WG1

WG 1 Leader:
Prof. Paulo Rocha: Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, Portugal
paulo.rocha@ipdj.pt

Overall Management, Capacity Building, Dissemination and Exploitation

Objective

To create and operationalise management, communication, Action capacity, dissemination and exploitation and long term sustainability plans and to ensure the timely and high quality achievement of the Action aim, objectives and tasks. WG 1 is focused on management, it integrates the DE-PASS Management Committee and the Core Group Board. The WG1 Leader will have specific focus on European and international networking and alliances and preparing concise growth, harmonisation and sustainability plans. 

Deliverables

WG Descriptor

WG1 Overall Management, Capacity Building, Dissemination and Exploitation – Objective: To create and operationalise management, communication, Action capacity, dissemination and exploitation and long term sustainability plans and to ensure the timely and high quality achievement of the Action aim, objectives and tasks. Plans for all aspects of the Action management and WG2-4 implementation will be finalised by month 4. A Core Group (Co-Chairs, WG Leaders, activity coordinators) reporting to the Management Committee and responsible for the daily progress of the Action will be established.

The Action is transnational and functions in an inter-disciplinary fashion. A primary and long-term objective is to build research capacity and collaboration across all COST Countries and specifically target ITCs and ECIs. The Action will provide leadership roles to ECIs, building capacity for the future. It will systematically extend to Near Neighbour Countries (NNCs) and International Partner Countries (IPCs).

Training Schools and STSMs will be focused on

A Knowledge Transfer Platform (KTP) of policy makers, policy networks, SMEs and organisations is in place. A four-phase dissemination plan will be implemented. The Action will implement a sustainability plan and in this context define and resource a future research strategy, including a Pan-European plan to progress an application to the European Strategy Forum of Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) to recognise “Physical Activity Behaviours and Health” as a European Research Infrastructure.

Participants

Dr. 
Ciaran MacDonncha
Co-Chair, MC Member
University of Limerick
Ireland
Ireland
Prof. 
Laura Capranica
Co-Chair, MC Member
University of Rome Foro Italico
Italy
Italy
Prof. 
Paulo Rocha
MC Member, WG 1 Leader
Faculty of Human Kinetics
Portugal
Portugal

Other Working Groups

WG2

WG2 Evidence Translation - Framework, Consensus and Guidelines - Multi-disciplinary expertise within and outside the DE-PASS Action and published convincing evidence of high quality will be used to achieve this objective. A Best Evidence Statement (BESt) regarding the key setting specific and life course determinants of PABs that should be prioritised and targeted within public policies and interventions will be articulated.

WG3

WG3 PABs Determinant Profile Measurement Toolkit - The new European Physical Activities Determinants Toolkit (EN-PADT) will be validated against objectively measured level of PABs. The measurement of individual determinant profiles include multi-level and multi-disciplinary perspectives, involves individually contributed data and linkages with existing data sources.

WG4

WG4 European Harmonisation of Data Collection - The capacity of all participating countries to deliver high quality harmonised data will be identified. The potential to progressively achieve research harmonisation across DE-PASS partner countries will be defined and proof of concept of: management of multi-nation research harmonisation; cohort baseline data collection; resource consolidation; database linkage and integration; calibration, weighting and population generalisation studies; federated data analysis and excellent data curation will be established.