Welcome Dra. Verónica Violant Holz

Welcome Message from the ICPESS President

Dra. Verónica Violant Holz

Department of Didactics and Educational Organization. Faculty of Education. University of Barcelona, Spain
Chief Investigator of the acknowledged research group (SGR, 1314) Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Pediatrics
Director of the International Observatory of Hospital Pedagogy
Scientific Advisors of the Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH) Co-Founder

It is an honour and a pleasure to welcome all of you on behalf of the University of Barcelona (UB) to the 6th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (7th ICPESS 2020 Barcelona), scheduled for December 13th – 16th, 2022 in Barcelona.


When Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN suggested me the possibility of carrying out the organization of this Conference, I felt it was a challenge and a dream that now begins to become true. This 6th Conference is going to be celebrated here in the city of Barcelona thanks to many different entities, which are joining forces and working together to do so. Entities such as the Faculty of Education and the Professional Development Institute of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona Sports Institute of the Barcelona City Council, the Core Group International, the consolidated Research Group Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Paediatrics (SGR1314), the International Observatory in Hospital Pedagogy, all of them working with the support of The Foundation for Global Community Health.


The central topic of the Conference is Education, Well-Being and Quality of life from a global perspective, where Physical Education and Sport Sciences represent the transversal axis where the topic spins. The central topic of the 6th Conference focusses on the following pedagogical themes:

    1. Education and Health, as we want to build a bridge to connect them;
    2. Justice and Citizenship, where the citizens take a relevant role as users and health agents, opening a space to the contextualize, ensure and guarantee protective factors to specific groups of populations, such as people who are under protective measures or freedom-restricted;
    3. Culture and Business, considering respect and ethics as relevance and where companies promote health and participate in the citizenship’s quality of life;
    4. Organization and Knowledge, where organization and institutional management, training and professionalization that are offered by public and private institutions favour the good functioning and the development of the sustainability agenda 2030 enacted by UNESCO.


This Conference pretends to develop and integrate the three following goals from the 2030 UNESCO agenda:
• 3rd Goal – Health and Well-Being,
• 4th Goal – Quality Education,
• 11th Goal – Citizenship and Sustainable Communities.


So, because all these considerations, all our actions during the Conference will be reflecting values such as Equality, Sustainability, Globalization and Quality.


We hope that this is something of your interest and we invite you to participate in the 7th ICPESS BARCELONA in December 13th – 22th, 2022. Together we will generate a great network to promote Education, Well-Being and Quality of life for everyone.

Dra. Verónica Violant Holz

ICPESS President