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We want to (RE) invent the organization of new ISCPES meetings.

More than listening we want people to think, talk and ask.

Selected papers will not need to be finished/closed with results. The choice will be upon “GOOD QUESTIONS”, “GOOD PROJECTS”, “GOOD METHODOLOGIES”. Therefore, we need to leave spare time for interaction with our invited senior keynote speakers. Please submit your own ideas and doubts about comparing results on sport and physical education mainstream conclusions. Please dare to provoke our scientific community. This is the 40th Summit format.

International Organizations are crossing challenging times. In sports and physical education there is a huge number of them, aiming several topics under the major theme of “sports and physical activity”.

ISCPES was born 40 years ago as a place for international studies comparisons. Our founders wanted to understand how different countries or professionals organized themselves to promote better physical activity, fierce and fair sport competitions and improved health for longer quality of life.

In the last two decades, sports emerged as one of the big “features” in the world. In part due to the incredible media development but mostly because sport enables people to organize several groups to improve education, health, multiracial societies and social inclusion. This set of aspects gave naturally rise to diverse and multiple organizations, which focused in different goals and missions.

Considering the exponential increase in sport literature give ISCPES mission an utmost useful relevance to compare methodologies, results, conclusions in sport studies across different continents and/or contexts.

Additionally, ISCPES want to enjoy this opportunity to renew its membership list in age, origin and region, preparing it for the opening to a new age and new challenges.

This is the reason explaining the 40Th Summit different format.

In the Summit there will be no special committees, no special presentations but more discussion about questions we cannot solve alone. The idea is to bring referenced keynote speakers and open the floor for young researchers and scholars to ask their main interrogations, face to face, with senior invited academics that will be present.

For this Summit we confirmed five prominent keynote speakers that accepted our invitations to tell us the last news on their specific subjects.

The Local Committee will be composed by students, professors and authorities to achieve a major audience among Portuguese and international students.

The keynote speakers will be Paul Wylleman, Richard Bailey, John Saunders, Rosa D’Amico and José Maia. Additionally, we invited some sport personalities to act as moderators for special panels.

For panel discussions we had to start with some major themes:

  • Physical Education and Sport Coaching in different countries/continents
  • Implementation of School, Exercise and Health Programs
  • Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations
  • Sports Socioeconomic Impacts
  • The future of Sports with New Technologies (E_sports)
  • Reinventing Sport Jobs – Enlarging World Markets

It is also confirmed we will include the “Best Communication/Project Award”, which name is under discussion and depends on sponsor choice.


The Summit will be public for three days – Tuesday (07), Wednesday (08) and Thursday (09). 


07 May

09:00 – 13:00

Oporto airport transfers to Hotel

Register and accreditation

Networking and ISMAI guided visit


Light Welcome Lunch at ISMAI



Editors Roundtable
ISCPES Journal, first 2019 issue presentation
John Saunders (Australian Catholic University)
Martin Holzweg (Eupea)
Eduardo Gonçalves (ISMAI)

Nuno Garrido (Motricidade)
Rui Espinho (ISCPES Communication Manager)

Invited Moderators:

João Viana (CIDESD)

Elisa Marques (ISMAI Physical Education Sciences and Sports Department Director)



Workshop 1 – Scientific Writing

Open attendance for registered participants;

registration at the welcoming desk

“From selecting the Journal till submitting an article”.

Invited Scopus Editors



Workshop 2 – Using and Analyzing Questionnaire Data

Open attendance for registered participants; registration at the welcoming desk

– Laitila Osmo (JAMK – Yvaskyla, Finland);

– Janete Borges (ISMAI – Maia, Portugal).


Free Dinner at local places

08 May

Participant registration


Lecture 1 – Methods and Comparisons through project experiences
José Maia


Coffee break



Lecture 2  – Talent identification, sport development and dual careers
Paul Wylleman



Panel Discussion 1 and 2

Moderator – João Viana (CIDESD)

With Invited sportsmen and sportswomen


Lunch Break (free)



Lecture 3 – Quality Physical Education Programs
Rosa D’Amico


15:30 – 17:30

Panel Discussion 3a – Best questions/projects selection

Physical Education and Sport Coaching in different countries/continents

Mariana Cunha (ISMAI)


Panel Discussion 3b – Best questions/projects selection

Implementation of School, Exercise and Health Programs

Elisa Marques (ISMAI)


40th Summit Dinner (upon extra 30,00€)

09 May

Lecture 4 – International Trends for Comparative Studies
Richard Bailey, ICSSPE


Panel Discussion 4 – Necessities for Executive Directors

Secretary of State*, President of COP, Swimming Federation President

Aldo Costa (ISCPES)


Lunch Break (free)


Panel Discussion 5 – Best questions/projects selection 

The Future of Sports with New Technologies (E-sports) Reinventing Sport Jobs – Enlarging World Markets



Panel Discussion 6 – Best questions/projects selection 

Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations Sports Socioeconomic Impacts

Eduardo Gonçalves (ISMAI, Vice Rector – Research)



Herbert Haag Lecture
John Saunders (Editor in chief of ISS)

Plenary Closure Session



ISCPES General Assembly

Closure Cerimony


Just attending the Summit

Register as Member at ISCPES between today and Mar 31st, 2019 – SUBSCRIBE

Just presenting a paper

Send the paper to info.iscpes@gmail.com


Name and affiliation
e-mail address

ABSTRACT up to 500 words and 5 keywords

ANSWER OF ACCEPTANCE (April 1st) and then you have to register for the Conference at the link that will be provided in the mail

Just presenting questions/projects

Send the Proposal to info.iscpes@gmail.com

Name and affiliation
e-mail address

QUESTIONS OR PROPOSAL up to 500 words and 5 keywords

ANSWER OF ACCEPTANCE (April 1st) and then you have to register for the Conference at the link that will be provided in the mail

To receive the last number of ISS journal + having a chance to publish in ISS - International Sports Studies

You have to be a ISCPES registered member and pay the membership fee

Registration fee includes

  • Certificate, Summit folder and note sheet;
  • ISS 2019 issues;
  • Two (2) coffee break vouchers (coffee + cake).

Summit Dinner: Around 30€ (apart from registration fee)

Touristic Tour: Extra 20€ (most emblematic places in Oporto, start and destiny ISMAI 


  • In the registration form it should be signed the payment type through any kind of banking system proof; 
  • In cash, in Treasury services at ISMAI;
  • Registration will (only) be considered after payment proof;
  • Cancelling, after registration, cannot be reimbursed.
  • Payments must be made by bank transfer to: 
    if Euros:  IBAN PT50 0036 0045 99100315477 31 | BIC SWIFT: MPIOPTPL   
    if Dolars: IBAN PT50 0036 0045 99110010464 35 | BIC SWIFT: MPIOPTPL

ISCPES Membership

Fill in the online application form.
Download your pdf application form here.


Scientific Committee

Local Organizer Committee



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Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its combined Celtic-Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin of the name “Portugal”, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese, the name of the city is spelled with a definite article o Porto; Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as Oporto in modern literature and by many speakers.

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