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UNESCO Chairholder Dr. Tim Shriver

UNESCO IT Tralee Chairholder Dr. Tim Shriver

“This is our time, the world is hungry for a more inclusive, more hopeful and more just future”…These are the words of our new appointed Chairholder : Dr. Timothy Shriver The UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education,Sport, Fitness and Recreation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Timothy Shriver as UNESCO Chairholder of the […]

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UFIT USA Launch and Global Launch of the Marseille Declaration

UFIT USA and the Marseille Declaration were officially launched on Monday, the 16th of May in 2016 in Washington DC. Please find further information in the links below: Press Release Program Infographic 1 Infographic 2 We also invite you to support us by taking to social media and help us to get trending by using […]

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Festival of Shared Practice 2016 in Noisy-Le-Sec on 18th May 2016

UNESCO IT Tralee supports the Festival of Shared Practice 2016  in Noisy-Le-Sec on 18th May 2016. UNESCO IT Tralee is delighted to be patron of the 3rd Festival of Share Practice 2016, Noisy-Le-Sec on 18th May 2016. Check out our video supporting the Festival of Shared Practice The UNESCO Chair IT Tralee recognises and supports […]

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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace! The UNESCO Chair is celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by organising a one day training workshop on disability inclusion together with Plan International Ireland and the CARA Center on the 9th of April 2016 in order to aid […]

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PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016

  Welcome to PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016! The PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016 will take place on the 30th of May 2016 at the Institute of Technology Tralee, in Kerry. Please find further information here: PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2016 Call for Abstracts Further documents: UMOVE DETAILS UNESCO’s Charter Abstract Submission Form (Word) Click here […]

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Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf Training Seminar and Clinic

Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf Training Seminar and Clinic Date: Monday, 8th of February 2016 Time: 9.00am – 15.30pm Location: John Mitchells GAA Club, Tralee, Co. Kerry Accrediting: PGA Members 25 CPD points for attendance and active participation. Others: certificate of participation Costs: 50€ Coach: Jennifer Hong To Register: Please preregister by sending an email […]

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities In celebration of today’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the UNESCO Chair in Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness are proud to support the launch of the Inclusion by Design Impact Awards, led by the Global […]

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Plan2Inclusivize Togo

Plan2Inclusivize Sports Inclusion programme was delivered in Togo West Africa from October 12th – 16th 2015. Days 1 – 3 involved training course participants to deliver an inclusive sports session. Day 4 saw the course participants out in the community delivering an inclusive sports session to over 100 children & tennagers. After this session the […]

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From Tralee to Togo: group travels to West Africa to work with children with disabilities

Project title: “Plan2Inclusivize” When: October 2015, Where: Togo, West Africa Ann O’Connor, of UNESCO, IT Tralee, in partnership with international children’s charity, Plan International Ireland and CARA (National Adapted Physical Activity Centre Ireland) has developed a pioneering sports inclusion programme and toolkit for use in developing countries to promote participation and inclusion among children and […]

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EWoS ABILITY LINK*KIT PROJECT The European Paralympic Committee (EPC) hosted the EWoS ABILITY LINK*KIT PROJECT Needs Assessment Meeting at the EPC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The meeting, which was held on 25 and 26 June 2015, began the process of identifying how best the ParaSport sector in Europe can link to the European Week of […]

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Inclusivise; An Action Verb; that underpins all the willingness, intent, actions, and resources needed to increase accessibility for people with disabilities and other marginalised groups. Get Inclusive  The Ufit project is :- calling on the fitness industry to be more inclusive of people with disabilities in their operation  asking people with disabilities to come and […]

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assist-Mi® is a revolutionary disability access app   assist-Mi® is a revolutionary app that   offers comprehensive assistance to people with disabilities when on the go, empowering them to greater independence when accessing everyday goods and services. Check out assist-Mi® app Using a unique combination of location based technologies and two-way messaging, assist-Mi removes traditional barriers […]

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CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre

Job Vacancies @ CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre Our primary national partner, the CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre, here at IT Tralee has just posted the following available positions: Inclusive Communities Coordinator  Inclusive Fitness Coordinator The closing date for applications is Friday 24th of July… click on the link for further details

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End the Awkward and Get It On

End the Awkward and Get It On End the Awkward is coming back. Not enough people know or interact with people who have a disability. Because of that, when they do, they often don’t know what to do. They panic, or worse, just avoid situations for fear of doing the wrong thing. Two-thirds of people […]

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SPECIAL OFFER — Attend the UFit Launch & Conference for FREE!

