Introducing SHAPE – Shaping the principles of physical education
Hungarian School Sport Federation’s (HSSF) first proposal in the frame of the ERASMUS+ programme in sport was presented in May 2014. The HSSF is the coordinator and expert leader of the project, and is the only organization from Hungary to have been selected for co-funding within the Sport in ERASMUS+ programme. The official name of the project is “Shaping the principles and development areas for health-oriented physical education based upon the comparative analysis of the core curricula in some EU member states in order to establish a common European framework”, shortly SHA P.E. Beside HSSF the project partners are the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece, the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Department of Sports Medicine, from Germany, Kaunas University of Technology, from Lithuania, University Ljubljana from Slovenia. The Dutch Institute of Healthcare Improvement (CBO) also participated during first phase of the implementation in 2015, and European Physical Education Association (EUPEA) as contributing expert is also actively involved in the project.
The essential goal of the SHA P.E. project is to compare regulatory documents and system of school physical education in the affected member countries, and – based on this analysis – to give recommendations for concrete interventions on developing health oriented quality physical education by establishing the European Framework of Quality Physical Education.
Indirectly the project is aiming the goal to incite a discussion on establishing a new Life-long Learning (LLL) Key Competence area related to health-oriented life management within the European Qualification Framework.
As a result of the project – through individual developmental work and several common workshops – the members of the Consortium will produce analyses and policy recommendations in the field of school physical education in the following areas:
- National qualification framework
- Regulatory documents of the public education system (with emphasis on the subject’s content)
- LLL Key Competences
- National core curricula
The duration of the project is 2 years, and the developmental phase started in March 2015.
The first workshop was organized in Budapest 22nd-23rd of April, and the joint work was continued at the second workshop held in Athens, Greece on the 25th-26th of November. The second phase of the implementation will proceed during the third workshop organized on 11-12 May in Berlin, Germany, in cooperation with EUPEA.
The results of the expert consortium’s developmental work will be disseminated in HSSF’s biannual international conference on quality physical education (named HIPE for HEPA) in 10-11 November, 2016.
About ERASMUS +
Supporting projects and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport
The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. The programme is launched by the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Erasmus+: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport.
Erasmus+ replaces seven programmes bringing together
- The Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig and Jean Monnet)
- The Youth in Action programme
- Five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries)
- The new sport action.
What does it support?
Erasmus + provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.
It supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth. Erasmus+ also includes a strong international dimension (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries), which opens the programme to institutional cooperation.
Erasmus + Sport: Collaborative partnerships and Non-profit sport events
These actions are expected to result in the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at European, national, but also at regional and local levels and to contribute to the development of a European dimension of sport.
In addition, these actions are also supporting the implementation of European Commission’s initiatives to promote sport and physical activities in the European Union.
In its first year, Erasmus+, the bigger and more fit-for-purpose programme for education, training, youth and sport, is already living up to expectations.
With a budget of over €2 billion in its initial year, Erasmus+ has already offered more than one million people the opportunity to take part in 18,000 funded projects. More flexible opportunities for collaboration across sectors are also helping Europe’s education, training, youth and sport systems to try out innovative practices and contribute to reform and modernisation.
“During the first year Erasmus+ has proved a true success. The impressive number of participants is proof that the programme is making a difference in improving young people’s employment prospects, helping them acquire new skills and experiences and supporting the modernisation of Europe’s education, training and youth systems. We will continue to build on this popularity to reach out to more people with different interests, profiles and social backgrounds.” Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.