Join the International Week of the SPEACH project! – February 2017, The Netherlands

Dear student, The SPEACH Project offers you a chance to: Meet fellow sport students from Portugal, England, Denmark, Lithuania, Belgium and Holland. Take part in and be part of the development of a new European program about ‘Sport, Physical Education And Coaching in Health (SPEACH). Get lectures of foreign lecturers/professors. Get to know Groningen, an […]


Preparing the Pilot: Making the framework for Groningen 2017

From October 25 until 28 the SPEACH consortium met in Lisbon, Portugal. Hosted by our Portuguese partner ESDRM, the meeting focused on the preparation of an Intensive Programme set to take place in Groningen in February 2017. Ans Kremer and Jacqueline Selker of Hanze University of Applied Sciences guided the module developers in making a module specific framework for their […]


SPEACH Project @ the ICCE Coach Education Conference in Cologne, Germany

On October 12-14, the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) organised an event focusing on current trends in coach education and development. The Conference, which took place in Cologne, Germany at the Trainerakademie of the German Olympic Sports Confederation, located at the campus of the German Sport University, had over 60 international speakers and guests […]


SPEACH Presentation at the 7th HEPA Europe Conference

On 29 September representatives from the SPEACH Project will give a presentation on the Needs Analysis of the SPEACH project at the 7th HEPA Europe Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The strong HEPA aspect of the SPEACH Project makes this conference a perfect stage to share these SPEACH results and experiences with the European HEPA […]


Train-the-Trainers (Work Package 4)

Between May 17 and 20 a next step in the SPEACH project was planned. Module developers had the chance to train their peers in teaching the module they are developing, while at the same time receiving valuable feedback for further development. This Train-the-Trainers meeting took place in Denmark, at the facilities of the University of […]

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Needs Analysis Results (Work Package 2)

The overall objective of the SPEACH project needs analysis (work package 2, WP2) was to gather input on the needs and wishes of selected target groups within the field of physical education (PE) and Sport Coaching. This was done through a three-step approach: a digital survey resulting in 660 student respondents from 7 European countries 14 […]

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3rd Meeting: Needs Analysis & Module Development

Before and during the XIII ENSSEE Forum the third SPEACH meeting took place in Rome, Italy. The meeting took place at the University of Rome “Foro Italico” from 8 until 11 September 2015. The Forum coincided with the European Week of Sport (EWoS) and provided a perfect opportunity to meet with fellow researchers and practitioners from the field […]


Sport Physical Education And Coaching in Health (SPEACH) Project

Main goal of the Sport Physical Education And Coaching in Health (SPEACH) Project is to increase awareness and behavioural change in sport professionals and European citizens towards an active and healthy lifestyle. Sedentariness and physical inactivity are a cross-national problem. Therefore, the Project builds upon a strong collaborative-partnership to contribute in solving this problem on […]

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2nd Meeting: Needs Analysis

From June 17 until 19 the second SPEACH meeting was planned. The meeting took place in Portugal, at the facilities of the Sport Sciences School Rio Maior (ESDRM). Hosted by dean João Moutão, José Rodrigues and Susana Franco the delegates of the project partners were able to meet and discuss the progress. Whereas the members […]

Kick-off Meeting at Hanze UAS (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Kick-off Meeting: Working arrangements & Needs Analysis

On March 12 the European SPEACH project was officially launched. The formal kick-off was performed by Joan Janssens, dean of the School of Sport Studies and leading dean of the Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. The delegations of the various international partners got together in Groningen at the Willem […]