So, if you are a new student, I extend a warm welcome to you and I wish you a stimulating journey with us in KPE. If you are a continuing student nearing graduation, we welcome your contributions and feedback so that we can make your stay in KPE as enjoyable as can be, and we encourage you to keep in touch and remain a member of our KPE family past graduation. If you are a prospective student, family member, partner, or alumnus, I extend an invitation to you: please join us in our continued efforts to grow KPE into a world-class, vibrant research and training environment.
The UNESCO Chair at IT Tralee in collaboration with the European Paralympic Committee, SPIN Sport Innovation and a number of other European partners are embarking on a project to create a lasting trans-national and trans-sectorial European partnership to link national disability sport structures and local stakeholders. Researchers will identify and test good practices for organising awareness raising events for sports and HEPA for and with people with disabilities, as well as identifying ways to turn one off awareness activities into higher day-to-day participation levels. From these findings a practical Toolkit will be developed for all countries to learn from. This project will be launched in May 2015 in Vienna, Austria.