More Sessions Announced for European Women and Sport Conference 2011

25 Jul 2011 By IPC

Details of more breakout sessions for the European Women and Sport conference (EWS2011) in London in September have been released, including one on “Disability Sport – Playground to Podium” with Tine Teilmann, Chair of International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Women and Sport Commission.

The 10th European Women and Sport Conference will be held at Grange City in London from 15 - 18 September 2011 and is a joint event with the Council of Europe through EPAS (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport).

On day two, Saturday 17 September, delegates will be able to select and attend two out of four sessions‚ including:

• “Disability Sport – Playground to Podium” with Tine Teilmann (Chair, IPC Women and Sport Commission), Kate Jones (Athlete, British Rowing) and Rose McGrandle (Athlete, British Bob Skeleton);

• “Sport for All” with Barbara Aff (German Olympic and Sports Federation), Ewa Suska (Vice President, The Association For International Sport for All, TAFISA) and Professor Tansin Benn (President, International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women, IAPESGW).

• “Climbing the Leaderboard – leadership programmes for women in sport” led by Daniela Conti (Italian Sport for All, UISP);

• “European Sport Programmes – EPAS and EU projects”, with Birgitta Kervinan (President, European non-governmental sports organisation, ENGSO), Bart Oojen (EU Sport Policy Officer) and Stanislas Frossard (Executive Secretary, EPAS);

The event is a major pre-London 2012 milestone, looking at women’s sport across Europe and drawing on international expertise. It focuses on elite development as well as identifying pathways for women’s sport, appealing to individuals involved in women’s sport, federations, athletes, coaches and governments.

A reduced fee of £350 (EUR 410) is available until the end of July, with the delegate fee increasing to £400 (EUR 470) from 1st August.