Assoc. Prof. Dilara Ozer

Assoc. Prof., Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, TURKEY

Coordinator of the Project
Graduated from Ankara Hacettepe University, Department of Child Development and Education, Dilara Özer completed her masters degree on motor performance of preschoolers and her dissertation on motor proficiency of children with intellectual disabilities.

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She has been lecturing in motor development, adapted physical education and development and learning at the Physical Education Teaching Program. Specialized on motor development and APA, Özer has two text books on these respective subjects. She has presided the Association of Adapted Physical Activity, Turkey since 2009, date of its establishment and has been a member of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) since 2007. She was the Middle-East Representative of IFAPA between 2007 and 2011. Dilara Özer is currently implementing an Erasmus Intensive Program on APA and working on the organization of ISAPA 2013.

Prof. Ssa Viviana Zito

Work Experience

  • From the year 2007 until nowadays
    S.A.M.S. University of Motion and Sport Science in Bari, Italy.
    Teacher of "Scientific English" and "Promotion of sport and leisure activities"
    • Interpreter at the International Meeting of MOC, Mediterranean Orienteering Championship
    • Erasmus responsible at the University of Sport in Bari
    • Professor 's assistant in Social Pedagogy at the University of Taranto, Italy
  • From the year 2010 until nowadays
    University of Motion and Sport Science in Foggia, Italy.
    Teacher of Methodology of sport, promotional and leisure activities"
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  • From the year 1995 until nowadays
    Physical Education teacher in a high school in Taranto, Italy.
    Permanent teacher
    • Project Manager of the "Comenius" between schools
    • Project Manager of the "Native teacher s' assistant"
    • Responsible of the Sport Committee in the school
    • Assistant in the organization of the sport tournaments between schools in Taranto
    • Official Primary teachers' trainer for Sport and Motion
  • From 03.01.03 to 31.08.04
    Yrkeshögskolan Sydväst Institute of Sport Solvalla-Finns - Esbo - Finland
    Teacher with a year contract in the Swedish Institute of Sport of Helsinki
    • Teacher of gymnastic, acrobatic gymnastic, motion for elderly people, dances for children, teaching method, team building
    • Mentor of students' apprenticeship for the motion in the primary schools, elderly houses, home for the aged and swimming pools
    • Teacher of summer courses for the university credits in salsa y merengue, circus activities, beach tennis and total body workout
    • Teacher of motion for elderly people in the physiotherapy Institute "Arcada" in Helsinki
    • Presenter in the annual "Health week "organized by the high schools of Helsinki
    • Presenter in the Swedish Fitness Federation "SVoli" conventions
  • Note: As a resident in the Institute of sport, beside the teaching work I attended some courses as a student like: skiing, cross country skiing, orienteering, free climbing and forest survival course.

  • From 1995 until nowadays
    Instructor of Total Body Workout, Body sculpting, G.A.G., Gymnastic for elderly people, Gymnastic, for children.
    • "Magna Grecia" gym in Taranto, Italy (2008-2009)
    • "Fit Village" gym in Reggio Emilia, Italy (2004)
    • "De Bartolomeo" gym in Taranto, Italy (2005-2007)
    • Athena" gym in Taranto, Italy (1995-2001)
    • "M. Ausiliatrice" gym in Taranto, Italy (1995-2001)
  • From 2004 until nowadays
    Official translator of the European Rope Skipping Federation (teaching method DVDs)
  • August 2010
    University of Sport in Petrosdavosk, Russia
    Lecturer of Gymnastic in couples, tonification in pairs and acrobatic positions
  • September 2010
    University of Sport in Montenegro
    Teacher in a Orienteering course for the University of Sport Students
  • From 2005 to 2006
    CIOFS/FS – Regional Projects sponsored by the Puglia region, Italy
    Teacher of Body communication
  • August 2006 and August 2008
    Vierumaki Institute of Sport of Helsinki - International Physical Education Conference
    Lecturer of Beach Tennis, Acrobatic Gymnastic and Human Pyramid
  • July 2005
    Institute of Sport of Ghent, Belgium- International Physical Education Conference
    Lecturer of Gymnastic in pairs and cooperation games in pairs
  • From 1995 until 2002
    "M. Ausiliatrice" Institute in Taranto, Italy.
    Physical education teacher in a high school

Prof. Piero Portincasa

M.D., Internist, Ph.D. (Utrecht, NL)

