Expert Consultation on Quality Physical Education ‘Linking practitioners to policy’

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Young football players

Guided by the recommendations of the UNESCO-led International Sports Ministers Conference (MINEPS V), UNESCO will host an Expert Consultation on Quality Physical Education (QPE) on 28 June 2013, at its Headquarters in Paris.

Gathering experts from the UN system, NGOs, and academic institutions, its primary objective is the validation of Indicators of Quality Physical Education which were developed by UNESCO following a call from its Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) in 2011.

With the aim of operationalizing the core principles of these indicators, both at the upstream and grassroots levels, participants will analyze draft guidelines for governments and a draft toolkit for practitioners.

In this regard, not only does the consultation represent a unique and holistic opportunity to bridge the current gap between physical education policy and practice worldwide, but its outcomes bear significant potential in contributing to the post-2015 development agenda, in terms of inclusive education and global citizenship.


Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 28.06.2013 09:00 local time
End 28.06.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Mclennan, Nancy
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Nancy McLennan,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 1 rue Miollis
Room Room XIV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 30
Official Website
Link 1 Provisional Agenda and Timetable [PDF]
Link 2 UNESCO and Physical Education and Sport
Link 3 MINEPS V - 2013
Link 4 Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)