisations which work towards getting more people, more active, more often. Our Vision is to be the leading European voice for the fitness and physical activity sector.
EuropeActive has a good record of delivering EU projects, that are helping to build the capacity of the fitness industry and to give better understanding of our sector for our stakeholders.
Agencia Española de Protección de la Salud en el Deporte (Spain)
The Spanish Agency for Health Protection in Sport (AEPSAD) is a public body through which state policies for the promotion and protection of health in sport are carried out.
For the EUMOVE project, the Department of Sport and Health will be directly involved. This department has the functions of promoting, in collaboration with the Spanish regions and local entities, the promotion of healthy lifestyle thought the promotion of sports activities. This department is responsible for preparing the Health Support Plan for sports activities, including criteria and rules for safe practice, by conducting strategies for the promotion of extracurricular practice.
Sociedade Portuguesa de Educação Física (Portugal)
Sociedade Portuguesa de Educacao Física (SPEF) is the oldest nongovernmental and not-for-profit organization that represents the professional and scientific community in the area of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports in Portugal. SPEF was founded in 1983 with the purpose to study and disseminate knowledge about physical activity, physical education and sport.
SPEF, according to its statutes, pursues the following aims: to promote a scientific attitude concerning the problems related with every kind of physical activities; to improve the social contact between specialists of different areas, through the organization of scientific events and other forms of exchange and collaboration; to encourage the development of research projects, namely with interdisciplinary characteristics, in order to deepening of knowledge and the search for solutions to the problems affecting the development of Physical Education application areas; to establish and maintain relationships with other national and foreign associations.
Azur Sport Santé (France)
Azur Sport Santé is the centre of resources, expertise and promotion of sport-health in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var (PACA-Est), recognized by the PACA Regional Health Agency, which supported its creation in August 2015. The main mission of Azur Sport Santé is to promote physical activity as a health tool throughout life by acting on all of determinants that influence it. Azur Sport Santé carries out its missions with a principle of complementarity of the action of actors on the ground:
- Share tools, official publications and expertise.
- Facilitate a network of actors and promote physical activity.
- Anticipate issues in the health and sports sector.
Moving School 21, (Italy)
Moving School 21 (School in Movement after Local Agenda 21) arises from an international comparison and cooperation between 5 European universities on education, quality of urban life, health, the relationship between children and the city. It was started by the University of Berlin in 2002 in collaboration with the IUAV University of Venice – post-graduate course “participatory local action and sustainable urban development” which developed in particular aspects related to participation and urban planning.
The Moving School 21 model takes into consideration the school and its indoor, outdoor and urban dimensions. In favour of movement activities, it therefore qualifies the internal and external spaces of the schools (organization, use and furnishings) and the urban context (safety, stimulating movement, socializing, creativity). It promotes the daily movement at school, the quality of teaching and learning and the development of stable alliances and relationships between school, local authorities, public health, research, university, territory.
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (Northern Ireland, UK)
CCEA is the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment. It is a non-departmental public body funded and responsible to the Department of Education in Northern Ireland. CCEA is a unique educational body in the UK, bringing together the three areas of curriculum, examinations and assessment. CCEA put the learner at the centre of everything we do. We think about what learners need for life and work and then build solutions to meet those needs.