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Selected as Full Professor (University of Bologna – 2010)

President of the Residency Program in Internal Medicine

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Member of the Apulian Academy of Science

Faculty Delegate of the LLP- ERASMUS programme

Honorary visiting Professor University Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

President European Society of Clinical Investication (ESCI) 2011-4

Honorary Member Romanian Soc Gastroenterology Hepatol (2011)

Staff Member, Head of Functional and Diagnostic Semeiology Unit, Clinica Medica "A. Murri" (Università Bari)

Vice-director Clinica Medica "A. Murri" 2010, 2011


To encourage excellent, honest, highly innovative and sound Science achieved through collaborations and mobility of young investigators across Europe and worldwide.

1981 - MD degree, University of Bari Medical School (cum laude)

1981-6 - 5-yr residency in Internal Medicine, University of Bari Medical School.

1985-7 - Fellowship (Italian Ministry of the University) as Research Fellow at University of London, UK (Gastroenterology Unit at Guy's Hospital with Prof. R.H. Dowling)

1986 - Specialist in Internal Medicine, University of Bari Medical School

1987-91 - Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Bari Medical School

1991 - Academic staff member, Dept Internal Medicine, University of Bari Medical School

1993-5 - Researcher and staff member at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (Gastroenterology Unit with Prof. G.P. van Berge Henegouwen and Dr. KJ van Erpecum,).

1995 - PhD thesis at the Utrecht University on "Gallbladder and bile in health and disease. The role of motility, gallstones and bile lipid composition".

1995-2000 - Academic staff member, Clinica Medica, University of Bari Medical School. In 1999 Fellowship at the University of Utrecht, Medical School, The Netherlands

2001-pres. - Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Bari Medical School, Dept of Internal Medicine and Public Medicine. Established Associate Professor (2004)

2005 - Fellowship from the Italian National Centre for Research (CNR), BIDMC, Boston, USA (Dr. DQH Wang)

2010 - Winner of the national competion as Full Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy (13.08.2010)


Prof. Francesco Fischetti

University certifications

  • 1982 - Master degree in Science of physical acitivities and sport in Foggia.
  • 1995 - Master degree in Pedagogy at the University of Bari.
  • 1998 - Master degree in Phylosophy at the University of Bari
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Post degree

  • 1996 - Post degree course in Family and Relational Psychotherapy at the University of Bari.
  • 1997 - Post degree course in Prevention of adolescent distress at the University of Bari.
  • 1999 - Post degree course in Social Psychology at the University of Bari
  • 2005 - Specialization in "Counselor in helping relationship" I level at MIUR U.S.R. of Puglia, Italy.
  • 2009 - Specialization in "Design and Management Applied Research at CONI Roma.
  • 2010 - Winner of competition for university researcher, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari "Aldo Moro"

Didactic activity

Uninterrupted teaching in Italian universities from 1998 to this day

Prof. Hana VÁLKOVÁ

Background of the Study and Academic Degrees

From 1965 up to 1991: Palacký University in Olomouc or Charles University in Prague:

- PE teaching, Czech and Russian languages, special education and psychology (sport psychology)

- Ph.D and full-professor in Kinanthropology

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- Dean of Faculty (2003-2006)

- Founder of APA study in Czech Republic, coordinator of CEEPUS-APA international project consortium member for Erasmus-Mundus APA

Experience in research topics

- PE / APA curricula development, PE teacher personality

- The quality of life of persons with mental disability

- Integration through physical activities, sports, education

Recent membership in experts institutions

- IFAPA member, EUFAPA board,

- Czech Kinanthropology Association,

- Czech-Moravian Association of Psychology,

- FEPSAC member

- Czech chairperson of Special Olympics

- Grassroot Football (Disability Football panel) (1997-2005)

- Panel of volunteering (CZ EU presidency – Prague, Poland EU presidency – Wroclaw, invited)

- Erasmus-Mundus APA consortium board


Elly Friedman APA – ISAPA 2009

Assoc. Prof. Rossitza Tzarova

Graduated from the 'G. Dimitrov' Higher Institute of Physical Culture, majoring in physical education and curative physical culture (kinezitherapy now). After graduation, followed specialisation on coaching methods at the Regional Council of the Bulgarian Union of Physical Culture and Sport in Gabrovo.

