The UNESCO Chair in Inclusive PE, Sport, Fitness and Recreation in the ITTralee in partnership with the European Observatory of Sports Employment (France); Universidad Poltecnica De Madrid (Spain); Skillsactive UK; Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) & KF Innovative Business Ltd / IHRSA, developed in a two-years period (2013-2015) a programme to equip fitness professionals with sufficient knowledge, competence and skill to work with people with disabilities.
UFIT was launched in Marseille, France, on October 19th 2015 in association with IHRSA’s 15th Annual European Congress and at this launch it was agreed that the Marseille Declaration would follow as an instrument to drive support for inclusion in the Fitness Sector. UFIT has been very well received by leaders in the fitness sector and has been launched in the USA, UK, Spain and Peru. In August 2017 will be launched in Canada
European Life Long Learning Programme