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International Conference

Sport Governance around the World

Organized by the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) & the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES)

 

Sofia, Bulgaria, 17 - 21 September 2018

Conference deadlines: Abstract submission: 30 April 2018 | Early bird registration: 30 April 2018 | Standard registration: 30 June 2018 | Room booking: 17 August 2018 | Late registration: 31 August 2018.

About the Conference

This conference is jointly organized by the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) & the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES). Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has especially been chosen as a conference location on the occasion of the initiative Sofia – European Capital of Sport 2018.

Sports and education are facing worldwide complex problems needing to be solved.

For health reasons an incredible large number of organizations are spreading the idea that physical education and sports are inevitable to promote human activity and movement. However several studies convene that social modern lifestyles facilitate people inactivity and sedentarian lifestyles.

Huge amount of programs and money is being spent to increase healthy lifestyles; sport media is creating several global heroes as special actors to an emergent big industry around sport organizations. As a consequence, there is an increasing revealed number of corruption cases and facts that weaken physical education and sports power at the eyes of the world.

We, people loving sport and physical activity, must be aware of this, discussing and studying what is happening around the world.

ISCPES and BCES aim to promote international comparative research on these subjects and concentrate time and efforts on this Conference in order to incentive colleagues from all continents to participate and present their last results on 4 specific topics: 1. Sport Governance Systems; 2. Sport Equity Access; 3. Physical Education and Sport Development; and 4. Training Physical Educators and Coaches.

Thematic Sections

1. Sport Governance Systems

2. Sport Equity Access

3. Physical Education and Sport Development

4. Training Physical Educators and Coaches

The names of Section Chairs will be added.

 

Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:

Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, BCES Chair, Sofia University, Bulgaria, npopov@bces-conference.org

Dr. Pedro Ferreira Guedes de Carvalho, ISCPES President, Universidade Beira Interio, Portugal, pedro.guedes.carvalho@gmail.com

Dr. Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, ISCPES Vice President, Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Maracay, Venezuela, rlopezdedamico@yahoo.com

Members:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sorina Cernaianu, University of Craiova, Romania, s_cernaianu@yahoo.com

Other members of the Organizing Committee will be added.

Conference Secretary:

Name to be added:

info@bcesconvention.com

 

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Veerle de Bosscher

Sport and Society Research Group (SASO), Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, veerle.de.bosscher@vub.be

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vedran Podobnik

Social Networking and Computing Laboratory, University of Zagreb, Croatia, vedran.podobnik@fer.hr

 

A high-ranking Bulgarian official will be invited as a Keynote speaker.

Scientific-Program Committee

Dr. Pedro Ferreira Guedes de Carvalho, ISCPES President, Universidade Beira Interio, Portugal, pedro.guedes.carvalho@gmail.com

Dr. Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, ISCPES Vice President, Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Maracay, Venezuela, rlopezdedamico@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Marion Keim Lees, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, mkeim@uwc.ac.za

Prof. Dr. Vusi Mncube, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, vusumuzimncube@gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Everard Weber, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Everard.Weber@up.ac.za

Prof. Dr. Steve Greenfield, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, S.Greenfield@westminster.ac.uk

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vimbi P Mahlangu, University of South Africa, South Africa, mahlavp@unisa.ac.za

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharon Thabo Mampane, University of South Africa, South Africa, mampast@unisa.ac.za

Dr. Ewa Sowa-Behtane, Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków, Poland, ewasowa@tlen.pl