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In 1971-1975 was following a post-graduate specialization at the 'G. Dimitrov' Higher Institute of Physical Culture working on her Ph.D. thesis on the area of the basketball. Since 1976, is an assistant of basketball at the 'V. Levski' NSA. In 1981, defended her Ph.D. thesis and in 1989 was elected as Associate Professor of basketball. 1993-1995 - Lecturer in Physical education and sport and Coach in Basketball in the High school of physical education - Casablanca (Morocco).

Other activities: Managed the Students' Research Circle in Basketball; Director of Study of the Students' Creative Research Club at the NSA; Director of studies of a great number of B.A. and M.A. courses and diploma works and Ph.D. theses.

Active worker at the Bulgarian Federation of Basketball: a member of the Research Committee, President of the License Committee and currently, Secretary of the Committee for Youths. Member of the NSA Academic Council (a forth mandate). Member of the Teachers' Faculty Council and executive Head of the Basketball, Volleyball and Handball Department.

Research interests: issues of optimization and control on sports training of growing-ups and high sports performers in basketball; problems of the physical activities for individuals with special needs.

Since 2004 is a coordinator of the CEEPUS - international exchange program for mobility of the students and professors in the domain of the Adapted Physical Activities.

Coach of the wheelchair basketball team.
Coach of the Special Olympics national team.

Assoc. Prof. Martin Kudlacek

Dr. Martin Kudlacek received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Kinesiology with emphasis on Adapted Physical Activity at the Texas Woman's University under the supervision of Dr. Claudine Sherrill. His research interest focuses on the issues related to adapted physical education, the inclusion of students with physical disabilities, competencies of Adapted Physical Educators and conceptual issues related to the fields of adapted physical activity.

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From 2010 Martin serves as the president of European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. He is founding member of editorial board of European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity and member of editorial board of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. Dr. Kudlacek was actively involved in EU project EIPET (European Inclusive Physical Education Training) and served as coordinator of project EUSAPA (European Standards in Adapted Physical Activities). Apart from teaching in Czech Republic he has been teacher in two EU based study programs EMMAPA (Erasmus Mundus in APA in Belgium) and EUDAPA (European Diploma in APA in Finland).

Assoc. Prof. Martin Kudlacek

Department of Adapted Physical Activity

Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Asst.Prof. Suad Sakalli Gumus

Ph. D., Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, TURKEY

Mrs. Suad Sakalli Gumus was born in Hatay/Turkey in 1973. She graduated from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University with her bachelors degree and Elementary School teaching license in 1995 and started teaching the same year.

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After teaching Elementary grades for two years, she received her Special Education teaching certification and thought a self-contained class for a year. After marying and moving to her home town, she was appointed as an elementary school teacher once again.In 1999 she was awarded with a full scholarship to pursue her masters and Ph.D. degrees in the United States. In 2003, she received her masters and in 2008 her Ph. D. Degrees in Special Education form Indiana University in Bloomington,Indiana.

After teaching as an associate instructor for four years and as a visiting faculty member for a year at Indiana University, she returned to her home country to be assigned as Assistant Professor of Special Education at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University and currently she still is serving in the same position. Her topics of interest include but not limited to students at risk and their families, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Universal Design for Learning and use of Technology, and Special Education Teacher Education. She is married and a mother of two children.

Mehmet Ata Ozturk

Ph. D., Middle East Technical University, TURKEY

Mehmet Ata Ozturk received his Physical Education Teacher degree from Middle East Technical University. While he was studying at the Florida State University for his master degree, he worked full time as a physical education teacher at Gretchen Everhart School - a special education school for individuals with intellectual challenges.

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At the time, he also volunteered at Special Olympics and local disability sports events. Dr. Ozturk received his Ph.D. from Indiana University with a major in adapted physical education and a minor in special education. During his course of studies, he took part in adapted physical education labs, gave adapted physical activity instruction at YMCA, and assumed leadership roles in student organisations. After graduating in 2007, he returned back to Turkey. Since 2008, he is faculty at Marmara University, teaching several adapted physical education classes, disability sports, curriculum development, and research methods courses. From 2008 till 2011, he served as the coordinator of the Adapted Physical Education Minor Program and the Physical Education Teacher Education Graduate Programs.

