PASS Final Conference

How to bridge the gap in physical activity promotion ?

5 December 2017 – 14:00 – 16:00




The PASS project is a 3-year initiative funded by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union. Led by Sport and Citizenship with the support of 6 European partners, the project started in January 2015 as an attempt to shed new light on physical actvity policies accross Europe. The project paid particular attention to five settings: education, sport industry, health, grassroots sports and cities.

The final conference will allow to present the project research and recommendations.




13:30 l Arrival and registration of participants

14:00 l Words of welcome

  • Laurent THIEULE, President, Sport and Citizenship Think Tank

14:10 l Introduction

  • Marc TARABELLA, Member of the European Parliament, Co-Chair of the Sport Intergroup

14:20 l Building policy from evidence: the results of the PASS research

  • Richard BAILEY, Head of Research, ICSSPE

14:40 l Roundtable discussion


  • Maxime Leblanc, EU Affairs Manager, Sport and Citizenship


The sport industry and the contribution to physical activity

  • Jérôme PERO, Secretary General, FESI

Cities as change agents to turn the tide of physical inactivity

  • Wolfgang BAUMANN, Secretary General, TAFISA

Recognising the importance of the school context

  • Rose-Marie REPOND, Past President, EUPEA

Grassroots sports organisations: a key to HEPA promotion and advocacy

  • Jacob SCHOUENBORG, Secretary General, ISCA

15:40 l Questions with the audience

15:50 l Closing address

  • Maria-Luisa FERNANDEZ-ESTEBAN, Deputy Director, Sport Unit, DG EAC, European Commission

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