Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership

The previous Erasmus+ Sport projects are now part of the new Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership (Key Action 2 – KA2) that allows organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas. They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.

Cooperation Partnerships in the field of sport are aimed at promoting the integrity of sport (anti-doping, the fight against match-fixing, protection of minors), supporting innovative approaches to implement EU principles on good governance in sport, EU strategies in the area of social inclusion and equal opportunities, encouraging participation in sport and physical activity (supporting the implementation of EU Physical Activity Guidelines, volunteering, employment in sport, as well as education and training in sport), and supporting the implementation of the EU guidelines on dual careers of athletes. These partnerships also include Small Collaborative Partnerships, aimed at encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport, promoting European traditional sports and games, supporting the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers, and staff of non-profit sport organizations, and protecting athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions.

The University of Rome “Foro Italico” contributes as a Coordinator or Co-beneficiary to different projects in the specific field of sport, physical activity and health.

Active projects (Key Action 2 – KA2)
Reference KA220-HED-726FE527
Duration 01.03.2022- 28.02.2025
Title Innovation Lab: Transform your teaching with the digital advisor toolkit for Higher Education
Coordinator Universidad de La Murcia (ES)
Partner Institutions 1.   Acrosslimits Ltd (MT)

2.   Lappenranta Technical University (FI)

3.   Masarykova Univerzita (CZ)

4.   Universidad de La Rioja (ES)

5.   Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)

6.   University of Groningen (NL)


The rapid transition to online learning, prompted by the pandemic, has highlighted some of the shortcomings, limitations and challenges of education at all levels of education, and especially at university level. Beyond the necessary digital transformation of educational institutions, the pandemic has highlighted the need to rethink our teaching model. We have seen that the move to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been carried out synchronously and teacher-centred can be done asynchronously, with the student as the main manager of their learning. This situation also leads us to assess whether university lecturers really have the appropriate training for efficient teaching, a teaching in which different variables converge to guarantee quality education: curricular knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, technological knowledge and psycho-educational knowledge. Education is more than the mere transfer of information, and yet that is what is mainly done: teachers present material to which students have easy access in printed or digital form, minimising the students’ activity in class to note-taking, which is usually a literal transcription of what the teacher says. In contrast to these teaching models, we find rigid assessment systems in which memorisation of content continues to take precedence over reflection, cooperation, metacognition and autonomy. European institutions have mainly focused their efforts on guaranteeing the digitalisation of education, prioritising the provision of technological tools and their massive use in a decontextualized way. Project results will serve as a reference to be able to carry out a universal design for learning through comprehensive training and individualised advice offered by the “ConnectU” app on what type of methodologies and assessment are best suited to specific content, to a particular group of students, to achieve specific learning outcomes, to create a positive climate in the classroom, etc.; as well as, which technological resources are the most appropriate depending on the learning objectives and content and the scheduled assessment activities. The innovative component of this proposal does not lie in the sequential presentation of methodologies, types of assessment and technological resources for teaching, but rather in the fact that we start from the TPACK model, approached from a psycho-educational perspective in which the components of self-regulated learning (learning styles, motivation, metacognition, time-space management) and the role of interpersonal variables in the teaching-learning process are taken into account. An approach in which, in addition, the teacher can make a universal design for learning totally personalised for each content of his or her subject according to the learning objectives, the contents to be taught and the expected learning outcomes.


Reference 622155-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Title EDJCO – EDucating Judo Coaches for Older practitioners
Coordinator Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Partner Institutions 1. Club Deportivo Elemental Newton (ES)

2. Clubul Sportiv Judo Club Liberty (RO)

3. IJF Academy Foundation (MT)

4. İzmir Alsancak Jimnastik (TR)

