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In response to the current state of global affairs, Olympism for Humanity (O4H), the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CEID) at Georgetown University (GU) and the International Olympic Academy expand their long standing academic collaboration and join forces to establish a new Professional Development Certificate program. The CIED-O4H Georgetown University Certificate Program serves as a world-wide academic diplomacy platform for embracing Sport and Olympism as a peacebuilding platform and an enabler for the UN SDGs, children’s rights and responsibilities, equity and integrity, community regeneration and resilience. Our program intersects Olympic Heritage, Peacebuilding, Democracy Actualization and Sport for Development Theory and Praxis, also known as Olympism in Action (IOC, 2013, 2018; Lyras, 2003, 2007, 2013, 2020, 2021; Mandigo et al., 2016, 2018; Moghaddam, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2021).
Through our hybrid online and field-based training methodology, participants across continents will develop a personal portfolio with guidelines on how to design and deliver data driven “social innovation ventures” to champion collective and systemic change across agencies, in their respective communities. Inspired and guided by the richness of the Olympic World Heritage, the CIED-O4H Georgetown University Certificate Program is built on a synthesis, applied scholarship and collective work of award-winning initiatives implemented since 1993, ranging from data driven youth programs in regions of conflict, to multinational student engagement initiatives in close collaboration with the International Olympic Academy, the Muhamad Ali Institute of Peace and Justice, schools, universities and orphanages across continents. Focusing on action (“Praxis”), these initiatives have been very successful for 30 years. Our work is built on field-based learning in multiple universities, high schools, NGOs and youth agencies across continents targeting homeless and underserved youth in the US and in India; capacity building in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Guatemala, Colombia, Botswana, Trinidad and Tobago, peacebuilding and at-risk youth in Cyprus and South Africa, Youth Programs and Olympism for Humanity and Sport for Development professional training in Delphi, Athens, Thessaloniki and Ancient Olympia; and disaster recovery in tsunami-affected areas in Japan as part of the Tokyo 2020 Games Academic legacy endeavors.
Mastering Champions of Change & Olympism in Action Skills & Competencies
Certificate Program participants will gain in-depth understanding and master practical skills and competencies to champion the establishment, delivery and assessment of impactful and sustainable Olympism in Action events programs and curricula. Driven by the essence of the Olympic Heritage and ideals– this program aims to prepare the next generation of Olympic Education and Olympism in Action scholars, diplomats, educators, artists, actors, journalists, ESG-CSR officers, community leaders and practitioners who are trained and serve humanity as Peace and Democracy Champions of Change across fragile regions and communities in need. Actualizing, in other words, the Olympic idea and ideals- through scientific, theoretically informed, data driven Actions.
• Internalize virtues of humanity, freedom and democracy- and build a robust profile and skillset for high-competitive academic excellence and scholarship
• Enrich their resume for further academic and professional advancements
• Be part of a worldwide Academic Diplomacy network of likeminded peers committed to Championing Change across fragile regions and communities
• Gain proficiency and practical skills and competencies on the role of Olympism and Sport as an important enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals
• Gain proficiency and in-depth understanding how to manage and coordinate the establishment and delivery of impactful Olympism in Action programs
• Build a toolkit and a rich Olympism in Society portfolio of replicable intercultural education activities, teaching and fundraising material, Monitoring and Evaluation tools and community-driven curricula
• Become proficient in O4H Literacy and gain the essential knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the challenges of the 21st Century
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- Click here for more information about the CIED-O4H Georgetown University Program
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Deadline extension: May 21
Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC (CHS) & Greece (CHS Greece), the International Olympic Academy (IOA), and the Region of Western Greece co-organize the 2023 Symposium in the "Sports, Society, and Culture" series. The Symposium will be held between 11-14 of July in the recently renovated premises of the IOA in Olympia.
Topic & description
Building on comparative aspects of earlier themes in the series, the topic of the 2023 Symposium is "Female Athletes, Women's Sport, and the Olympic Experience."
The Symposium will bring together scholars from around the world and up to forty (40) students from Greece and Cyprus in plenary and breakout sessions designed to examine the cultural poetics of women's sports in classical antiquity in the modern era.
See the detailed program of the symposium and abstracts of presentations.
DATES OF THE SYMPOSIUM
11 - 14 JULY 2023
Professors Charles Stocking (University of Western Ontario & CHS), Stamatia Dova (Hellenic College Holy Cross & CHS), Heather Reid (Exedra Mediterranean Center), Efimia Karakantza (University of Patras), and Angela Schneider (University of Western Ontario), as speakers.
