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1 E.U.- Africa Cooperation in Higher Education The Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity Prof. E. Bressan University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) Prof. H. Van Coppenolle, Catholic University Leuven (Belgium)

2 Leuven Limerick Olomouc Oslo Stellenbosch University (South Africa) University of Virginia (USA) University of Queensland (AUS) The Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity ( )

3 ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY At the interface between research and evidence-based professional practices. To improve the health & quality of life of persons fromspecial populations through participation in adapted movement activities, sport and recreation.

4 Focus on Persons with Disabilities Focus on Rehabilitation Within this Erasmus Mundus programme…

5 Focus on Aging Focus on Developmental Issues that affect Children

6 Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity (Already 15 African students have participated) THENAPA II Ageing and Disability

7 The third country partnership with Stellenbosch University …a name synonymous with excellence in sport and physical activity for persons with disabilities

8 During the last three years 14 European students spent 1-3 months at Stellenbosch. Some have completed research about Adapted Physical Activity in South Africa in particular and in Africa in general.

9 By 2010: 200 Erasmus Mundus students will have obtained their Masters Qualification Strengths in the partnership: Comparable academic standards. Stellenbosch offers opportunities to work in a culturally diverse environment. Students have brought different points of view. Stimulating visitation exchanges by scholars/colleagues. BONUS of the PARTNERSHIP...INSPIRATION

10 Universal Challenge Adapted Physical Activity is built on a Strong Volunteer Ethic: You engage to give to others, not to get something for yourself. Specific Challenges for some students: Crime rate & how to deal with it. Poverty & how to interact with it. Safety issues & how to prevent incidences. Cultural differences in dress, behaviour, etc. Resisting the colonial mentality vs. resisting the tourist mentality.

11 We are initiating an African Network modelled after the European Erasmus Mundus Programme.

12 African Adapted Physical Activity Focus on At-risk Youth Focus on Girls and Women Focus on Persons with Disability

13 The African Universities Partnership in Adapted Physical Activity Stellenbosch University as Leading Partner Leuven as an Associate Partner Seeking additional associate partners. Kenyatta University University of Namibia University of Botswana as Founding Partners R1 million seed funding.

14 The Erasmus Mundus Programme will create a legacy in Europe and in Africa... An African Universities Network in Adapted Physical Activity An African Universities Network in Adapted Physical Activity From Stellenbosch University…Thank you.


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