5. Judo Klub Golovec (SI)

6. Zajednica Sportskih Udruga Grada Rijeke “Riječki Sportski Savez” (HR)


The goal of the EdJCO project is to structure evidence- and eminence-base e-learning educational programme specifically tailored for judo coaches of older individuals. Thus contributing to the European policies on health-enhancing physical activity (World Health Organisation, 2016) and the minimum require- ments in skills and competencies for coaches (European Commission, 2020).In teaching safe falling techniques, judo could be conceived as a valuable preventive measure of the annual ~40,000 deaths from falls of European older adults (65+years), and of the fall-related degenerative sequences ultimately leading to death in older individuals (EuroSafe, 2016).The EdJCO project will benefit from a Team of academic and sports experts with a combined scientific and practical judo experience.The EdJCO project will achieve its educational objective by generating thorough evidence- and eminence- base research grounded on the opinions, needs and experiences of judo coaches, as well as on the experimental approaches of scholars in geriatric physical activity and related sciences. Based on the outcomes of this research phase, the EdJCO project will create modules for a specialisation course for certified judo coaches to be delivered on the IJF Academy online teaching platform. These modules will represent a platform for knowledge-exchange and educational resources, enhancing the health of the European and International judo community


Past projects (Key Action 2 – KA2)
Reference 622213-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2021 – 30. 06. 2023
Title PARA-LIMITS – Dual Career of Student-Athletes with Disabilities as a Tool for Social Inclusion
Coordinator Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio – UCAM (ES)
Partner Institutions 1. Collective Innovation AS (NO)

2. European Paralympic Committee (AT)

3. Fundacion Once para la Cooperacione Inclusion Social de Personas Condiscapacidad (ES)

4. Instituto Politecnico de Viseu (PT)

5. The European Athlete as Student (MT)

6. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)

7. Universitatea Nationala de Educatie Fizica si Sport din Bucuresti (RO)

8. University of Limerick (IE)


The project aims to implement the Dual Career adapted to the needs of disabled athletes through the development of a European-wide strategic partnership between universities and institutions to achieve the strengthening of social inclusion through sport and higher education. It is divided into the following 6 Intellectual Outputs (O). The O1 and O2 correspond to the research activities of the state of the art, which aim at detecting obstacles, needs and barriers of this group in their sports and academic careers, according to their degree of disability and personal background.This information will serve as a basis for the creation of a guide of good practices and the design and development of the contents and structure of the innovative online curriculum aimed at training expert mentors (O3). Based on this comprehensive curriculum, an interactive online open access course will be designed and developed.Its suitability, both in terms of structure, content and proper functioning, will be analysed through the implementation of a pilot course. The results and information obtained from this experience will serve to improve and adapt the initial proposal (O4).In addition to this, taking into account all the information collected and analysed in the project, as well as the main results of the project, a European handbook will be developed to disseminate the results and make possible the dual career of disabled university sportsmen and women in other territories (O5). Finally, an Observatory on Dual Career, Disability and Sport will be created to evaluate and monitor the development of this topic.


Reference 622391-EPP-1-2020-1-LT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2021 – 30. 06. 2023
Title NEW MIRACLE – Women – new leader’s empowerment in sport and physical education industry
Coordinator Lithuania National Olympic Committee (LT)
Partner Institutions 1. Estonian National Olympic Committee (EE)

2. Italian National Olympic Committee (IT)

3. Latvian National Olympic Committee (LV)

4. NGO Innovation Academy (LT)

5. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Slovakian National Olympic Committee (SK)


The aim of the NewMiracle project is to develop a unique hands-on sport management training program – new sport leaders complimented with exclusive mentoring package and networking platform for young professionals who just starting sport administration career and to empower them strategically use their strengths and abilities while mastering their collaborative mindset.Apart the professional environment women require set of appropriate management skills and leadership characteristics necessary for young professional to perform certain tasks in different sport organizations. The direction could be towards encouragement the recognition of informal learning, as a complement to formal education through the acquisition of constructive skills and competences necessary to increase the capabilities and knowledge – new sport leaders, in connection with good governance, sustainable and inclusive growth.


