February 13, 2023 | at the Healthy FISU Campus
Source: AdobeStock/Drobot DeanRecently, the first meeting of the INTERACT Plus project partners took place, which marked the official start of the programme.
Run by TAFISA and funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, INTERACT Plus builds on the completed INTERACT project, its recommendations and results, as well as the needs and expectations identified by international and European sports organizations (ISOs).
The project reflects our changing world (Impact of Covid-19) and aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by supporting and positioning ISO as key leaders in the Sport for All movement and physical activity.
This will include the development of a new Sport for All delivery model and the creation of a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience between ISO and their National Federations.
While the INTERACT and INTERACT Plus partners already met during the INTERACT Closing Conference in December 2022 and the first bilateral meetings that took place throughout January 2023, the plenary meeting was a good way to start the project.
Initial activities include presenting arguments for Sport for All in Ruch Sportowy and creating a narrative for the project. This goes hand in hand with the development from theory to practice and the updating and implementation of the INTERACT capacity building framework.
In addition, the project aims to create an INTERACT Plus label that will encourage ISO to promote sport for all.
The INTERACT Plus Advisory Board, which includes various ISOs, will help ensure the completion of all these products. The inclusion of ISO in the project is of paramount importance in providing the means to encourage them to promote sport for all.
The INTERACT Plus project partners are:
International University Sports Federation (FISU)
University of Limerick
World Minigolf Federation
World Dance Organization
Foundation of the International Table Tennis Federation
International Football Association
Confederation Boccistica Internazionale
European Flying Disc Federation
The INTERACT Plus project is funded by the European Union. However, the views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA can be held responsible for them.