Call- ICSSPE Communities and Crisis: Inclusive Development through Sport

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on September 5, 2013

From 18 to 23 October 2013, ICSSPE will host the 6th edition of  “Communities and Crisis: Inclusive Development through Sport” in  Rheinsberg, Germany. “Communities and Crisis” was first initiated in  2007. Since then, more than 300 participants from all over the world  have taken part in this seminar. “Communities and Crisis” provides  participants with unique insights into the use of sport and physical  activity for inclusive community building, particularly in areas  recently affected by crises. These crises include natural disasters such  as earthquakes, floods or tornados, as well as man-made crises like  civil wars and vulnerable communities.

As in previous years, ICSSPE will host the 2013 seminar together with  Kennesaw State University (USA) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). International academics, leaders of sport organisations, experts and practitioners amongst others in sociology, psychology, social work, sport and physical education deliver the curriculum to participants. Through this programme, participants learn to use sport as positive means of physiological and psychological rehabilitation, both through practical, hands-on workshops as well as through theoretical learning sessions. It emphasises the importance of cultural sensitivity
and the implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques.

Participants are recruited from the master’s programme in Adapted Physical Activity at KU Leuven as well as the master in Social Work at Kennesaw State University. In addition, the seminar targets graduate students of various academic disciplines as well as first-line service providers. By acquiring new skills and implementation philosophies, participants are able to establish new programmes or enhance existing programmes, in which they are involved.

ICSSPE offers eight bursaries covering 100% of the registration fee.
Applications shall be sent to Mr. Jörg Pluschkat,,
including the following:
–Letter of motivation (1 p.)
–Letter of recommendation by superior or professor (1 p.)
–C.V. (1 p.)

Recipients are required to make contributions to ICSSPE’s daily social media and communication activities during the seminar.

Deadline for application is 9 September, 2013.

The seminar is set to take place at HausRheinsberg, Germany’s first hotel specially designed for patrons with disabilities. The hotel
provides an ideal setting, in which to conduct the seminar modules, as well as the opportunity to get to know each other and engage in leisure activities. This includes conference services, a modern sports facility as well as a swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, and fireplace lounge. The hotel restaurant offers specialties of the region as well as international delicacies.
Additional information about HausRheinsberg, including directions, may be obtained from

In order to gather more information and register for the seminar please follow this link
(, fill in the form and send it to Mr. Jörg Pluschkat,

Kind regards,

Ben Weinberg
Manager Services
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
Hanns-Braun-Strasse, Friesenhaus II
14053 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 311 0232 18
Fax: +49 30 311 0232 29

H/T H-Net

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