SPECIAL OFFER — Attend the UFit Launch & Conference for FREE! This full-day event will be held on Monday, 19 October 2015, in Marseille France in Association with IHRSA European Congress, and is complimentary to all IHRSA delegates who register before 25 August. To register: Register for the Ufit Conference here Please check the box on the IHRSA Congress […]

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Ufit Launch Conference

Come join us in Marseille in October 2015 at Ufit Launch Conference and IHRSA European Congress, book your conference place. Do you want to increase membership by attracting an untapped market which is over 15% Globally? Great work has been done on ‘Inclusivising Fitness’ now it’s time to ramp up the effort/pump up the volume? […]

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International Scientific Conference

The International Scientific Conference in the field of physical education “Fundamentals of motorical literacy in early childhood development” will take place in Skopje, Macedonia 20th September 2015. Guided by the motto “Fundamentals of motorical literacy in early childhood development”, organisers are preparing a scientific programme that will review the most important aspects of motorical learning education areas […]

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EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT ABILITY LINK*KIT PROJECT BEGINS VIENNA, 29/05/2015 The European Paralympic Committee (EPC) successfully launched the EWOS ABILITY LINK*KIT PROJECT with a Kick-Off Meeting at the EPC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Using the European Week of Sport 2015 as a platform, the project – which is co-funded by the European Commission through the […]

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The UNESCO Chair in the Institute of Technology Tralee County Kerry Ireland Masters Scholarships 2015 have Launched

The UNESCO Chair in the Institute of Technology Tralee County Kerry Ireland Masters Scholarships 2015 have Launched Deadline for Application 5th June 2015. To support our research activity, the UNESCO Chair is pleased to announce details of its 2015 Postgraduate Scholarship Programme due to commence in September. Graduates holding a relevant Level 8 Honours Degree […]

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Google Impact Challenge

Google Impact Challenge is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. is committing USD 20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to organizations identified through this call for ideas. hope that the Google […]

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Masters by Research Scholarship Programme: Applications Now Open

New Postgraduate Research opportunities which will begin in September 2015 in IT Tralee in conjunction with the UNESCO Chair. Project titles: An Exploration of Best Practice in Community Based Disability Sports Provision An Evaluation of the Ernie Els ‪#‎GameON Autism TM Golf Programme Investigation into the Effect of the UPSEE on the Cognitive Social and Physical Development […]

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MSc in Adapted Physical Activity Leadership (APAL) IT Tralee

Part-time Taught Masters Programme in Adapted Physical Activity Leadership The MSc in Adapted Physical Activity Leadership (APAL) IT Tralee The overall aim of this Masters Degree programme is to provide the opportunity for professionals and graduates in the areas of health, education, care and leisure, to develop their capacity as transformative leaders to ensure universal […]

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Imagine Peace Youth Camp 2, Call for Participants

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS :- Imagine Peace Youth Camp from From 25th to 31st of July 2015 The overall aim of the Imagine Peace Youth Camp is to engage young people in interactive workshops and sport activities that promote the Olympic Values (Respect, Excellence and Friendship) as well as peace, intercultural dialogue and respect in diversity. […]

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Leeds Beckett University – Graduate Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Leeds Beckett University has a number of Graduate Teaching Assistant opportunities available in the area of disability sport. Leeds Beckett University currently have five PhD students researching in the broad area of disability sport, so successful applicants would be joining a small but supportive group of students and staff. Leeds Beckett University  – School of […]

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UNESCO and Al-Hilal push for social inclusion through sport

Saudi Arabian football club Al-Hilal and UNESCO have joined forces to promote social inclusion through sports in conflict zones. UNESCO director general, Irina Bokova and Al-Hilal president, Mohammad Al-Hmaidani, met to sign a three-year deal to work together in partnership. As part of the agreement, Al-Hilal will put up US$1.5m (€1.4m, £1m) in …….. Read […]

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Medial Manuel Gomes Tubino Award

‘Medial Manuel Gomes Tubino’ is FIEP Award for awarding great personalities for their special activities in the field of physical or sport education. Congratulations to Dr. Ming-kai Chin on receiving the ‘Medial Manuel Gomes Tubino‘ from the FIEP Executive Board for her work on the book “Physical Education and Health – Global Perspectives and Best […]

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UNESCO Chair launch features on Irish TV

Tune in &  Watch ………the UNESCO Chair launch will feature on Irish TV on WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th at 7.30pm. This program will be repeated on FRIDAY at 3.30pm. The entire Kerry County Matters Show is dedicated to the UNESCO Chair Launch. Irish TV is available on SKY channel 191, Freesat 400, Free to Air, Evision […]

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President Michael D. Higgins address at the launch of the UNESCO Chair IT Tralee

UNESCO Chair “Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness” Some extracts from President Michael D. Higgins address:- “There can be absolutely no doubt that it is one of the critical responsibilities of a democracy’s commitment to participation to ensure that every citizen is afforded […]

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Tralee disability project wins UN acclaim

An Irish third-level project designed to assist people with disabilities has gained worldwide recognition. The programme, developed by the Health and Leisure Department of the Institute of Technology, Tralee, has been adopted by UNESCO and is now a global industry standard. (more…)

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Interview on Newstalk’s ‘Global Village’

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Interview with Pat Flanagan and his son Patrick on Newstalk’s ‘Global Village’ show with Dil Wickremasinghe on Saturday 26th May, 2012. (more…)

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