Reference 613137-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Title HAPPY BONES – Physical activity in women in menopause: a collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Coordinator Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Partner Institutions 1. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași – UAIC (RO)

2. Bulgarian Sports Development Association – BSDA (BG)

3. Funadaciò Salut i Envelliment UAB (FSIE) – Barcelona (ES)

4. Gazi University – GU (TURKEY)

5. Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (IT)

Output IO1: HAPPY BONES Training Manual – Happy Bones

HAPPY BONES project wants to promote physical activity for women who aged 50-65 by offering an innovative exercise protocol to involve them in a moderate physical activity and as a consequence, strengthen personal resources and above all, to do a physical activity necessary for their well being. Thus, the project through the development of its exercise protocol aims to promote the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in exercise for all. For this reason the training will be proposed in two different contexts: at the workplace (in order to elimate the barriers related to mobility form work to the gym, lack of time and money) and to a Sport Association (avoiding only the economic barrier).


Reference 602929-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2021
Title IKONS – Inclusive Karate: a new perspective to decrease sedentary lifestyle and increase self-confidence in Down Syndrome
Coordinator Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Partner Institutions 1. Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate Arti Marziali (IT)

2. I Karate Hungary SE (HU)

3. Inclusive KARATE Federation (BE)

4. Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (IT)

5. Karate Bregenz (AT)

6. Romanian Karate Federation (RO)

Output IKONS-PROJECT.EU | Outputs

Inclusive Karate is a new perspective to decrease sedentary lifestyle and increase self-confidence in Down Syndrome. IKONS intends to exploit the special role that sport can play for people with DS as an important contribution towards social cohesion and more integrated societies, supporting the ‘sport for all’ principle by increasing people with DS participation in sport at non competitive level and paying special attention to social inclusion in sports of disadvantaged groups.


Reference 603456-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2020
Title EDMEDIA – Media as a channel of Athletes’ Dual Careers promotion and education
Coordinator Lithuanian Sport University (LT)
Partner Institutions 1. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (RO)

2. European Athlete as Student Network (MT)

3. European University Sports Association (SI)

4. German Sport University Cologne (DE)

5. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
University of Ljubljana (SI)

6. University of Valencia (ES)

The project aimed proactively change the attitude towards an athletes’ dual career by deliberately shaping a positive image and encouraging sports organiations to pursue the implementation of the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes and to generate evidence-based research data on Dual Careers of Athletes in Project Partner Countries. The main objectives of the project were: – to do a comprehensive analysis of related scientific articles, athletes’ dual career image formed by media, gap between practice and EU Guidelines on DC of Athletes & different used models of implementation of athletes’ DC;- to develop recommendations for the implementation of the EU Guidelines on DC of Athletes and Strategy of raising awareness through media, – to develop and implement online educational program for athletes and sport organisations.


Reference 603121-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2020
Title LIFEAGE –  Promoting the shift sedentary Lifestyle towards active Ageing
Coordinator Fundacio Universitaria San Antonio (ES)
Partner Institutions 1. Lapin Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (FI)

2. Latvijas Universitate (LV)

3. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Universidad de Cadiz (ES)

4. University of Limerick (IE)

Output Intellectual outputs (

The LifeAge Project has fostered synergy with, and between, local, regional, national and international policies to promote sport and physical activity, in close relationship with the Active Ageing policy as defined by the European Commission: it means helping people stay in charge of their own lives for as long as possible as they age and, where possible, to contribute to the economy and society. As expressed in the Guiding Principles for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (The Employment Committee – The Social Protection Committee), “Older people make a significant contribution to the economy and society, but as their health and education levels improve over time, their contributions can be further enhanced”


Reference 590443-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2018 – 30. 06. 2020
Title DANCE WITH HEALTH – A EU collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of breast cance
Coordinator Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Partner Institutions 1. Asociacia za Razvitie na Bulgarskia Sport (BG)

2. Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UK)

3. Incontradonna onlus (IT)

4. Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (IT)

5. Klaipeda Region Women Information centre (LT)

6. Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (NL)

Output Intellectual Outputs – DANCING WITH HEALTH (

The basic view of DANCING WITH HEALTH is that sport for cancer patients has a double role. The first is connected with physical education, movement and health information, concepts contained in the primary directions of the EU. The other role is connected with learning and education. Through training, patients can be supported by skilled experts who can properly accompany them in their difficult path of treatments and recovery.Studies have shown that physical activity is known to increase special neurotransmitter substances in the brain (endorphins), which create a state of wellbeing. And total body movement such as dance enhances the functions of other body systems, such as circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, and muscular systems. Today dance/movement therapy is a well recognised form of complementary therapy used in hospitals as well as at the comprehensive clinical cancer centres.