Organization and logistics
This is a non-fee-based activity, and participants will be given certificates of attendance during the Symposium's closing session.
Provisions: Transportation by bus from Athens to Olympia on July 11 and from Olympia to Athens on July 14 (with intermediate stops at Patras); accommodation (double rooms) and meals (breakfast, lunch) on the IOA premises.
The Organizers do not cover airfare and other incidental expenses associated with the presence and participation in the symposium beyond those described above.
This activity is open to up to forty (40) undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and Ph.D.) students from a list of specific eligible departments spanning the disciplines of Sport Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences in Greece and Cyprus.
will remain open between Monday, April 3, and Sunday, May 21, 2023 (23:59 Eastern European Time).
References must be submitted by Wednesday, May 24, 2023 (23:59 Eastern European Time)
The selection process will conclude by June 10, and selected participants will receive acceptance messages via email, along with instructions regarding confirming their participation and submitting related forms.
Organizers will contact applicants and participants of this activity and let you know about any changes as early as possible.
more information, the Symposium's program, and the application, please visit the
Symposium website (https://greece.chs.harvard.
IOA Sessions' Coordinator
Ms Marilena Katsadoraki
Phone: (+30) 210 6878810
The 4th World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023
The Hellenic Cultural and Educational Club for UNESCO is organizing the 4th World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 from 26 – 30 April 2023.
The Symposium is supported by the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, the United Nations Regional Information Centre (U.N.R.I.C.) and the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship and Solidarity - University of Macedonia. The Symposium is organized under the auspices of the International Olympic Academy.
The World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 focuses on “Raising awareness in a digital age” and invites students and teachers to engage with the topic by participating into various activities during the Symposium in collaboration with other delegations.
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) connects more than 12,000 schools in 182 countries around a common goal to build peace in the minds of children and young people.
In 2023, the Network will celebrate its 70th anniversary and the commitment of millions of students, teachers and principals to promote fundamental rights and human dignity, gender equality, social progress, freedom, justice and democracy, respect for diversity and international solidarity – UNESCO's core values!
During the World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023, ASPnet students, teachers and National Coordinators will meet to share and learn from each other about cultural heritage
A special session on ASP net’s History of ideas will be presented by Ms Julie Saito, International Coordinator (UNESCO), and a World Café for teachers on “How digital tools support transformative learning regarding culture ” will be organized in collaboration with the Hellenic National ASPnet Coordinator, Mrs Vera Dilari.
Before the end of the Symposium the participants will sign a resolution on the protection of the World Cultural Heritage, which will condemn any assaults and crimes committed against World Heritage sites and focus on the fight against any attack on cultural diversity.
The Opening Ceremony of the World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 will take place on the 26th April 2023 in Athens at the Theater of Pierce – The American College of Greece and the next day 20 delegations from 13 countries (Andorra, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Hellas, Italy, Latvia, Oman, Sint Maarten, Slovenia, Türkiye, U.S.A.) will depart to Ancient Olympia, where they are going to stay until the 30th April 2023.
details of the Symposium are uploaded on the official website: www.olympiayouthsymposium.com
DATES OF THE SESSION
OLINE SESSION (13-16 April 2023)
For 2023, the IOAPA will once again hold its Executive Committee elections online. We are very excited as this allows more members to participate in the nomination and election process.
Nominations will be open to ALL members.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE that in order to vote during the elections, you must be an IOAPA member, register for the Online Session and attend the business part of the Session. We look forward to seeing you.
You must have attended an official session of the IOA to be eligible for IOAPA membership. To become an IOAPA member or make sure your IOA friends are registered, please follow the steps here (Click link ).
Registration for the Online Session will be 15€. There will also be an option to participate at no cost for members who can't afford the fees.
15 February: Elections Nominations Open
17 March: Elections Nominations Close
13 to 16 April 2023: Online General Assembly + Elections
IN-PERSON SESSION IN OLYMPIA (4-11 June 2023)
The IOAPA will host its 18th biennial session at the newly renovated facilities of the International Olympic Academy. Don’t miss this opportunity to return to Olympia and the IOA Campus to hear the latest in IOAPA initiatives and reconnect with friends. We have put together a full programme of speakers, workshops and other engaging and fun activities to make this time together very rewarding (link – ADD LINK).
For all the details, please visit: https://ioapa.org/activities/ioapa-session/
For any further information, please, contact us at:
Tel.: + 30.
Official visit of the Negeri Semarang University of Indonesia.
When an individual participates in the Olympic Solidarity-supported MEMOS programme, they have a unique opportunity to (1) gain cutting-edge skills and knowledge from top international professors and (2) build their global professional network to set themselves up for future success.