During his appointment, Dr. Ozturk had been the recepient of several grants from international organizational organisations like Bloomberg Philanthropies and World Lung Foundation. For these projects, he cooperated with organisations like World Health Organisation, International Union Against Tuberclosis and Lung Disease, and local authorities. Mehmet Ozturk is currently serving at IFAPA Board as Middle East Representative. He is also affiliated with the National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health, and the Turkish Adapted Physical Activity Association.

Vera Antonova

Ph.D - Head assistant at the department of "Basketball. Volleyball, Handball"

Work experience:
  • from 1990 to 2002 is a volleyball player in volleyball club "Slavia" (Sofia) and "Academic" (Sofia)
  • National Sports Academy - bachelor degree in Physical education (year of graduation 2003)
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  • Teacher in physical education
  • Coach in volleyball
  • National Sports Academy - master degree in Physical education and laser time sport (year of graduation 2004)
  • Sofia University Faculty of journalistic (in cooperation with 93 SOU), Radio journalist, 1999
  • National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski", Coach faculty, Journalistic, 2003
  • National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski" (in cooperation with European committee volleyball for disabled), Sitting volleyball instructor, 2005
  • National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski", Part-time lecturer in department "Basketball, volleyball, handball", five years, 2003-2008
  • since 2008 professor of volleyball at the National Sports Academy at the Department basketball, volleyball, handball
  • guidelines: mini volleyball and sitting volleyball
  • 2009 defending dissertation on Educational process elaboration in volleyball in sixth and seventh grade in Secondary general school

Vera Antonova, Ph.D - lecture "Sitting volleyball"
Sitting Volleyball was introduced to the world at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games.

It requires a smaller court (10m x 6m) and a lower net, and the game is considerably faster than standing volleyball. It's played in a best-of-five set format, and the first to reach 25 points (with at least a 2-point lead) wins the game.

Teams consist of mixed classes in male and female events, with six on the court at a time. At all times, an athletes' pelvis must be touching the ground, and service blocks are allowed.

Students will learn the sitting volleyball history, rules (playing area, net and posts, balls, teams and team leaders, playing format, playing actions, libero, etc.) and practical sessions which will introduce sitting volleyball to all the students.


Irina Petrova Radevska

Desired employment / Occupational field: Expert evaluation of qualifications attainment, human resources training and qualification, innovation, R&D, intellectual property, education and training needs for SME, regional development policies and education

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Work experience:


July 2008 – to date National Sports Academy of Sofia

01 January 2006 – 01 July 2008 Rectors' Conference of the Republic of Bulgaria

01 February 1998 – 01 January 2006 Ministry of Education and Science

15 September 1993 – 01 February 1998 National lyceum of ancient languages and cultures Sofia University

01 September 1987 – 15 September 1993 BALKAN – National airlines company

Occupation or position held

Chief Expert in academic international relations, Quality assurance and harmonization with Bologna lines

General Secretary - coordination within the universities members of the network; policy analyses preparation; scientific coordination, strategies development; participation in working groups and expert teams, delivering presentations and information dissemination; project preparation and implementation

State expert - recognition of diplomas and educational documents; preparation of expert analyses and strategic documents; participation in WG in the field of employment and social inclusion; head of WG "Education and Training" for accession of Bulgaria to the EU; participation in inter sectorial WG and international working groups at EU level; international studies

Teacher and university lecturer – Latin language and Greek language and culture

Editor – Balkan Airline magazine; advertisement in tourist and in flight services

Main activities and responsibilities

Documentation preparation; international contacts, information, monitoring, strategic development reports; contacts with national institutions and stackeholder organisations.

Lectures delivering:

1. European policies and practices in youth and sport (Master program NSA)

2. European programs for youth and sport (Master program NSA)

3. Latin language and medical terminology (Kinesitherapy Bachelor program, NSA)

Education and training:

1982 - National College of Ancient Languages and Cultures

1982 – 1987 Sofia university - Classical Philology

Second speciality - French language

1989 – 1991 – postgraduate program in social sciences

"Marketing and Mass Media"

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

2003 – 2005 – International Master program (with the participation of German partners)

"Management in Adult Education"

New Bulgarian University – Sofia

2005 – Professional certificate - the Privatization Agency at the Council of Ministers

Licensed Valuator of Intellectual Property

University of National and World Economy - Sofia

Seminar training programs on organization and management of education and research

Seminar training programs on European integration in Education and Research area

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Philology, social sciences, social development, human resources, entrepreneurship, regional development, regional planning, social integration

