CEREPS summit in BRATISLAVA
The European Council of Research in Physical Education and School Sport (Conseil europenne des recherches en l`education physique et sportive = CEREPS) was founded as a non-governmental, non-profit organization (a.s.b.l) in Luxembourg in autumn 2015.The purpose of CEREPS is to launch and to evaluate research about implementation efforts and measurement outcomes of physical education, school sports and other physical activity in school life. One special interest of the council is to monitor teaching and evaluate learning outcomes of curricular and extra-curricular physical education and school sport inside and outside school. Children and adolescents, their parents, teachers and coaches need to be informed what is needed for individual support of young people to stay or to become more physically active for various health reasons but also for a well-rounded education with psycho-social qualities and cognitive benefits.
CEREPS as a research related European council picks up these new “partnership developments” across communities and countries in Europe, bringing together different partners, institutions and umbrella-organizations out of the fields of practice and theory in physical education, school and youth sport. CEREPS agrees on the slogan: There is no good education without physical education; however, there is no good physical education without evidence-based documentation about the process and outcome of their aims and objectives. Today, the promotion of physical education and school sports in terms of quality and quantity need evidence-based research results to raise funding and achieve more awareness and better support through national and European-based policy-makers.
CEREPS as the European Council for Research in Physical Education and School Sport will link with all national and EU-umbrella organizations in the field of physical education, physical activities and grass-roots sports for children and adolescents. CEREPS works with partners together (CEREPS+) to assist with common research efforts to get more visibility and support inside our common sectors of education, health and sports across Europe for the benefits of our future active young Europeans.
CEREPS is working to become a major address for research development and applications. We already served for our members and partner organizations across Europe in the capacity of a stock exchange of research items during our four CEREPS Summits since 2016.