Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) manages, coordinates and controls the implementation of the state policy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the field of youth and sport. The MYS develops national strategies and programs for the development of youth and sport, finances, licenses and controls the activities of sports federations and organizations, supporting sports and youth activities at national and international level. Moreover, the work of the MYS covers both the popularization and development of student and mass sports, and sport of excellence. MYS interacts with state and municipal authorities and sports organizations for the development of youth and sport, and manages the operation of state-owned sports facilities provided to the Ministry, in accordance with the needs for which they are provided. The MYS also prepares and offers programs for building and upgrading sports infrastructure.

Cyprus Sport Organization

The Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO),  a semi-governmental non-profit organization, established in 1969, is the highest sport authority in the Republic of Cyprus. CSO is responsible for the development of the out-of-school sports, as well as the Sports For All initiative. Some of its main objectives are the development of sports outside schools, the coordination of the sport life in the country, the cultivation of the Olympic ideas and the promotion of Cyprus sports in the international sport scene. In order to achieve its objectives, CSO provides high-level sports facilities and financial support to sports federations and in extend to their affiliated clubs and participants.

University Clermont Auvergne, France

The University of Clermont-Auvergne (UCA) is a new institution resulting of the fusion of the University of Clermont 1 and the University of Clermont 2, combining high-level formation and research. The UCA has different international partnerships, including partnerships with Erasmus +. The UNH is a part of UCA and is an institute of research, based in the University of Clermont-Auvergne. Its areas of expertise are the effects of nutrition and exercise on health. Some of the main activities of the organisation are to identify and analyse existing data on physical activity and sport and physical inactivity in order to establish an exact overview of the status in France, sorted out by population and by territory, as well as to monitor and evaluate the actions aiming at the promotion of physical activity and sport and to fight against physical inactivity.

Hungarian Leisure Sport Association

The Hungarian Leisure Sport Association (HLSA) is a non-governmental body founded in 1989, operating as public benefit organization. It is a national umbrella body for Sport For All and it has member organisations in all 19 counties of Hungary. Its main goal is to raise the population’s body of culture to a higher level, to support physical activity and cultural needs and to raise awareness about a healthy lifestyle. Some of the main activities of the association are to organize leisure sport and team building events for all segments of the population and to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) for all segments of the population.

Italian People’s Sports Movement (Movimento Sportivo Popolare Italiano)

The Italian People’s Sports Movement (MSP) is a non-profit organization, recognized by the CONI as an institution with charitable purposes, focusing on Sports Promotion with the Ministry of Interior as National Agency. From 1995, the MSP has been part of the list of the Civil Protection Department of Voluntary Associations at the Prime Minister’s Office with the aim to train volunteers in sports, which became part of the National Body of “Volunteers Sport Safe”. The MSP is present throughout the country with its Regional and Provincial Committees and promotes Sports For All through the organization of sport events, meetings, conferences and courses for managers and technicians, among other activities.

Latvian Academy of Sport Education

The goal of the Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE) as a scientific institution is to advance research and innovations into a field of Latvian sports and health care and social needs meeting sector, emphasizing the growth of capacity and quality of science and research. LASE also aims to develop innovative research in sports science and health-care in sport, to provide students with the opportunity to pursue higher academic and professional education and training, to develop culture to preserve intellectual and physical potential necessary for the Republic of Latvia. Furthermore, the main focus of LASE is improving public health through physical activity promotion in different age groups through Sports For All, sports for children and youth and adapted sports.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu)

As an agency of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a governmental research and knowledge institute which provides policy support to the Dutch government. RIVM’s commissioning bodies consist of ministries (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation) and various public services such as the inspectorates. Some of the main activities of RIVM are conducting research, provide policy advice and recommendations, coordinate intervention programs and provide information to professionals and the general public.

Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, I.P.)

The Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) is the public governmental organization responsible for the definition, execution and evaluation of sport and youth public policies in Portugal. The main missions are to promote the generalization of sport and physical activity practice among the Portuguese population, develop high-performance sport through technical, human and financial resources support, and monitor the impact of the public policies in the field of sport and youth. Furthermore, the preservation of ethics in sport is also included as one of its essential scopes.

Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sport (Agencia Española de Protección de la Salud en el Deporte)

The Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sport (AEPSAD) is a public body, through which state policies for the protection of health in sport are carried out, including, in particular, the fight against doping. The vision is to be a driving force of a healthy and clean sport, fundamental in a society free of doping and cheating. Moreover, the mission of the AEPSAD is the protection of the right to health of all athletes and the right to participate in a competition without cheating, in conditions of equality.

University of Ljubljana

The faculty of Sport is one of the members of the University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Sport is the only institution in Slovenia, which has been educating specialist physical education teachers since its establishment in 1960. The faculty has a well-developed access to all Slovenian primary and secondary schools and has always been actively involved in the formation of national policies in the area of enhancing physical education curriculum and health related physical activity and sport. Faculty of Sport has a very rich and highly developed programme of health-oriented physical activities. It operates the Laboratory for the Diagnostics of Physical and Motor Development, which manages the largest database of physical and motor development of children in Slovenia (SLOfit).

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

The agency has the national responsibility for public health issues and promotes good public health by building and disseminating scientifically-based knowledge to promote health and prevent disease and injury. In collaboration with other stakeholders, the agency offers a knowledge base and methodological support and follows up and evaluate different methods and efforts. The mission from the government is also to monitor the health status of the population and the factors that affect this. The agency pays special attention to the groups of people with the greatest risk of suffering ill-health. Important partners are other governmental agencies, regions, county councils and municipalities.