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 include the University of Sevilla, Sport Ireland, the European Council of Research in Physical Education and School Sport, the National School for Physical Education in Luxembourg as well as Valgo Sport Consulting from Spain.
“We are very pleased to partner with this international consortium in continuing our tradition of high quality projects involving knowledge creation and transfer in physical education”, said WGI president Dr. Heinz Aschebrock. Project partner on behalf of WGI will be Prof. Roland Naul along with Dr. Sebastian Brueckner. Roland Naul, thus continues his long standing collaboration with the lead partner Claude Scheuer from Luxembourg University.
The project aims to
– bring together European Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and other stakeholders active in the education and training of PE educators and coaches and to foster their cooperation and mobility exchange;
– provide an overview of respective educational programmes on bachelor and/or master level in Europe;
– inform and facilitate the formulation of a profile of a non-formal PE educator and a coach as well as a modular curriculum for educational programmes on bachelor and/or master level in HEI based on this profile and core principles;
– make this modular curriculum available for any interested stakeholders;
– foster the delivery of non-formal and informal QPE by strengthening the non-formal PE educator and the coach profession.
WGI will be responsible for developing part of the teacher training and provide respective support as well as hosting a multiplier event during the program’s implementation. EduPASS is set to start on May 1, 2022 and commence on November 1, 2024. The budget allocated to WGI for its work packages exceeds 50.000 Euro out of the 350.000 Euro overall budget. “Being evaluated with a score of 96 out of a possible 100 points, is a clear sign how strong this consortium and project proposal are”, stated Roland Naul, who will lead the WGI project team during the EduPASS implementation.