ROSA LÓPEZ DE D’AMICO President of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women
It is a great pleasure to share with you that in July 2019 we will celebrate the Regional European Congress of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of IAPESGW. The city of Madrid – Spain is the location in which we will gather, particularly at the Universidad Europea de Madrid.
IAPESGW is an academic organization that has a great history, since 1949 we have hosted quadrennial congresses without interruption in all continents:
|1949 – Copenhagen, Denmark||1985 – Warwick, UK|
|1953 – Paris, France||1989 – Bali, Indonesia|
|1957 – London, England||1993 – Melbourne, Australia|
|1961 – Washington, DC, USA||1997 – Lahti, Finland|
|1965 – Köln, Germany||2001 – Alexandria, Egypt|
|1969 – Tokyo, Japan||2005 – Edmonton, Canada|
|1973 – Tehran, Iran||2009 – Stellenbosch, South Africa|
|1977 – Cape Town, South Africa||2013 – Havana, Cuba|
|1981 – Buenos Aires, Argentina||2017 – Miami, USA|
|2021 – Tokyo, Japan|
We have promoted the respect and inclusion of all in physical education, physical activity and sport, particularly enforcing girls and women’s participation. In 1999 we celebrated the 50th anniversary at Smith College in USA and since 2013 we decided to celebrate Regional congress when requested in-between the quadrennial congress, such as
|2014 – Ankara, Turkey||2018 – Varadero, Cuba|
|2015 – Teheran, Iran||2019 – Madrid, Spain|
This is the first European Regional congress! And it coincides with the year IAPESGW celebrates its 70th anniversary. So it is a great occasion to get together and get to know about the history of this organization and the networks we have established throughout the years. As an academic organization, our mission has always been to promote research on gender issues and to make our members participate in the projects we developed.
So, we invite all members, former members, and newcomers to join us to participate in this academic gathering and celebration.
Come and be part of our history!
You are all welcome!