Reference 590801-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2018 – 30. 06. 2020
Title ESLP – European Sport Leadership Programme
Coordinator Fundacio Universitaria San Antonio (ES)
Partner Institutions 1. Pamukkale Universitesi (TR)

2. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)

3. Panepistimio Thessalias (EL)

4. University of Malta (MT)


The primary objective of this project is to improve good governance in university sport, influencing how the aims for university sport are set and achieved to optimise and monitor performance. As part of this, the aims are to increase sports participation and to promote voluntary activity in sport, the latter being the ultimate aim of the Erasmus+ Sport projects (European Commission 2016, p.222). The aim of the program is to help success the objective of promote and improve good governance in sport through actions that have the support of the EC.


Reference 590467-EPP-1-2017-1-AT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2020
Title EDUPACT- “Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training”
Coordinator University of Vienna [Centre of Sport Science and University Sports] (AT)
Partner Institutions 1. “National and Kapodistrian” University of Athens (EL)

2. Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport (EL)

3. International Council for Coaching Excellence – ICCE (UK)

4. Right to Play Deutschland (DE)

5. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
German Sport University (DE)

6. University of Southern Denmark (DK)

7. Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (AT)


The objective of the project adresses the intercultural challenges, which most of the countries in Europe are facing nowadays. The project aims to improve quality of pre-service and in-service education by strengthening the professional profile of both sport related teaching professions, preparing teachers and coaches for inclusive intercultural education in and through physical education and sport. The aim of the project was to help address the intercultural challenges schools, clubs, teachers and coaches are facing. It aimed to provide innovative evidence-based intercultural pedagogy in physical education and coaching and thereby improving the quality of pre- and in-service education.


Reference 590437-EPP-1-2017-1-SI-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2019
Title EMPATIA – Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics
Coordinator University of Ljubljana [Faculty of Sport] (SI)
Partner Institutions 1. Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano – CONI (IT)

2. European Athlete Student – EAS (MT)

3. European University Sports Association – EUSA Institute (SI)

4. Ginasio Club Figueirense (PT)

5. Institut national du sport, de l’expertise et de la performance – INSEP (FR)

6. Sport Ireland Institute (IE)

7. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
University of Limerick (IE)

8. University of Coimbra (PT)


The project aims to improve quality of pre-service and in-service education by strengthening the professional profile of both sport related teaching professions, preparing teachers and coaches for inclusive intercultural education in and through physical education and sport.


Reference 590642-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2019
Title MEW- Movement Environment Well-being
Coordinator Centro Sportivo Educativo Nazionale (IT)
Partner Institutions 1. Baltic Youth Way (LV)

2. International Council for Coaching Excellence – ICCE (UK)

3. International Council of Sport Science & Physical Education-ICSSPE (DE)

4. International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe (NL)

5. Polytechnic of Guarda (PT)

6. The Ecology and Sport Tourism Club “Veniti cu Noi” (RO)

7. Unesco Chair in Inclusive PE, Institute of Technology (IE)

8. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
ASL Roma 2 – Local Health Unit (IT)

9. Volkshochschule im Landkreis (DE)


The MEW (movement/environment/well-being) project aims to establish a “European partnership for health” to promote an “Action Model” (MA), developed by the project, as a proposal to counter sedentary lifestyle and demonstrate the economic savings and individual and social that is generated by assuming active behaviours in daily life. The project involves the publication of a book that can convey the value of the “Model of Action” elaborated. The project consisted of two phases:

1. “my_tasks” campaign
The “my_tasks” campaign involved 200 recipients, adults (30 / 55 yrs, males and females, equally) including: 40 Italians; 35 Germans; 25 Portuguese; 25 Irish; 25 Romanian; 25 Latvian; 25 British. Recipients will be given an “activity kit” with the necessary tools and information for:

  • the testing of a 6-month “activity protocol,” walking and cycling, with the guidance of a trainer and monitoring with medical and health checks to verify the benefit of the motor activity;
  • the evaluation of the “activity protocol,” by individual interview at the end of the course on personal well-being and the possible social impact on the environment for the lifestyles assumed by the recipients;
  • the appointment, end of the path, of “sport volunteer” with the task of spreading the MA and be part of the “European health partnership”.

