Zurich Youth and Children's Seminar 2010

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The FIS Autumn Meetings 2010 took place in Zurich (SUI), Hotel Zurich Airport (SUI) from 29th September - 3rd October 2010.

Ski sports in schools at focus of FIS Youth Seminar

It was the 8th FIS Youth and Children's Seminar that opened the FIS Autumn Meetings in Zürich this week, on Wednesday 29th September. 77 participants from 41 nations had a busy day discussing various strategies for including and strengthening ski sports as part of the school curriculum. The guest speakers included Stefan Künzell from the University of the German Federal Army in Neubiberg; Gagik Sargsyan, Secretary General of Armenian Ski Association; Lorenz Ursprung from the Federal Office of Sports in Switzerland; and Charlotta Bürger Bäckström from the IVSS Sweden, the International Association Snowsports at Schools and Universities.

Josef Zenhäusern, FIS Consultant for Aid & Promotion, commented: "We had an excellent seminar with well-versed speakers who could present many arguments and courses of action for convincing the regional and national governments about including ski sports as part of school curriculum. The practical examples also highlighted the ways of promoting our sports and addressing practical problems such as teaching the teachers, securing financing and obtaining equipment. There are different issues in different countries, related to national legal framework for example, but based on the enthusiastic discussion, I am sure the participants were left with many actionable ideas from today's seminar."


[edit] Programme

The 8th seminar programme [1]

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1. "Potential Arguments to Establish Ski Sport as Part of the School Curriculum", by Stefan Künzell, Sportpschologe, Universität der Bundeswehr, Neubiberg, Germany [2]

2. "Development of Integration of Ski Sport in Schools in Armenia", by Gagik Sargsyan, Secretary General of Armenian Ski Association [3]

3. "The Support of a Gouvernment for Youth and Children's Skiing", by Lorenz Ursprung, Project Manager Youth Sports, Federal Office of Sports, Magglingen, Switzerland [4]

4. "The Norrköping Model - All Young People on Snow", by Charlotta Bürger Backström, Project Manager, Chairman of IVSS Sweden (International Association Snowsports at Schools and Universities) [5]

5. "Youngsters, the Future of Skiing and FIS", by Sarah Lewis, FIS Secretary General [6]

6. "Update Bring Children to the Snow Project (SnowKidz)", by Riikka Rakic, FIS Communications Manager [7]

7. "SnowKidz activities in Norway", by Helen Ingebretsen, Norwegian Ski Association [8]

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