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

State university – Sofia university

Private university within the national system of higher education – New Bulgarian University

Privatization Agency – governmental body at the Council of Ministers

European institutions – EUA, EAEA etc

Level in national or international classification:

Master - 7

Post-graduate specializations

Additional qualification

Intensive trainings: "Resource organization for foreign language teaching" – Barcelona 2001 (2 ECTS), "Self-evaluation development" – Antalya 2008 (2 ECTS); "Continuous teacher qualification" – Dublin 2011 (2 ECTS)

Stefka Djobova

Scientific assistant at the International scientific institute of the National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • Advanced academic degrees in Coaching sciences with sport profile "Sailing" and Physical Education (NSA, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • European Master Degree in Adapted Physical Activity (KUL, Leuven, Belgium)
  • Postgraduate Specialisation in Psychomotor Therapy (KUL, Leuven, Belgium)
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Work experience:

Qualified sport scientist with specialisation in disability sports. Other areas of research are psychosocial aspects of physical activity, health and fitness, ageing and physical activity, volunteering in sport. Lecturer in adapted physical activity on bachelor and master level and lecturer in psychomotor therapy.


Competitive sailor and sailing coach, organiser of adapted water sports camps for children with disabilities, winter sports for children with mental retardation and sailing camps for children with behaviour problems.

Projects experience:

European collaboration projects in education (Erasmus Thematic Networks - THENAPA, THENAPA2, Joint Actions projects, Leonardo da Vinchi projects - Eurosport, TSC; Preparatory actions in sport -T4V). Board member of Special Olympics Bulgaria and national coordinator of Special Olympics university project.

Mirela Hristova

Teaching assistant at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" - Sofia (Bulgaria), Department of "Theory and Methodology of Kynesitherapy (Physiotherapy)".Teaching subjects: Physiotherapy, Neurology, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and traumatic science, Biomechanics, APA. Clinical exercise lecturer in Pediatry at the Department of "Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation".

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Her practice is mainly focused on children with cerebral palsy at the "Center for Children with Developmental problems" - Sofia.


Master in Orthopaedics Physical Therapy (National Sports Academy). Currently she is completing her PhD in Physiotherapy on "Morphological Characteristics and Physical Ability of students with hearing impairment", Department of "Theory and Methodology of Physiotherapy".

Petya Koseva

I'm from Bulgaria. My educational background is bachelor in Physical therapy, master in adapted physical activity. Currently I am completing my PhD at the National sports academy (NSA) -Sofia, taking my third year at the moment.

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I am employed at the department of Tourism, alpinism, orienteering and snow sports ant the NSA. I am teaching on bachelor and master level at the programs of adapted physical activity.

My favorite sport is orienteering. There is a form of sport orienteering specially created for people with physical disability-trail orienteering. Because of that, this sport is both physical and intellectual, mentally disabled people had no option to practice even adapted form. I decided to work on that and to find properly way to include this people in the pleasure -called orienteering. That is my topic for my PhD thesis-"Effect of adapted orienteering as a recreational sports activity for children with intellectual disability.

Lucie Rybová

University education

  • 2010 – EUDAPA programme, Finland
    Intensive course of APA
  • 2009 – Faculty of Physical culture, UP Olomouc
    Doctoral study of Kinanthropology
  • 2009 – Faculty of Education
    Master degree in special education and Biology
    The theme of theses – Comparison of Sheltered Houses for People with Mental Disability in the Netherlands and Czech Republic
  • 2007 - University of Groningen, Netherland
    Erasmus programme during master degree
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  • Skiing instructor (2005)
  • Outdoor activities instructor (2006)
  • First Aid (2006)
  • Spinning instructor(2007)
  • Instructor of monoskiing (2009)

Professional experiences

A. University teaching

  • Sports for People with Physical Disability
  • Education of People with Physical Disability
  • Winter and Summer Adapted courses

B. Another experiences from the field of APA

  • 2000-2005 - Personal assistance of children with autism and mental disability in training for special olympic games (SK Korunka Lanškroun)
  • 2003-2005 - Personal assistance of pupils with mental disability during arts lessons (Special School Lanškroun)
  • From 2004 - Skiing instructor for people with and without disability
  • 2005 - Au pair in Great Britain – children with physical disability
  • 2006-2008 - Personal asistance for people with physical disability - Trend, Olomouc
  • 2006 - Camp counselor Great Britain (camps focused on extreme sports for children with behavior problems)
  • From 2006 - Assistance during sports activities – Wheelchair sports club
  • From 2007 - Cycling guide in mountains - CK Alpina
  • From 2007 - Spinning instructor- STAR 1
  • From 2007 - Assistance for people with physical disability - Paraple
  • From 2008 - Member of Sports Association for Physically Disabled
  • From 2008 - Guide for CK Outdoor Discovery
  • From 2010 - Inclusion support centre (Faculty of Physical Culture)

