In 2003, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace of the United Nations defined Sport as “all forms of physical activity that contribute to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction, such as play, recreation, organized or competitive sport, and indigenous sports and games.”
Through all its different forms of practice (play for fun, recreational, physical activity or competitive activity), sport has always played an important role in all worldwide countries. For this reason, sport is at the same time part of the history and culture of a country as it contributes both to the present and future of its citizens.
This point of view could be considered a milestone of the intent of UNIMED to build up a Sub-Network on Sport (USS).
The purpose of the USS is to bring students, faculties and staff of UNIMED associated universities, as well as people living in their own countries to share values and culture of sport across the Mediterranean area.
Through its action the USS seeks to encourage dialogue and collaboration towards a shared strategy of promotion and support of the practice of sport and physical education, with the aim to improve health and well-being and to disseminate values of inclusion and mutual respect for human rights, cultural diversity and different religious beliefs.
To join the UNIMED Sub-Network on Sport and to send your contributions, please fill in the survey and write to Prof. Antonio Tessitore (Foro Italico University, UNIMED associate university) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professor Tessitore is the Scientific Coordinator of USS and will manage the Sub-Network activities in cooperation with UNIMED offices.
In the next months, UNIMED Sub-Network on Sport will run the following main actions:
– Sharing partnership and promoting networking for EU funded sport project with UNIMED members;
– Collection of information on the “state of art” of the sport organization within UNIMED members;
– Organize groups for new researches and scientific publications in peer reviewed journals;
– Organization of workshops during the next General Assembly (October/November 2016).
For any further information please contact prof. Tessitore at email@example.com.