NORTHERN GREECE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (E.G.V.E.)
The Northern Greece Physical Education Teachers Association (EGVE) is both the professional and scientific representative of the Physical Education majors, with more than 9.000 members, founded in 1954. It is the only official bearer of education and information for the Physical Education graduates in Macedonia and Thrace, extending its activities all over Greece and Cyprus. Our logo is Aristotle (384 – 322 BC), ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, born at Stagira, Chalkidiki, Macedonia. Along with Plato, considered Father of Western Philosophy, influencing any form of knowledge known to the modern world. He was the Teacher of Alexander the Great. His views on physical literacy profoundly shaped nowadays’ views on sports and physical education.
During the last 28 years it has developed multifaceted activities, contributing in the growth of reflection on Physical Education and Sports in Greece, assisting significantly the scientific evolution and growth of both through the successful events that has organized, such as international and national congresses or symposiums on special topics (23 international, 20 national congresses and 15 symposiums and conventions, one European Congress for Fighting Doping in Sports [T.R.E.A.D. action of the E.U.’s Directorate General for Education and Culture], 4 national congresses on aerobics and numerous seminars, etc).
The Association’s activities include the promotion of professional and scientific issues of its members, the organization of educational and other events, as well as the participation in events with an intense social character such as the battle against drug use and doping in sports or the physical education and sport for the handicapped.
EGVE is, also, the editor and owner of the first journal on physical education and sports in Greece (“Hellenic Journal on Physical Education and Sport”, ISSN: 106-4196), the only one published on a steady annual quarterly sequence in the country. Additionally, a newsletter (“Physical Education and Sport”) is published quarterly and distributed – free of charge – to 9.000 members and selected recipients covering geographically all Greece and Cyprus. Its website (www.egve.gr) provides information to thousands of visitors every year.
Recently (2016-2017), EGVE implemented the transnational European program M.A.P.S. – Multisport Against Physical Sedentary – under the ERASMUS+ Sport Programme, and under the same European program implemented for the period 2018-2019 the MULTI-SPORT program (Multi-disciplinary modules for a healthy, safe & comprehensive approach to sport), for the period 2019-2020 implements the W4AL – «Walk for All for Life» program and for the period 2020-2021 implements the «PAYAMOS» program.
EGVE still has achieved the parallel and permanent collaboration with the academic community and thus has contributed decisively in the configuration with regard to the Physical Education and Sport in Greece, which are absolutely argued scientifically as well as compatible with the current social and athletic trends in Greece and internationally. The various Departments of Physical Education and Sport Science of all Greek universities, the Municipality of Thessaloniki and others Municipalities from all over Greece, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace, the Ministry of Sport, the Region of Central Macedonia, the General Secretariat of Sport, the National Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.), the Olympic solidarity and the Foundation for Olympic Education are among those public and private organizations and foundations that EGVE cooperates with great success.