Radka Bartonová


  • 2008-present University of Palacky in Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture, postgraduate study in kinanthropology, Adapted physical activities (combined form of study)
  • 2001-2007 University of Palacky in Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Education, field of studyAdapted Physical Education, title: Mgr
  • 2006-2007 Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity (Belgium, Leuven – 4 months, practice in South Africa - 2 months, UP Olomouc - 3 months), title: MA
  • 1994-2001 High School Mikulov, a seven-year study
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Accreditation and licenses

  • License: Instructor of skiing - monoski
  • Instructor of Nordic walking
  • Certificate: Special Olympics coach of the Czech Republic
  • Certificate: Reconditioning Japanese Shiatsu Massage


  • August, 2009 - present - Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture, department of Adapted physical activities, EU projects: Center support integration through Adapted Physical Activities and Special Advisory Centre of Adapted Physical Activities(Olomouc)
  • December, 2009 – April, 2010 - Primary and nursery School for the children with physical disabled, teacher of PE: half-time (Brno)
  • October, 2007 - December, 2008 - League for the rights of wheelchair users(Brno)
  • September, 2007 - Student Agency, Ltd. - Coordinator and guide school tours (Brno)
  • June, 2007 - August, 2007 - Primary school, practical School and children's home -governess (Brno)

Dr. Horst Strohkendl, Ass. Prof.

He is a retired from University of Cologne, Department of SE (1971-2007). He is at the age of 70 years and married Veronika Strohkendl (+); 2 sons.

Studies: Elementary and Secondary I ; PE and Sports; Dissertation in 1977 in sports science at DSHS Cologne

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Scientific interest in pedagogy, psychology and rehabilitation of physically impaired individuals in wheelchairs; all kind of physical activities and sports, from grass roots to elite level, nationally and internationally.

In 1969, volunteer in wheelchair basketball for adults with spinal cord injuries on club level.

1971 – 1978: Coach of both national teams in wheelchair basketball

1972 – 1991: Project APA with children with Spina bifida. Implementing programs in wheelchair activities and swimming for children and youth in Germany.

1976 – 1998: Officer of the international wheelchair basketball organization in classification; officiating; development. Workshops all over the world; introduce wheelchair basketball in Turkey in the years 1989 - 1991.

Since 1984 Head of instructor training of the German Wheelchair Sports Federation

Since 1992 involvement in wheelchair rugby


Graduated from Bursa Uludag University, School of Physical Education and Sports, Özlem has spent the first years of her career in high school PES teaching, gaining a great experience of contact with teenagers. She then joined the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, School of Physical Education and Sports where she has been lecturing for more than 17 years.

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Drama, Rhythm Education, Modern Dance, Folk Dances, Psycho Motor Development and Adapted Physical Activity are among the courses she is in charge of.

Besides her curricular duties, Özlem has also attended to, worked in and/or conducted numerous symposia, workshops and projects involving both young and adult disabled.

Board Member of several NGO's such as Turkish Federation of Gymnastics, Turkish Association Contemporary Drama, Association of Adapted Physical Activity and Association of Sherborne Developmental Movement, Özlem ERGUN AÇANAL has successfully combined her professional skills and achievements with volunteer work for the best benefit of especially the young disabled.

Organizing alternative art and culture festivals in remote areas and villages of Turkey for a better insertion of young people and women in the social and cultural life by means of drama, dance and music is another aspect of her extra-curricular activities.



She was born in 1968 in Ankara. She graduated from Child Development and Education Department in Univercity of Hacettepe(1989). And then She graduated from Mother and Child Health Master of Science Programme in Healt Science İnstitute at İstanbul Univercity (1996). In 2004 She graduated from Child Development of Phd programme at Ankara Univercity. In 2005 she took degree Assit. Prof and In 2008 she took degree of assoc. Prof. In addition this she had studied early intervention and Education of children with autim, using sensory integration in intervetion to children with special needs and solving behavior problems. She have been worked as Head of Special Education Department at Univercity of Trakya. And Also She has two sons.

