PARTNER 3 - INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE VIANA DE CASTELO - PORTUGAL
Luis Paulo Rodrigues
Director of the ESDL Melgaço
Sport and Leisure School has been involved project, events and research on aging and health. Since aged population is one of the majors subject in recent research, our staff and graduate students has produced important investigation on such topic. The school is keen to be involved on the present project. It is our expectation to produce valuable research in order to provide further knowledge in promoting active life style for health in aged population.
The Director of ESDL of Melgaço Professor Doutor Luis Paulo Rodrigues
Partner:Partner 3 - INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE VIANA DE CASTELO - PORTUGAL
The Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute (IPVC) was founded in 1980. Is a regional institution, whose
aims are a qualified human, cultural, scientific, technical and professional training, to carry out necessary
research to accomplish its mission and to cooperate with the regional community of Alto-Minho. The IPVC is
made up of six Schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, these last very often in collaboration
with national and international polytechnics and universities. The IPVC has implemented its existence on
the regional, national and international levels.
Since its foundation, IPVC has participated in the development of research projects and provide services
to the community. Thus, several national projects and international cooperation, in which the IPVC is/was
involved: Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, LLP - Erasmus; Erasmus Mundus; Equal; Interreg; PO North; Rainbow; Prodep;
Focus; European Science Foundation; Leonardo da Vinci.
IPVC Quality Management System is internationally certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000, at the following
processes: Education - Undergraduate Courses level, R&D activities and their Supporting Processes.
The IPVC is made up of six Schools. One of the schools is the School of Sport and Leisure (ESDL) which have
been developing important scientific knowledge on Promoting sport and health-enhancing physical activity
(HEPA). Among the several developed projects, ESDL was involved as IP on 1) Monitoring the health-related
status of Alto-Minho (NUT III) population; 2) Promotion of physical activity and healthy life styles among
aged population, in which events were created – Olympic 4 all – as aim to integrate physical activity on
elderly routines; 3) Monitoring physical capacity and motor development on young school population (6 to
16 years). It was implemented on primary and secondary school plan an year-based assessment of physical,
morphological and skills capacities, under a design of follow up from 5th to 12th schoolyear.
Specific tasks of the organization within the project:
WP3 - Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Control
WP4 - STUDY “Physical fitness and cognitive performance of the aged population” Test and implement the concept of Intergenerational Olympics;
6.1 - Training of technicians
Pedro Bezerra - Teacher / Researcher - Director of the School of Sport and Leisure
João Camões - Teacher / Researcher - Sport and Leisure School
Ana Braga Silva - Teacher / Researcher - Sport and Leisure School