4th CIAPSE Congress

Education and Physical Activity in Childhood:
Current Challenges and Perspectives

7 – 9 September 2022

Belval Campus, Esch-sur-Alzette

Keynote Speakers
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About the Congress

Like most school subjects and their respective mother sciences and research areas, physical education faces severe challenges caused by recent political and social developments. Due to the implementation of international guidelines and increased immigration, inclusion and intercultural learning, as well as corresponding teacher training, will be critical issues for the educational sciences in general and for physical education in particular.

This applies also to the use of new information and communication technology. How, how often, under what conditions and for what purpose should tools such as tablets, software apps and activity trackers be used by physical education teachers and other physical activity educators and practitioners? What are the benefits and the risks? However, the most relevant problem the field of physical education and physical activity is currently confronted with is the changing physical activity behaviour of children and youth, particularly in developed countries.

A joint effort of researchers, educationalists, politicians, and teachers is needed to determine the causes of young people’s physical inactivity and develop effective strategies and programmes that can be implemented in school as well as community settings in general.

At the 4th CIAPSE Congress in Luxembourg, leading researchers and educationalists from all over Europe will address these challenges and developments and present innovative concepts.

The main topics and sub-themes are:

    • The Promotion of Physical Activity and Play in Children 
    • Physical Literacy in Children 
    • Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education 
    • Physical Education Teacher Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education 
    • Physical Activity in Active School Settings 
    • Physical Activity for Health Promotion and Active Community in a Sustainable and Healthy World 
    • Intercultural Learning, Diversity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Physical Activity 
    • Physical Education, Physical Activity and New Technologies
A pre-congress Seminar on Early Childhood will take place on 6 September 2022, hosted by AIESEP SIG and CEREPS.

Important Dates

Start of Abstract Submission: 
Deadline for Abstract Submission:
Notification of Acceptance:
Deadline for Early Bird Registration:
Registration Deadline:
1 April 2022 
31 May 2022 (extended)
after 15 June 2022 
8 July 2022 (extended)
31 August 2022

Our speakers

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Daniel Casas Valle

urban dynamics

Jackie Goodway

The Ohio State University, Columbo

Christian Herrmann

Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich

Amika Singh

mulier instituut, Utrecht
mulier instituut

Join us

Call for Papers

You can submit your abstract via the congress registration tool where you will be guided through the online submission process. If you are unable to make an online submission, please contact the Organising Committee for further information at ciapse4@uni.lu. Abstracts will be limited to 1000 characters. All abstracts will go through a blind review process by at least two international experts of the Scientific Committee. Submitting authors will be informed whether their abstract has been accepted after 15 June 2022.

The Venue

The 4th CIAPSE Congress will be held in the Maison du Savoir (3rd and 4th floor) on Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette in the South of Luxembourg.

University of Luxembourg
Maison du Savoir
2, avenue de l’Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

View the Belval Campus map (PDF).


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