The International Council of Coaching Excellence is one of the partners for the EDU-PACT project, co-ordinated by the University of -Vienna which aims to improve the quality of pre-service and in-service sport education, in order to prepare PE-teachers and coaches to work with inclusive intercultural education through physical activity and sport. The project will run between January 2018 – December 2020.



University of Vienna

International Council for Coaching Excellence

German Sports University Cologne

Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimo Athinon

Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports 

Right to Play Germany

Syddansk Universitet

Universita Degli Studi Di Roma ‘Foro Italico’

Vienna Institute of International Dialogue



Related to the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe EDU-PACT targets the integration and inclusion of children of immigration through intercultural education via Physical Activity, Coaching and Training.

To integrate children through physical education, it is a big challenge for teachers and coaches because they are often under-resourced and under-funded to deal with that. The objective of the project is to help address these challenges and to develop innovative, evidence-based intercultural pedagogy in physical education and coaching. This pedagogy will be namely based on the extensive hands-on experience from two reputed international NGOs: Right to Play (RTP) and the Vienna Institute of International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC). The EDU-PACT project will develop sustainable approaches in order to equip physical education teachers as well as coaches with inclusive, intercultural behaviour.

Coaching Council

The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.