Zbyněk Janečka

Background of the study

  • 2004 - Ph.D. Palacky University, Olomouc
  • 1996 – Charles University, Prague – Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, specialisation Mobility and orientation for the blind (O & M)
  • 1987 – PaedDr. Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 1983 – PE teacher Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 1976 – high school Uherské Hradiště
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Teaching practice

  • Expert - in programme of mainstreaming for clients with visual impairments. Professional lecturer in (O & M) for persons with visual impairments
  • Assistant Professor of APA department (APA and sport for visually impaired)
  • Head person of Czech Paralympics blind ski team
  • 1991 – up to this day – Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University, Olomouc, department of Adapted Physical Education – assistant Professor with specialisation for APA for the blind
  • 1986 – 1991 – Palacký University, Olomouc, Faculty of Education, department of PE for basic and special schools (athetics, cross-country, APA for the blind)
  • 1983 – 1985 – high school Lipník na Bečvou – PE teacher

Languages: English, Polish, Slovak, Russian

Other activities

  • 2010 - Spotr manager – Paralympics games in Vancouver 2010
  • 2006 - Chef of team - Paralympics games in Torino 2006
  • 2002 - Chef de mission Paralympics games in Salt Lake City 2002
  • 1996 - Up to this day Trainer of Czech blind ski junior team
  • 1994 - Vice-president of Czech Blind Sportsmen Association



2003 (BA) – Abant İzzet Baysal University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Teaching in Physical Education

2006 (MSc) – Marmara University, Institute of Health Sciences, Sport Management Department (Thesis: Analysis of Turkish Elite Women Sports Regarding Feminist Theories' Sport Perspectives).

2012 (PhD) – Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Sport Management Sciences (Thesis: Social Analysis of Deaf Sport in Türkiye).

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Experience & Research (Selected)

Pınar YAPRAK-KEMALOĞLU has publications and mainly qualitative research experience & interest on Deaf studies, feminist issues and sociological & political aspects of sports. She has given lectures in various courses, universities, sports federations & scientific meetings and also contributed to organising the numbers of national, international and other specific meetings and courses in relation to her majors & volunteering fields.

During her MSc & PhD studies, she carried out plenty of international basketball projects, camps and clinics, in theory and practice, with Pistol Pat Basketball USA (between 2003-2009), in cooperation with national federations, local governments, international schools, universities and sports clubs (...).

She was also a basketball & football referee (2001-2003) and served in executive department of Turkish Underwater Sports Federation for an intensive period in 2008.

She is an activist; has memberships in associations regarding sports, sociology, women, children and deaf community.

Projects involved in (Selected)

EBFAD Bulletin Editor 2011-2012 (with Dilara Özer and M.A. Öztürk) www.ebfad.com.

"E-işit" Project (Improving Higher Education Opportunities for the Deaf). 2010. www.e-isit.com

"Haydi Kızlar Okula" Project. 2004. http://www.unicef.org/turkey/pr/_ge6.html.

Awards & Scholarships (Selected)

EBFAD Bulletin Editor 2011-2012 (with Dilara Özer and M.A. Öztürk) www.ebfad.com.

"E-işit" Project (Improving Higher Education Opportunities for the Deaf). 2010. www.e-isit.com

"Haydi Kızlar Okula" Project. 2004. http://www.unicef.org/turkey/pr/_ge6.html.

  • 1999-2003: Ministry of National Education Scholarship for Education Departments' Top Scoring Student (4 year).
  • 1999-2003: Izzet Baysal Foundation Grants & AIBU Health, Culture and Sports Dept. Awards & Grants for the Highest Academically Ranked Students in AIBU Departments (for several semesters and school years).
  • 2003: AIBU, Izzet Baysal Foundation Awards for The Highest Academically Ranked & Honorary Degree Student, in Graduation from the School of PE and Sport.
  • 2003-2006: Pistol Pat Basketball USA, Graduate Research Grant.
  • 2008-2009: Prime Ministry PhD Grant.
  • 2001-2002: National Intercollegiate Gymnastic Championships, Ankara, Gazi University (2nd place in AIBU team).
  • 1997-1998: National High School Basketball Championships (3rd place).
  • National High School Athletics Championships (3rd Place in HS team).