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May 5, 2022

Willibald Gebhardt Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary on May 5, 2022

On May 5, 1992, the Willibald Gebhardt Institute was founded as a registered, non-profit association in Essen. So on May 5, 2022, the WGI will celebrate its 30th anniversary. And the WGI's statutory purpose - to promote the transfer of knowledge into sports practice - could hardly be more socially significant ...

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April 13, 2022

WGI to contribute to newly funded Erasmus+ project EduPASS

Willibald Gebhardt Institute along with its partners has successfully applied for an Erasmus+ grant titled "EduPASS: Education for Physical Activity and Sport: Informal and Non-formal Settings". The grant proposal was managed by Luxembourg University as lead partner. Other partners in the project consortium ...

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February 9, 2022

Results of the feasibility study “Euregiade” well received

At the end of the year 2021, the feasibility study of a transnational "Euregiade", funded by the EU and the province of Gelderland within the framework of Interreg V-A Germany-Nederland, was completed with the participation of the Willibald Gebhardt Institute (WGI). The project partners, besides the ...

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February 8, 2022

Beijing 2022: Michael Krüger sheds light on origins of the Winter Olympics

The expertise of the Willibald Gebhardt Institute is once again in demand in the context of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Prof. Michael Krüger, Vice President Olympia of the WGI, contributed a news piece to the WWU Münster news portal at the start of the Games. His article about the historic origins ...

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January 6, 2022

WGI departments ensure knowledge transfer on children’s and youth sports after Corona

The Corona pandemic has had a massive impact on the way children and young people grow up and on their physical activity and sports behavior. The increase in motor deficits, psychosocial stress and health impairments is now well documented by scientific studies. Against this backdrop, the NRW Research ...

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