Opportunities and challenges in sport : proceedings ; bilateral German-Israeli symposium 7 – 9 October 2015, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany

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Title translated into German:Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen im Sport : Proceedings ; bilaterales deutsch-israelisches Symposium 7. – 9. Oktober 2015, Bundesministerium des Innern, Deutschland
Editor:Koenen, Katrin; Bailey, Richard; Krestan, Jael
Published:Bonn: 2016, 80 S., Lit.
Corporate author involved:Deutschland / Bundesministerium des Innern; Israel / Ministry of Culture and Sport; Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft
Editor:International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Book
Media type: Print resource Electronic resource (online)
Document Type: Anthology Conference proceedings Grey literature
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Identification number:PU201608006023


For many practitioners and researchers the development of the phenomenon sport for development and peace over the past decade is obvious. To what extent outsiders take notice of this is an important question, since only by asking it can we learn about the impact we are making. As members of the sport and sport science community we may have belief in the role of sport for development and peace in wider development, in social reconstruction and for reconciliation, but it is to review what has been achieved and learned over the last years.
Soon after the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany, signed a protocol on cooperation, Uri Schaefer, Director General of the Israeli Sport Authority within the Ministry of Culture and Sport; Karl-Heinz Schneider, Head of the Division for European Union and International Sport Affairs; and Detlef Dumon, Executive Director of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), agreed that critical analysis of the experiences of both, researchers and practitioners, would be a meaningful project – for both ministries, for the sport as well as for the sport for development and peace community.
A focus on the dynamics of project implementation and allocation of funds; and the critical contributions of the academic community, the sport movement, the corporate sector as well as governments, will bring us an important step forward and the invitations to research experts from different scientific disciplines, practitioners and government representatives from different regions will contribute to this meaningful work.