International Seminar Ready to Start

10/11/2011 08:10


On 21 November, 2011, ICSSPE´s international seminar Communities and Crisis – Inclusive Development Through Sport will start in Rheinsberg, Germany.


During this five-day seminar, ending on 26 November, 2011, participants will learn many different aspects of using sport for development and to deliver psycho-social sport and physical activity programmes in social problem and crisis areas.


Academics and practitioners in this field will share their knowledge and experiences to both beginners and advanced students, social workers, psychologists and sport professionals. “We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming 17 high-quality speakers and over 60 participants to the seminar. Especially having the wheelchair martial artist Lydia La Rivière Zijdel with us will be an exciting experience because besides her presentations on Sport Activities for Different Age Groups and Pushing One’s Physical Ability to the Limit she will give an introduction to martial arts in a wheelchair. Additionally, we have decided to adjust this year´s programme to better suit the backgrounds of our participants by splitting the group according to previously gained knowledge and experience. By doing this we hope to serve the different interests of the participants even better than before”, explains Katrin Koenen, Scientific Affairs and Publications Manager at ICSSPE.


Further topics of this interdisciplinary training package will include:


  • Using the Potential of Inclusive Sport Programmes;
  • Inclusive Physical Activity and Sport for Everyone;
  • Community Based Psycho-social Support;
  • From Individual Survivors to a Surviving Community;
  • The Usage of Sport for Vulnerable / Disadvantaged Children;
  • Gender and Sport - Challenges in Crisis Areas;
  • Sport, Peace and Reconciliation;
  • Neurology and Physical Activity;
  • Physiotherapy: The “Whole Body” Approach in a Cultural Context;
  • Project Funding and Entrepreneurship.


Hosted by ICSSPE, the seminar is supported by Kennesaw State University, USA; Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation and Freie Universität Berlin, all from Germany; UNESCO; and The Halle Foundation, USA.


For more information and to download the seminar programme, please click here