As levels of participation in sport and physical activity are dropping and social, economic, and health issues are on the rise, International Sport Organisations can play a crucial role to inspire more people to be active and contribute to sustainable development, leaving a positive legacy to the next generations.
The INTERACT and INTERACT Plus Project develops a sustainable and socially responsible approach to sport, which places the human, citizens, and their needs and expectations at the centre of Sport for All and physical activity delivery. The INTERACT Plus Project seeks to support sports federations by positioning them as agents of change and multipliers where they act in unison with their sport clubs, public authorities, NGOs and relevant stakeholders to increase participation in sport and physical activity and create a better world through Sport for All. This Erasmus+ project include 9 partners and 8 associated partners, with 15 partners being sports federation. In this INTERACT Plus project, the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department, represented by Professor Catherine Woods and Marie Curie Research Fellow Aurélie Van Hoye, will play a scientific role to provide evidence for the benefits of sport for all for sports federations, the good practice already implemented, in order to create a theory of action and pilot test this theory among participating sports federations.
More information on the project: https://interact-sport.com/
Aurélie Van Hoye is a Marie Curie Research fellow in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick.