Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports (Bulgaria)

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) manages, coordinates and controls the implementation of the state policy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the field of youth and sport. The MYS develops national strategies and programs for the development of youth and sport, finances, licenses and controls the activities of sports federations and organizations, supporting sports and youth activities at national and international level. Moreover, the work of the MYS covers both the popularization and development of student and mass sports, and sport of excellence. MYS interacts with state and municipal authorities and sports organizations for the development of youth and sport, and manages the operation of state-owned sports facilities provided to the Ministry, in accordance with the needs for which they are provided. The MYS also prepares and offers programs for building and upgrading sports infrastructure.

Cyprus Sport Organization (Cyprus)

The Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO),  a semi-governmental non-profit organization, established in 1969, is the highest sport authority in the Republic of Cyprus. CSO is responsible for the development of the out-of-school sports, as well as the Sports For All initiative. Some of its main objectives are the development of sports outside schools, the coordination of the sport life in the country, the cultivation of the Olympic ideas and the promotion of Cyprus sports in the international sport scene. In order to achieve its objectives, CSO provides high-level sports facilities and financial support to sports federations and in extend to their affiliated clubs and participants.

UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research (Finland)

The UKK Institute is a private research organisation located in Tampere, Finland. Its mission is to promote public health by conducting research and providing education and information on health-enhancing physical activity. The UKK Institute specializes in measuring physical activity of all age groups, promoting physical activity in various real-world contexts, and reducing the number of injuries occurring at home or at leisure.

University Clermont Auvergne (France)

The University of Clermont-Auvergne (UCA) is a new institution resulting of the fusion of the University of Clermont 1 and the University of Clermont 2, combining high-level formation and research. The UCA has different international partnerships, including partnerships with Erasmus +. The UNH is a part of UCA and is an institute of research, based in the University of Clermont-Auvergne. Its areas of expertise are the effects of nutrition and exercise on health. Some of the main activities of the organisation are to identify and analyse existing data on physical activity and sport and physical inactivity in order to establish an exact overview of the status in France, sorted out by population and by territory, as well as to monitor and evaluate the actions aiming at the promotion of physical activity and sport and to fight against physical inactivity.

Ministry of Culture and Sports/General Secretariat of Sports (Greece)

The General Secretariat of Sports (G.G.A.) is a public body of the Greek state which belongs to the Ministry of Culture and Sports. Its main task is to strategically plan and implement the country’s sport policy, in the context of the state’s constitutional to protect, supervise and financially support sport. In particular, it is responsible for preventing and ensuring the health of athletes and those who engage in recreational sports; the systematic cultivation, dissemination and consolidation of sportsmanship and the Olympic values in the social consciousness; for identifying the country’s sports needs and the documentation of these so as be implemented through programs and actions and for the supervision and subsidy of sports bodies and stakeholders.

Hungarian Leisure Sport Association (Hungary)

The Hungarian Leisure Sport Association (HLSA) is a non-governmental body founded in 1989, operating as public benefit organization. It is a national umbrella body for Sport For All and it has member organisations in all 19 counties of Hungary. Its main goal is to raise the population’s body of culture to a higher level, to support physical activity and cultural needs and to raise awareness about a healthy lifestyle. Some of the main activities of the association are to organize leisure sport and team building events for all segments of the population and to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) for all segments of the population.

Italian People’s Sports Movement (Italy)

The Italian People’s Sports Movement or Movimento Sportivo Italiano (MSP) is a non-profit organization, recognized by the CONI as an institution with charitable purposes, focusing on Sports Promotion with the Ministry of Interior as National Agency. From 1995, the MSP has been part of the list of the Civil Protection Department of Voluntary Associations at the Prime Minister’s Office with the aim to train volunteers in sports, which became part of the National Body of “Volunteers Sport Safe”. The MSP is present throughout the country with its Regional and Provincial Committees and promotes Sports For All through the organization of sport events, meetings, conferences and courses for managers and technicians, among other activities.

Latvian Academy of Sport Education (Latvia)

The goal of the Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE) as a scientific institution is to advance research and innovations into a field of Latvian sports and health care and social needs meeting sector, emphasizing the growth of capacity and quality of science and research. LASE also aims to develop innovative research in sports science and health-care in sport, to provide students with the opportunity to pursue higher academic and professional education and training, to develop culture to preserve intellectual and physical potential necessary for the Republic of Latvia. Furthermore, the main focus of LASE is improving public health through physical activity promotion in different age groups through Sports For All, sports for children and youth and adapted sports.

Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)

VMU is a comprehensive university devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, research, arts and innovation, and fostering critical thinking, imaginative response as well as the desire and capacity for lifelong learning of their students who will have an impact on the world, locally and globally.

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

The faculty of Sport is one of the members of the University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Sport is the only institution in Slovenia, which has been educating specialist physical education teachers since its establishment in 1960. The faculty has a well-developed access to all Slovenian primary and secondary schools and has always been actively involved in the formation of national policies in the area of enhancing physical education curriculum and health related physical activity and sport. Faculty of Sport has a very rich and highly developed programme of health-oriented physical activities. It operates the Laboratory for the Diagnostics of Physical and Motor Development, which manages the largest database of physical and motor development of children in Slovenia (SLOfit).

University of Malta (Malta)

Lying at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean, the University of Malta (UM) has been, over its 400-year history, the hub for international academic exchange on the island. UM is the leading higher education institution in Malta and its structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education area.  At UM we carry out academic research and provide a vibrant higher education setting in the arts, sciences and the humanities as required for Malta’s economic, social and cultural development. Courses are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals in multiple disciplines. UM Alumni community is growing exponentially: well over 3,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually. UM is committed to high standards of research and teaching and every member of staff at UM plays an important role and contributes to an outstanding student experience.

The Institute for Physical Education and Sport (IPES) of the University of Malta was established in 2002. The objectives of the Institute are various.  Apart from the provision of Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses, its brief is to carry out monodisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, organise conferences and develop national and international links related to Physical Education and Sport whilst at the same time, preparing Faculty of Education student teachers who have Physical Education as their main study area. It also services the requirements of the Faculty of Education in Physical Education. PE has been taught at University since the establishment of the Faculty of Education in 1978.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands)

As an agency of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment or Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) is a governmental research and knowledge institute which provides policy support to the Dutch government. RIVM’s commissioning bodies consist of ministries (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation) and various public services such as the inspectorates. Some of the main activities of RIVM are conducting research, provide policy advice and recommendations, coordinate intervention programs and provide information to professionals and the general public.

HEPA Macedonia National organization for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (North Macedonia)

HEPA Macedonia is medium size national organization acting in area of public health – a member of the WHO HEPA European network which works for better health and wellbeing in the WHO European Region through more physical activity for all people.

The mission is to provide a forum for the advancement of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) research, policy and practice across theNorth Macedonia as well as WHO European region. The vision of HEPA Macedonia is to achieve better health through increasing physical activity, balanced nutrition and other healthier lifestyle among all people in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Pope John Paul II State School Of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska (Poland)

Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska (PSW) is a state university founded in 2000. PSW is committed to providing high-quality university education, initiating academic research and supporting the development and growth specifically of Eastern Region of Poland. Within its 20 years of its existence, PSW has granted itself a high position among other Polish colleges of higher vocational education.

Currently, PSW is on the 1st place in Poland in a nationwide ranking of colleges. Today it boasts over 2500 students in 18 fields of study and over 40 specialisations. Most of them enrolling in Bachelor programmes, but there are 7 Master level programmes, too.

Within the research activity of Innovation Research Centre and Regional Research Centre for Environment PSW implement of research and development work in many areas of science, including in particular diagnostic and epidemiological research on biological, environmental and social issues of infectious and non-communicable diseases. In this area, a special place is taking place the role of determinants, correlates and causal variables for physical activity and nutrition of humankind.

Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (Portugal)

The Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth or Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ) is the public governmental organization responsible for the definition, execution and evaluation of sport and youth public policies in Portugal. The main missions are to promote the generalization of sport and physical activity practice among the Portuguese population, develop high-performance sport through technical, human and financial resources support, and monitor the impact of the public policies in the field of sport and youth. Furthermore, the preservation of ethics in sport is also included as one of its essential scopes.

Romanian National Research Institute for Sport (Romania)

The mission of the institute is supporting the Romanian performance sport through research and development. They participate actively in the development of the field of sports science by implementing innovative solutions.

University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

The University of Castilla–La Mancha (UCLM) is a Spanish university. It offers courses in the cities of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Toledo, Almadén and Talavera de la Reina. This university was recognised by law on 30 June 1982, and began to operate three years later.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Sweden)

The agency has the national responsibility for public health issues and promotes good public health by building and disseminating scientifically-based knowledge to promote health and prevent disease and injury. In collaboration with other stakeholders, the agency offers a knowledge base and methodological support and follows up and evaluate different methods and efforts. The mission from the government is also to monitor the health status of the population and the factors that affect this. The agency pays special attention to the groups of people with the greatest risk of suffering ill-health. Important partners are other governmental agencies, regions, county councils and municipalities.