The ISF European meeting took place in Edimburgh, Scotland from 22th - 25th March.
On this occasion the members discussed the future structure of ISF Europe. The main outcomes of this meeting concern the specific enlargement of the role and contribution of ISF to the European education and sport development. It has been agreed that, under the framework of the ISF global strategy and monitoring, ISF Europe, led by its President Nicolaos Megalemos, will contribute to propose new events while supporting the advocacy strategy to further promote sport in schools, physical education and school sport within the European policy development. All initiatives conducted by ISF Europe shall be discussed together with the ISF.
The ISF President - Mr Laurent Petrynka emphasized that strenghtening the relations and collaboration with European institutions is a crucial aspect of the School Sport development and of the ISF Vision 2030. As it is for the other ISF continental hub, the ISF Europe activities and development will have an impact on the school sport development inside and outside Europe.
As the official partner of the European Week of Sport (organised by the European Commission) for the Education theme, the ISF commits to strongly promote the European School Sport Day(r) and contribute to its spread among the European ISF members.
The ISF President expressed his enthusiasm for this new collaboration: "We are proud to join this great project launched by experienced organisations working in the field of physical education and physical activity and sport for all. With the support of our European members, our contribution will specifically focus on the development and promotion of sport projects and initiatives within the school framework and during school sport events. It is our duty to support the ESSD programme".
WHAT IS EUROPEAN SCHOOL SPORT DAY?
The European School Sport Day(r) (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to have fun, to play together, to promote physical activity and health for everyone. It is a celebration which provides the opportunity for schools to:
- Raise the profile of physical education (PE) and sport in schools
- Create fun and enjoyment through physical activity for young people
- Promote health and wellbeing for lifelong learning
- Empower social inclusion and develop social competence amongst students.
The management Committee gathered on 24th and 25th March to define the programme of the next ISF Executive Committee.
The Executive committee programme will be dedicated to the modalities of the ISF events 2020 and also engaging with the new clusters and the new sports commissions. Discussions that will set the grounds for the ISF Technical Seminar at the end of the year.
Another topic is the introduction of Summer Camp, which initiative was proposed by the Croatian member.
The management Committee also approved the enlargement with six new sports of the Schools Winter Games, which was initially composed of two sports (Alpine and Nordic Skiing). Grenoble was provisionally designated as host of the Schools Winter Games 2018.
It also discussed matters related to the disciplinary, medical and legal commission.
The next management Committee will take place on 25th May 2017, right before the Executive Committee in Papeete (French Polynesia)