International seminar: Communities and Crisis – Inclusive Development through Sport

Inclusion through Sport in Crisis Areas

ICSSPE Seminar, 18-23 October in Rheinsberg, Germany

Ben Weinberg
Ben Weinberg

The International Council of Sport Science (ICSSPE) organises for the sixth time the international seminar “Communities and Crisis – Inclusive Development through Sport”. It takes place in Rheinsberg, Germany from 18 until 23 October and addresses social workers, psychologists, students and coaches who are interested in utilising sport for development purposes.

Following in the footsteps of previous seminars, ICSPPE organises the seminar together with Kennesaw State University (USA), Katholieke Universiteit Leuvewn (Belgium) and Free University Berlin. The Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany and the Fürst Donnersmarck Stiftung support the event. The seminar takes place at HausRheinsberg, Germany’s first inclusive hotel. It provides respective infrastructure with seminar rooms, a swimming pool and a gymnasium.

Sport, play and physical activity can be integral parts to the community rebuilding process. Through this programme, participants learn to use sport as positive means of physiological and psychological rehabilitation,  through practical, hands-on workshops as well as through theoretical learning sessions. It emphasises the importance of cultural sensitivity and the implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques. The Executive Director of ICSSPE, Detlef Dumon stresses “the multiplier effect of the seminar” and refers to the positive feedback received by former participants as well as to the ongoing projects between ICSSPE and leading governmental and development organisations.

Further information regarding the seminar and the location can be obtained from In case of more questions the ICSSPE office may be contacted through

 About the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education

ICSSPE is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary network of approx. 300 national and international institutions and organisations, which are concerned with sports. The Council belongs amongst others to the consultative bodies of UNESCO and the IOC. Its primary activities include the coordination of research projects, policy advice, expert exchange and collaboration between education and research facilities, the organisation of international sport conferences and symposia, as well as the production of scientific publications.

The Executive Office receives support from the Berlin Senate for the Interior and Sport and the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany.


Ben Weinberg
Manager Services
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE/CIEPSS)
Hanns-Braun-Strasse, Friesenhaus II
14053 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 311 0232 18
Fax: +49 30 311 0232 29

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