Educate and Integrate?!

Intercultural Education in Physical Education and Sport Coaching

Interactive Online Conference

2nd of March 2021, 09:30 - 12:00 (CET)   


Research indicates that many physical education teachers and coaches have not received formal training on working with diverse groups, and lack professional competences in the area of intercultural education. So what are the current challenges for PE teachers and coaches when they are teaching culturally, ethnically and linguistically heterogeneous classes of pupils or athletes? What are the future perspectives of intercultural education in the setting of school and sports clubs?

The interactive online conference focused on intercultural education in school sport and sports club environments, and provided an overview of the results and tools developed in the Erasmus+ project EDU:PACT.

Target groups:  government representatives and policy makers, persons responsible for educational programs and coaching education, audience from universities, universities of applied sciences and umbrella organizations. Physical education teachers, coaches and experts working in the field of intercultural education.

It was a pleasure for us to welcome more than 100 participants from all over the world. 

The conference was recorded, you can access the recordings here:

Conference "Educate and Integrate?!" part 1

Conference "Educate and Integrate?!" part 2


Harald Tschan – University of Vienna

Karen Petry – German Sport University Cologne

Marc Theeboom – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Kristine De Martelaer – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

George Pigos – Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport

Pelle Kvalsund - Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee    


Louis Moustakas – European Network of Sport Education



9:30 - 09:35         Welcome

Speaker: Harald Tschan (University of Vienna)    

9:35 - 09:50         The EDU:PACT Project, its Aims and Outcomes

Speaker: Karen Petry (German Sport University Cologne)     

09:50 - 10:40      Presentation and Q&A Session

Intercultural Education in Schools and Sport Clubs - Current Challenges for PE Teachers and Coaches

Speaker: Marc Theeboom (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

10:40 - 10:50      Break   

10:50 - 11:00      Practical Example

Presenter: Fadi El Yamani (Right to Play)

11:00 - 11:50      Panel Discussion 

Intercultural Education in Sport - What is the Future? Perspectives from the Coaching and the PE Teacher Sector

Moderator: Louis Moustakas (European Network of Sport Education)

Participants: Kristine de Martelaer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), George Pigos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport), Pelle Kvalsund (Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee)

11:50 - 12:00      Closing Session - Summary and Farewell

Speaker: Harald Tschan (University of Vienna)    



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