How it started
MEMOS was an idea of the European Network of Sport Science Institutes, supported by President Juan Antonio Samaranch in 1994 and founded by Prof. Jean Camy and colleagues from several European universities and schools of sport. Five European National Olympic Committees (NOCs; France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain) joined the project.
The first edition started in September 1995. It was a two-year graduate programme in French and English, composed of eight modules. The two first editions (MEMOS I and II) were supported by the European Olympic Committees and the European Union (Socrates Programme).
How it evolved
From MEMOS III (2000), the programme – starting and ending in Lausanne – became a one year programme. It included four modules and only one language (English). MEMOS III to V welcomed a few non-European participants.
In 2003, MEMOS VI became fully open to overseas participants, with the first and last modules in Lausanne, one module in Europe and one overseas. The official name of the programme became “Master Exécutif en Management des organisations sportives.”
In 2006, MEMOS started a Spanish edition. A French edition was first organized in 2008. The three versions of the programme had a slightly different format but coordinated content. In 2012, the three versions evolved to a common format.
Training modules are organized in all continents since MEMOS XI. The programme is part of the NOC Management Programmes of Olympic Solidarity. While ensuring geographic and gender equity, each cohort includes one student per NOC.
MEMOS is scheduled over one year and consists of three 9 to 12 days residential sessions, each dedicated to two to three main subjects, and a three-day final session devoted to the defense and presenting of participants’ personal research project. The final session take place in Lausanne, while the second and the third sessions are organised in different cities.
Each subject is placed under the joint responsibility of a scholar and of a professional. In addition, the participants undertake a research project concerning the management of a sport organisation,usually the one in which they are active. Two to three days in the middle of each module are dedicated to participant on their projects by their tutors. The defense and the public presentation of these projects, as well as the awarding of the degrees, take place in Lausanne, during the last module.
Periodic Alumni Conventions are also organized for continued sharing, and networking amount MEMOSians.
So far, 1079 MEMOS graduates are everywhere across
the Olympic Movement and the world. They represent 183 nationalities, 5
continents, 36% women, 56 NOC Presidents and Secretaries General, and 5 IOC
members. Some of them are involved in the IPC, Special Olympics, WADA,
FISU, CIJM, CISM, OlympAfrica, OCOGs, World Athletics, and FINA, to name but a
For more info: https://memos.degree
Residential Session of the french version of the MEMOS programme
The International Olympic Truce Center and the Youth Sports Training Center SPORTCAMP, introduce the international Sports and Educational program “IMAGINE PEACE JUNIORS CAMP”, with the participation of children from all over the world, in the unique sports and cultural environment of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia.
The program is aimed at students aged 10-16 from Greece and abroad and aims to realize an exclusive eight-day cultural and sports experience for a limited number of selected participants.
The camp that will be held from July 21 to July 29 2023, offers acquaintance with the ancient Olympic Sports at their birthplace, speeches, workshops, sports events, training and acquaintance with Olympic champions, visits to the historic sites of Ancient Olympia and many recreational and fun activities.
It aims to introduce a small number of students each year to the Olympic ideals and to develop leadership skills and values in dialogue, intercultural communication, friendship, respect for diversity and peace.
In the link here, you may find a detailed presentation of the program as well as all relevant info, photos, and the participation form
The Hellenic Cultural and Educational Club for UNESCO, in association with professional educators and sport coaches, organizes 25 June – 02 July 2023 the 2nd World Olympic Summer School under the auspices of the International Olympic Academy. The School is also supported by the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship and Solidarity, University of Macedonia, Greece.
The World Olympic Summer School aims to raise awareness relating to the Olympic Values and to prepare the next generation of the Olympic Values Ambassadors.
In the World Olympic Summer School are welcome to participate students between 14 – 16 years old from all around the world. Teachers can also participate in the Summer School. The official languages of the Symposium are English and Greek.
Focusing on Respect, one of the three core Olympic Values, the students will learn the importance of respecting themselves, the others, the world tangible and intangible cultural heritage and the planet (the R-Project). The four pillars of the Program are Education, Sports, Culture and Environment.
The World Olympic Summer School is promoting the Sustainable Development Goals focusing on: Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 4 – Quality Education, Goal 5 – Gender Equality, Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13 – Climate Action, Goal 15 – Life on Land, Goal 16 – Peace Justice and strong Institutions and Goal 17 – Partnerships for Goals.
The World Olympic Summer School will be hosted in the International Olympic Academy. The deadline for the submission of the participation form is the 10th May 2023.Information is uploaded on the official site of the School www.olympicsummerschool.com