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?

Join this interactive online conference, that will focus on intercultural education in school sport and sports club environments, and will provide 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.

Registration to the event is closed, we look forward to welcome you to the conference. 

Important information: please note that we had to change the link to the event, all participants that registered until Friday 26th of February 2021 received an e-mail with the new link and technical information on Saturday 27th of February. Please also check your spam-folder. In case you do not find that e-mail please contact

If you registered after Saturday 26th at 9:00 CET, you already received the new link and technical information with the confirmation of registration. 


  • How can I find out if I have the right link to join the conference? The old link is a Zoom link and will not work. The new link is a Collaborate link. If you move the mouse over the link you can see that amongst others it contains the letters: eu.bbcollab. 
  • What time is 9:30 CET in Philippine time? It is 4:30pm local time in the Philippines.  
  • Do I have to download anything to use Collaborate? No, it works from your browser. 
  • Which browser should I use? The browsers Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge are fully supported in the last two stable versions. Opera, Vivaldi and others may work, but the function is currently not guaranteed.
  • I am using a VPN connection and encounter technical difficulties, what should I do? Please do not use Collaborate with a VPN connection activated at the same time. This can lead to restrictions in the transmission or its termination.
  • I clicked the link to the event and am asked to enter a name to join the conference. Can I use a nickname? No nicknames allowed. You need to enter your full name. We reserve the right to remove participants from the conference room that are not using the name by which they registered.
  • Why are my camera and microphone deactivated? Due to the high number of participants camera and microphone of the attendees need to remain deactivated to ensure a stable transmission. 
  • Why is the use of the chat restricted or temporarily deactivated? The chat should only be used to ask questions during the discussions, or to contact the technical support at the beginning of the event if you are facing technical problems.
  • I encounter technical problems to join the conference, or have technical problems while the chat is deactivated, who can I contact? We are happy to help you, please write to 
  • When will I receive my confirmation of participation? Your personal confirmation of participation will be sent to you by e-mail after the event. 



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

Technical Support: 

Julia Powischer - University of Vienna

Markus Scharner - University of Vienna



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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