2. “our_tasks” campaign
The “our_tasks” campaign included the implementation of 10 Multiplier sport events. The Multiplier sport events is a one-day sport event to be held in an urban or suburban area with trekking, biking or walking routes, open to citizenship for the purpose of promote motor activity, sustainable mobility and project guidelines that will be distributed to participants.


Reference 579828-EPP-1-2016-2-EL-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01. 2017 – 31. 12. 2018
Title SAFE YOU- Strengthening the Anti-doping fight in Fitness and Exercise in Youth
Coordinator Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (EL)
Partner Institutions 1. Cyprus Sports Organization (CY)

2. German National Anti-Doping Agency (DE)

3. Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport (EL)

4. Kingston University (UK)

5. Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

6. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)
Società Sportiva Lazio (IT)

7. University of Potsdam – Sport and Exercise Psychology (DE)

Output Public and Open Access Reports – SAFE YOU

SAFE YOU aims to dynamically contribute to anti-doping in fitness and amateur sports. SAFEYOU involves the synergy between academic experts in doping use, and non-academic partners with a strong policy-making orientation, and vested interest and strong commitment to promote amateur sports, and ensure that sports are safeguarded against emerging threats, such as doping. The aim of the SAFE YOU+ project is to extend the existing SAFEYOU TOOL to competitive athletes.


Reference 572853-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-SPO-SCP
Duration 04.04. 2016 – 03. 10. 2017
Title Integrated Football – The New Frontier of Sport for All
Coordinator Centro Sportivo Educativo Nazionale (IT)
Partner Institutions 1. Kauno Kolegija, University of Appled Science (LT)

2. Mens@Corpore Società Cooperativa Sociale (IT)

3. National Sports Academy (BG)

4. Polytechnic of Guarda (PT)

5. Progresit (SK)

6. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)

7. Sozial Label EV (DE)

Output Regolamento Football Integrato Inglese –

The project objective was to establish the European Network of Integrated Football for contributing to National policies and initiatives on large scale in order to promote this new sport activity and the integrated sport. The project outputs are the definition of training models for sport tecnicians of integrated football and for referees of integrated football. On 29th September (2017) the foundation ceremony of the European Network for the promotion of Integrated Football will take place at Spazio Europa- the Public Space of the Information Office of the European Parliament and of the European Commission Representation in Italy. Integrated Football is the new sports discipline which allows a sports competition of disabled and non-disabled athletes jointly, made possible by a set of rules conceived by CSEN and spread in Europe through the European project “A new Frontier of Sport for All” co-funded by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme.
Thanks to EC grants, the Network has already reached Germany, Portugal, Slovakia, Lithuania and Bulgaria, which, together with CSEN, the Foro Italico University and Coop Mens@Corpore in Italy, have established national sports associations for the diffusion of Integrated Football.
In the course of the project, trainings for coaches and referees of Integrated Football have been held. Today there is a register which includes members from six European countries.


Reference 557204-EPP-1-2014-1ES-SPO-SCP
Duration 01.01.2015 – 30.06.2017
Title “Development an innovative European Sport Tutorship model for the dual career of athletes” – ESTPORT.
Coordinator UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (ES)
Partner Institutions 1. Europa Community Ltd. (UK)

2. Leeds Trinity University (UK)

3. The University of Malta (MT)

4. The University of Thessaly (GR)

5. Università di Roma “Foro Italico” (IT)


The project has been approved in 2014 call and respond to one of the three EU general objectives to promote and support the good governance in sport and dual career of athletes.Therefore, the specific objective of our ESTPORT project was to develop, transfer and implement an innovative ‘EU Sport Tutorship programme’ in different European Universities, involving public authorities, sport-related organisations and educational actors, as a key stakeholders to accomplish the EU Guidlines on Dual Careers for Athletes. For more information download the Handbook.


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