DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
The Laboratory of Exercise Psychology and Quality of Life focuses on promoting research, teaching, development and implementation of optimal human performance programs, enhancing quality of life through physical education, lifelong exercise and sport participation. The activity of the Laboratory and its members are multi-dimensional and in a wide variety of fields.
The objectives of this ‘Exercise Program for Refugees’ are:
- the promotion of equality in the society, against xenophobia and racism, through sports and physical activities.
- The struggle against all forms of intolerance.
RESULTS AND IMPACT
The active participation in sports and physical activities promotes the ideas of equality in the society, the respect of human rights, the acceptance of others, the intracultural communication, the inclusion, the cooperation, and team building, regardless of sex, race, religion, minority groups, culture, etc.
The initiative engaged refugees, graduate and postgraduate students and academic staff members of the University of Thessaly.