The PINC project is implemented by 7 partner organisations from 5 countries:

University of Murcia


University of Murcia (UM) is a one-hundred-year-old institution that traces its origins back to the thirteenth century and is a reference centre for higher education in the Region of Murcia (Southeastern Spain). UM is a public comprehensive university teaching 32,700 students on 5 campuses and has, moreover, a strong international vocation; it embraces diversity and is committed to quality education and innovation: 16 faculties, 3 university schools, 6 professional schools, 7 research institutes. Among its main objectives are the creation, development and research into science, technology and culture through study and research and the transmission of such knowledge through education. The Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences is located in San Javier and assumes the mission of increasing knowledge, thanks to its research activity, and to train qualified professionals to have an impact on an active and healthy society.


Olga Rodríguez Ferrán,

AP University College of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp


As a University of Applied Sciences and Arts, AP is more than a higher education institution. AP is a learning metropolis, an enricher of talent, an amplifier of commitment and an expander of students’ world view. By way of enthusiastic teachers, progressive content, direct honest orientation and maximum interaction with expertise, AP ensures that all students can realise their full potential. The Health and Social Care department has a 15-year history of supporting inclusion in Belgium and abroad. They run a study center (ISOS) that supports inclusion in several life domains. Through research, projects, study programs and training in the field of education, leisure, employment and care, they are a privileged partner for practice and policy in building an inclusive society.


Bart Hofman,

Beno Schraepen,

Palacký University Olomouc

Czech Republic

Palacký University Olomouc, founded in 1573, is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic (after Charles University, Prague). The Faculty of Physical Culture is its second youngest faculty (founded in 1991). The Faculty provides Bachelor, Master and Doctoral study programs related to sports, physical activity, active lifestyle, and human motion & health. The students number more than two thousand, in full-time and part-time studies and in certified and lifelong study programs. Over a few decades of its existence, the Faculty has become the best of sport faculties in the Czech Republic thanks to outstanding results in research and its publishing, as well as in internationalization and in evaluation of its students (competition “Faculty of the Year/Sports”).


Jana Tomišková,

ONCE Foundation


Fundación ONCE was founded and launched into society in September of 1988 as an instrument of cooperation and solidarity from the Spanish blind towards other collectives of people with disabilities to improve their living conditions. Our principal objective is to implement programmes of work-related training and employment for the social inclusion of people with disabilities, and the promotion of universal accessibility through the creation of universally accessible environments, products and services. Fundación ONCE it is one of the main social entities in Spain in the field of the inclusion of persons with disabilities and all Spanish public entities related to disability are represented in its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees of the Fundación Once also includes CERMI (Comité Español de Representantes de las Personas con Discapacidad – The Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disability), a platform which unites the principal organizations for disabled people in Spain, many of them specific to one autonomous community, bringing together more than 3,000 associations and entities, which represent the 3.8 million people with disabilities and their families that exist in Spain.


Isabel Martínez Lozano,

University of Palermo


The University of Palermo (Università degli Studi di Palermo – UNIPA) is an acknowledged public academic institution in central-western Sicily. Its Department of Psychology, Educational Science and Human Movement (SPPEFF) was founded in 1987.  The Department offers four Bachelor’s degree courses, related to the above-mentioned areas, seven Master’s degree courses, four university masters and one international PhD programme, Health Promotion and Cognitive Sciences. This PhD programme is successfully running for the third year, attracting the attention of many European and international students. The staff of the Department is made up of 77 Researchers, 11 Administrative Persons and more than 25 part-time Collaborators. In charge of the departments there are 4 Labs and 16 Teaching rooms.


Marianna Alesi,

University of Thessaly


University of Thessaly, with 37 Departments and 8 schools is a University with its own identity and with a prominent position in our national educational system. UTH provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs and extra-curricular modules in specific research and business fields. The main mission of the UTH is the promotion of scientific knowledge and the contribution to the cultural and economic development of the local community and wider society. It is known for its excellent research performance and outstanding scientific achievements. The members of the academic and research staff participate in European research networks and numerous innovative research projects in the EC.


Athanasios Kolovelonis,



CESIE is a European Centre of Studies and Initiatives for the development of cultural, recreational, social, educational, economical, research initiatives, without lucrative purposes. CESIE contributes, through the active participation of people, civic society and institutions, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity. Inspired by the work and life of Danilo Dolci, we focus our actions on the research of social needs and challenges and the use of innovative learning approaches. In this way, CESIE actively connects research with action through the use of formal and non-formal learning approaches.


Dorothea Urban,