Improving Physical Activity Accessibility on Campus

Using the experience of the Paris Paralympics 2024 to rethink accessibility to physical activity on Campus and beyond
Date
04 Sep 2024 06 Sep 2024
Timezone
CET
Location
Université Paris-Saclay
Target Group
Undergraduate and Master Students
Host
Université Paris-Saclay and University of Novi Sad
Registration
Closed  (Deadline: 03 Jul 2024 23:59)

Join a 3-day workshop to improve your knowledge and critical thinking on how to make physical activity more inclusive for everyone on campus and beyond.

The overall group will be comprised of nearly 40 students, with teachers coming from 3 differents universities and working in the area of sport sciences and disabilities (Novi Sad, Technical Institut of Munich, Paris-Saclay). Groups of students will be mixed bewteen different countries to help you to reflect on how differents countries in Europe are taclking the problem of inclusion on campus and outside. You will also have the chance to experience a day at the Paralympics to improve your knowledge about adapted physical activities.

Content and Methodology

Day 1: The morning includes lectures on the importance of physical activity for all, the organisation of sporting events, and the specifics of the Paralympics. In the afternoon, there will be an initiation to Paralympic activities on campus, allowing participants to experience disabilities through physical activity.

Day 2: Students will spend a day in Paris, where they will have the opportunity to participate in some of the Paralympic Games events. The goal is to observe how these events are set up and run specifically for disabled individuals.

Day 3: The programme will conclude with a seminar and exchanges between students to discuss accessibility to physical activity for all among the represented countries. The aim is to propose improvements for these events and, more generally, for accessibility to events organized on campuses..

Competences

  • Creativity and problem solving
  • Leadership and social impact
  • Intercultural skills

Requirements

  • Selection strategy: Selection based on motivation, CV, participation in previous Connected Walking Challenges, and prior knowledge of adapted physical activity. Students with disabilities will considered.
  • Number of participants: 10.
  • Certificate/ECTS: Certificate of participation.
  • Language: English.

Please note that the participants will get a scholarship for travel and subsistence. The participants will be contacted by the EUGLOH team at their home university to get more information.

This activity is part of Work Package 5.