The main goal of the Sport Physical Education And Coaching in Health (SPEACH) project is to increase awareness and behavioural change in sport professionals and European citizens towards an active and healthy lifestyle.

Sedentariness and physical inactivity are a cross-national problem. Therefore, the project builds upon a strong collaborative-partnership to contribute in solving this problem on the European level and to increase sport and physical activity participation. To achieve this, the project will develop HEPA related educational modules, which will be included into existing education structures in the areas of sport coaching and physical education (PE), in order to stimulate pupils, young athletes and adults towards an active and healthy lifestyle.

An innovative aspect of the project is the diversity of partners involved, on of which is the ICCE. The consortium consists of ten organizations and actors from seven EU countries in the field of sport, PE and health. The partners involved are national and international sports committees, sport federations and higher educational institutes in the field of sport, PE teacher education and health. Finally, the project is strongly supported by the European Network of Sport Science, Education & Employment (ENSSEE).

For more information, please check out the project website here or read this press release.

The overall objective of the SPEACH project needs analysis (work package 2, WP2) was to gather input on the needs and wishes of selected target groups within the field of physical education (PE) and Sport Coaching.  To view the Needs Analysis report, please click here.

Coaching Council

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