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UISP – Italian Sport For All Association

UISP (Italian Sport For All Association) is a national sports promotion body operating in Italy since 1948 with the aim of encouraging and guaranteeing the right to physical activity for citizens of all ages, beyond any barrier of class, sex, origin, physical condition, also promoting the values of solidarity and environmental protection, social inclusion, health protection and the enhancement of artistic and cultural heritage. Over the years, UISP has brought sport and associationism in every place of Italy, becoming an organization that counts, according to the 2018 data, 1.300.000 members and 17.500 affiliated sports clubs. UISP is present in all regions, provinces and in many cities with 142 local branches, and 20 activity structures. UISP promotes the values of human dignity, non-violence, solidarity among people and it cooperates with all the ones who share these principles. Recognizing sport as a right of citizenship, as a resource for integration, UISP engages itself in the promotion and diffusion – in sport as well as in social life through sport – of a culture of rights, respect, environmental sustainability and solidarity. UISP promotes the educational value of sport in both individual and social growth. Through its initiatives, UISP endorses the various faces of "sport for all", from the competitive ones (with particular attention to the amateur and recreational sport) to the choreographic-spectacular ones, from instrumental sport (sport for the health and well-being) to the expressive sport (individual or collective informal and non-structural practices), always enhancing the "social value" of sport.

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Fundació UBAE – (Eurofitness)

Fundació UBAE (with the brand name Eurofitness) is a leading promoter and provider of sport and fitness in Catalonia and beyond, implementing activities both in the rest of Spain and in other European countries, in particular Slovenia and Poland. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation established in the 1980s to address the lack of resources and activities provided by the Municipality of Barcelona to encourage people to take up sport and physical activity. In the beginning, the activities organised were focused on primary schools where no sporting activities were offered after the lessons. Groups of families in different districts of the City of Barcelona took the initiative to organise these after school activities themselves. Finally, in the late 1980s the leaders of these initiatives decided to join forces in a common movement. It was called UBAE. By this time the target group was not only children and youth, but adults and elderly people as well. In the late 1990s UBAE took on the challenge to manage a public sport facility with the aim to promote and develop the activities which had been developed in the schools and open the activities up to other citizens. UBAE was recognised by the Municipality of Barcelona for being the first private entity managing a public sport facility (built by the Municipality) in the city. Nowadays UBAE is an umbrella organisation with 21 members and 400 employees, most of them youth leaders. It has also created a brand called Eurofitness. It has been a regular and active participant in European projects like Youth on the move, Fitness Badge, Movement Spaces, Grassroots sport diplomacy, with its partners.

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Sportska zajednica Istarske županije

Sportska zajednica Istarske županije is a main Sport Federation in Istrian region of Croatia with 32 regional federations in different sport with 350 different sport clubs with over 30.000 members. We provide our members with professional and financial support, we offer help in lot of sports events, we provide our best athletes with scholarship, we are included in Croatian Olympic Committee project.

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Association Sport for All Suceava – (AJSPT Suceava)

Association Sport for All Suceava (AJSPT Suceava) is a non-profit organization at regional level, a non-governmental organization, officially recognized by the Romanian Justice Ministry since 2002.Also in 2002, the organization was officially recognized by the Ministry of Youth and Sport as a sport organization. Main objectives of AJSPT are promoting the benefits of sport and physical education, tolerance and fair-play, healthy lifestyle through the organization of sport activities for all ages and social condition. Other activities include the design of mutual programs, aiming at developing activities for disadvantaged people, developing in partnership activities in schools and university, promote activities in nature and ecology, develop programs and projects for youth in sport, culture and social field, organize training for young leaders and sports instructors, develop activities for youth and with youth. AJSPT develop specific activities in social inclusion of people from disadvantaged groups: children, women, unemployed, young people, immigrants, ethnic minorities, detainees and other disadvantaged groups, as well as projects to prevent and combat violence in sport, promote the prevention and control of the use of prohibited substances and methods of influencing irregular sports results AJSPT also develops and conducts training, formal and non-formal in accordance with the law.

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University of Cassino and Southern Lazio

The University of Cassino (now University of Cassino and Southern Lazio) was established in 1979 as a “reference point” for the geographical area embracing southern Lazio, Campania and Molise regions. Nowadays, the University is constituted by five Departments – Law and Economics Dept., Philosophy and Literature Dept., Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept., Electrical and Information Engineering Dept., Human Sciences, Society and Health Dept. - 12,000 students, 336 Department members, 47 research units and 345 employees. Students can choose among 18 bachelor’s degree programs, 14 master’s degree programs, 1 five years master’s degree program, 10 specialisation programs and 8 doctoral degree programs provided in Cassino and in local campus of Frosinone and Sora. The international orientation of the university focuses both on research as well as teaching activities. The Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health was established in 2012 as an interdisciplinary group composed by Public Health and PE Scientists, Educationists, Sociologists operating on the footsteps of the former Faculty of Sport Science. Main fields of research are Health and Education and its determinants in modern society, with a particular focus on sports and physical activities, social inequalities in health and lifestyles, sport for all, and epidemiological methods for the evaluation of evidence-based medicine and public health. Furthermore, the Dept. acts at National and European level to support the development of the Sport Science Sector by promoting a strong link between the Education and Training Providers and the Labour Market. To the purpose, the Dept. has established an educational and training system ensuring the development of a competent workforce and operating to improve company’s performance. The Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health has a long-established experience in the management and supervision of EU projects and initiatives with a particular focus in the area of sport for development and societies at any levels.

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DTB – Deutscher Turner-Bund

The DTB – Deutscher Turner-Bund – is the second biggest German sport federation with more than 5 million members organized in more than 21.000 clubs and 22 regional organizations. The success of the DTB is mainly based on the voluntary work of the members that has developed into the creation of a successful sport club culture in Germany. The DTB represents three national and international Olympic sports (Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline), four other individual sports and six team sports, all aimed at the increase of physical activation of citizens. This makes the DTB to be the biggest “Sport for All” (SfA) organization in Germany with a wide range of offers for all age groups and fitness conditions. Since the DTB foundation over 200 years ago, a main focus is putted on the field “health and fitness” and “Sport for All”, represented in its logo/slogan of the 4Fs (Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei – Fresh, Devoted, Happy and Free). The general concept of health enhancing physical activity as an objective and segment of the Sport for All concept has also a long tradition in the DTB. Health enhancing physical activities are meanwhile the biggest part of DTB offers. About 80% of the members are engaged in this field. An important step in developing the health perspective had been achieved, when the federation started to implement special fitness and health enhancing exercise programs in the middle of the 80s followed later on by evidence based HEPA programs. The DTB was involved in big campaigns – as for example the “Germany on the move” campaign initiated and assisted by the biggest insurance company in Germany BARMER GEK. This means the DTB has a wide expertise in developing health enhancing physical activity programs and in motivating people to change their lifestyle with a focus on the maintenance of fitness related physical activities. The DTB has undoubtedly been the driving force of HEPA initiatives in the sport sector in Germany. Furthermore, several projects with a focus on fitness and health are already lead-managed by the DTB on a national and EU level.

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International Sport and Culture Association, ISCA

International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sport and physical activity. Created in 1995, ISCA cooperates with its 260 member organisations from 89 countries, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. Collectively, its members have up to 40 million individual members representing a diverse group of people active in grassroots sport and physical activity promotion.

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