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International Conference

Sport Governance around the World

Organized by

Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) & 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 Physical education are facing complex problems worldwide which need to be solved.

For health reasons a vast number of organizations are popularizing the belief that physical education and sports are a must in order to promote human activity and movement. However several studies show that modern lifestyles are the cause for people's inactivity and sedentary lifestyles.

Extensive funds and programs are used to promote healthy lifestyles; sports media is advertising several athletes, turning them into global heroes, influencers in a new emerging industry around sports organizations.

As a consequence, there is a rise in the number of unethical cases of corruption that influence the image of physical education and sports power.

We, the people involved emotionally and physically with sports and physical activity, must be aware of this, studying, discussing and comparing global events 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 offer an incentive to colleagues from all continents to participate and present their latest results on four specific topics: 1. Sport Governance Systems; 2. Ethics and Corruption in Physical Education and Sports Policies; 3. Physical Education and Sport Development; 4. Training Physical Educators and Coaches.

Thematic Sections

 

1. Sport Governance Systems

Section Chair: Dr. Pedro Ferreira Guedes de Carvalho, Portugal

 

2. Ethics and Corruption in Physical Education and Sports Policies

Section Chair: Prof. Dr. Steve Greenfield, UK

 

3. Physical Education and Sport Development

Section Chair: Name to be added

 

4. Training Physical Educators and Coaches

Section Chair: Dr. Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, Venezuela

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

Gorazd Sotošek, Senior consultant, National Education Institute, Slovenia, Gorazd.Sotosek@zrss.si

Conference Secretary: Maria Kotseva, m.kotseva@bcesconvention.com

Conference information e-mail: info@bcesconvention.com

Keynote Speakers

 

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

 

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

Prof. Dr. Steve Azaiki, Institute of Potato Research, Ukraine; Institute of Science and Technology, Nigeria, azaiki1@gmail.com

Words and music: Gertrude Shotte

Arrangement: Deon Ryan

Guitarist: Deon Ryan

Producer & Studio Engineer: Sean Cassell

Artistes: The Alliouagana Singers