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Greece

THE NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS-SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT SCIENCE

School of Physical Education and Sport Science belongs to the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), which is the oldest institution of higher education in Greece as well as the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region. The School of Physical Education and Sport Science specializes in the study, research, and teaching of all expressions of Movement of the Human Body through a holistic and in-depth interdisciplinary program that includes the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanitarian sciences.

The School includes faculty members recognized for their high-quality research and publications. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens participates in this project with the Laboratory of Adapted Physical Activity/ Developmental and Physical Disabilities which is one of the three basic and independent laboratories of Theoretical Sciences Sector of Physical and Sport Science School of UoA. The Laboratory activities include education not only for undergraduate, but also postgraduate students.

Moreover, the Laboratory enhances the value of education and research in the Physical and Sport Science School, elaborates research educational programs for postgraduate students in Adapted Physical Education, specializes Physical Education Teachers and Coaches and engages in basic and applied research in Adapted Physical Education while implementing numerous European and international programs.

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Greece

ASTERIAS

Asterias a swimming club in Katerini, which offers swimming lessons for children from the age of two, disabled children (mostly ambulatory) and adults. It is equipped with facilities for disabled people. Its Managing Director is specialized in biomechanics of swimming and has realized analysis for children with cerebral palsy. Both he and the head coach have been e honored by the Ministry of education for the program of teaching swimming in the elementary schools of Greece.

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Italy

ASSOCIAZIONE EUPHORIA

Euphoria is an Italian non-profit organization aimed at promoting and giving visibility to European issues, encouraging debate, raising awareness and changing attitudes via dissemination activities, communication and information campaigns, well-established local and European networks and decentralized cooperation activities.

The association organizes different events especially in the field of education, training, EU citizenship and youth policies. In collaboration with other associations, trade unions and universities Euphoria has developed tailor made courses for teachers, headmasters and schools’ administrative staff on European Union projects and European educational affairs. They travel all over Italy to deliver their training courses and to Europe to implement European Union projects.

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Slovenia

ŠPORTNO DRUŠTVO INVALID LJUBLJANA

Športno društvo Invalid Ljubljana was founded in 1949 by military war wounded who survived World War II. The Association’s experienced staff organizes sports activities for persons with disabilities that are adjusted to the individual's needs. One of the club’s goals is to allow people with disabilities to improve their motor skills, to relax their muscles and to promote their social inclusion so that they will feel accepted by the society. Moreover, many members of the club compete at local, national level and international level.

Lastly, one of their members has completed the norm for the World Cup of deaf and hard-of-hearing and another one is fighting for a norm to compete at the Paralympic Games.

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Croatia

RIJEKA SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Rijeka sports association for people with disabilities was founded in Rijeka, Croatia in 1984 with a primal goal to promote sports among young people especially among those with various types of disabilities. It has a mission to integrate people with disabilities in society through sports, and to give a contribution to equal rights of all citizens and prevent social exclusion of people with disabilities.

There are 19 sports clubs within the association which include: wheelchair tennis, athletics, table tennis, boccia, Alpine skiing, equestrian, swimming, shooting, sports for the deaf and sports for the blind. They organize sporting activities for persons with disabilities in the Primorje – GorskiKotar Region and competitions on all levels for all sports under the wing of Croatian Paralympic Committee and Croatian Sports Union for Deaf People. Lastly, the organization has experience in European Union funded projects, in organizing and managing various sport events, local competitions and coordinating sport clubs.


Ljubljana Rijeka Asterias Euphoria Uoa