The 2022 European Conference in Adapted Physical Activity was hosted by the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Dates: 9th – 11th June 2022

The conference had an overall theme of “Promoting inclusive sport & exercise opportunities for health and well-being” and organised into four thematic areas

  1. Inclusive Physical Education
  2. Physical Activity and Exercise for Health and Well-being
  3. Social Values in Recreation, Leisure and Rehabilitation
  4. Excellence in Disability Sport

Link to the Scientific Book of Abstracts (external link)

The programme consisted of Keynote and invited speaker presentations, along with Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, Workshop Presentations, Video Presentations Sessions, Mini-Symposiums, and a Roundtable. Details of the programme can viewed below

Keynote speakers were

  • Martin Block, University of Virginia, United States of America
  • Brett Smith, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Yves Vanlandewijck, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium; Department of Physiology, Nutrition and Biomechanics, School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Invited speakers were

  • Raul Reina, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain
  • Guilherme Furtado, Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda
  • Astrid Nyquist, Beitostølen Healthsports Centre, Beitostølen, Norway
  • Kitrina Douglas, University of West London, United Kingdom
  • David Rodrigues, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Thomas Abel, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Amandio Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal

There were 8 international student volunteers on the International Volunteer Programme. The hosts were able to offer

  • Housing in a university dormitory
  • EUCAPA 2022 t-shirts
  • Most meals paid for
  • Student Registration without Gala Dinner
  • Pocket money provided by EUFAPA Board

The event had the following supporting organisations in constitution;

  • Portuguese Institute of Youth & Sport
  • Tourism of the Centre Region of Portugal
  • University of Coimbra
  • Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education
  • Municipality of Coimbra
  • Portuguese Sport Federation for People with Disabilities
  • Portugal Olympic Committee