EU-PALS kick off meeting in London

Posted January 10, 2018

The opening, kick-off event of the ERASMUS+ project called the European Physical Activity Label System (Eu-PALS) was held in London, UK on January 10th, 2018 with the purpose of developing a school quality mark system that can be applied universally and independently in all European countries monitoring the quality of Physical Education (PE), physical activities in schools (PA) and school sport. The quality mark’s (or label’s) main aim is to provide developmental pathways to more active and healthy school programs all over the continent.

During the meeting, the tasks ahead were reviewed, and the direct and immediate actions to be taken in the following two – three months were determined by the participating experts. Within the confines of the meeting best-practices were presented. The experts of the Hungarian School Sport Federation presented the ongoing project, followed by Viv Holt (Youth Sport Trust International) and Claude Scheuer (University of Luxembourg) reported on the existing and ongoing quality mark (QM) systems in the UK and Luxembourg.

The discussion had once again drawn attention to the significance of the label system to be developed in the framework of the project (with the related self-assessment questionnaire and the collection of good-practices) as an important and complementary initiative that fits perfectly into the current international and EU policy environment.

Participants representing

  • Youth Sport Trust International: Vivien Holt, Helen Vost
  • University of Luxembourg: Claude Scheuer
  • European Physical Education Association: Martin Holzweg
  • University of Ljubljana: Gregor Starc
  • International Sport and Culture Association: Jacob Schounborg, Laska Nenova
  • Estonian School Sport Union: Maris Pettai, Lauri Luik
  • Hungarian School Sport Federation: Katalin Kovács-Kasza, Róbert Paic, István Kulisity, Zoltán Boronyai, Zoltán Jamniczky