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Over the past more than 25 years the Willibald Gebhardt Institute has been involved in numerous international projects and established an extensive network of international partnerships and collaborations. Many WGI projects have been funded through the various EU programs like Erasmus+, Interreg or dierectly from the European Parliament. To this day, all WGI departments keep building their network of international partnerships. And the most recent international research collaboration established has been the successful bis for an EU Tender on EU Sports Policy.

Below you will find information on some of the most recent or prominent and current international WGI projects.

Active School Communities (ASC)

European Physical Education Observatory (EuPEO)

Healthy Children in Sound Communities (hcsc)

EU Sport Policy Tender

Together as a research consortium, the division of Prof. Mittag (DSHS, lead) and the WGI (Prof. Naul, co lead) won the European Parliament’s tender, an expertise on “EU Sport Policy: Assessment and Possible Ways Forward” (IP / B / CULT / IC / 2020-025).

The consortium also included the European Physical Education Association (EUPEA) and the European youth sports organization ENGSO Youth. These partners were represented by Claude Scheuer (also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the WGI) and Ugne Chmeliauskaite (Chair of ENGSO Youth). Sebastian Brückner and Christina Uhlenbrock also worked on this project for WGI and in cooperation with the WGI.

The study was published in June 2021 and also presented at a session of the European Parliament on June 22, 2021. The link to download the study and the video of the plenary session can be found in the container on the right side of this page.

More information and relevant downloads can be found by accessing the respective project section on this website

More information on the EU Sport Policy Tender can be accessed by using the following links:

Download „EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward“
Download Executive Summary EU-Studie (SP, DE, EN, FR, IT, PL)
Press release Presentation EU Study on 22.06.2021 in the European Parliament
Video Presentation EU Study on 22.06.2021 in the European Parliament