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Physical literacy is a lifelong journey: New ISCA project starts in Copenhagen

Project partners travelled from as far as Australia to Copenhagen to be part of the first meeting of ISCA’s new EU project Physical Literacy for Life on 5-7 February 2020. The project will explore the emerging and, as yet, relatively overlooked aspect of sport and education that spans across – and essentially beyond – traditional sectors.


ISCA is leading a consortium of 11 partners from the grassroots sport, education and health sectors, and physical literacy experts who are paving the way for the concept to be recognised internationally as a lifelong journey that encompasses physical and cognitive dimensions.


The partners include the European Physical Education Association (EUPEA, Switzerland), International Physical Literacy Association (UK), Macquarie University (Australia), Human Kinetics Faculty of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Strasbourg (France), Steno Health Promotion Research (Denmark), BG Be Active (Bulgaria), DGI (Denmark), Sports Union of Slovenia, and UBAE (Spain).


Over the two-year project period, the partners will gather existing research and tools, as well as developing new material, that will become available as a toolbox for professionals who are working with physical literacy and an advocacy campaign for people who want to promote the field to key stakeholders.


The project is supported by Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships and a homepage hosting the project’s outputs will be online soon.


How does physical literacy differ from physical education and physical activity? Read our interview with expert Dean Dudley from Macquarie University, to find out.


How will the Physical Literacy for Life project build on the groundwork done in this field? Read our interview with Rose-Marie Repond from European Physical Education Association to find out.


The Physical Literacy for Life project is co-funded by the EU's Erasmus+ programme under Collaborative Partnerships in the Field of Sport.