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Associations, Federations and Special Interest Groups

Aware of the importance of international cooperation for the advancement of science, INSTICC works closely together with several other national and international associations and is proud to welcome them as partners in its activities or to arrange initiatives in cooperation with them.

While several forms of partnership are welcome, INSTICC places special value in "Technical Co-Sponsorships", by means of which both associations support each other from a scientific perspective for their mutual benefit. Additionally, in this case, members of partner organizations benefit from the same registration conditions as INSTICC members.

Current Institutional Partners:

European College of Sport Science

The European College of Sport Science is an international non-profit organization founded in Nice, France in 1995. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research, with special attention to the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. The ECSS associates scientists committed to the ECSS mission by individual membership. By organizing annual scientific congresses the ECSS provides a networking platform to share your knowledge.

European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians

The European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians is a medical speciality society comprised of physician members within the European community. The mission of the College is toadvance the competency of sports physicians and the best possible care,for their athletes and the citizens of Europe, by providing continuing education, publishing research; to collaborate with other sports medicine organizations  and serving as a source of information to the public.

International Association of Computer Science in Sport

The International Association of Computer Science in Sport (IACSS), and the predessesor (the WorkingGroup COSISP), have been founded to improve the international cooperation in the field of Computer Science in Sport. Obviously, the internationalization of this discipline is of great importance for the exchange of views, the discussion and presentation of current research results as well as the realization of joint research projects.

Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas

The Portuguese Society Physioterapist (APF), is a non profit association, created in November, 12 th, 1960, and with residence in Rua João Villaret, número 85-A, Urbanização Terplana, 2785-679  S. Domingos de Rana.All national or foreign physioterapists, with an degree in a portuguese or foreign School, approved or equalized according to portuguese law, and residing in Portugal, can register in APF, as long as they are currently practising. There are 6000 estimated practising physioterapists in our country.

Grupo de Interesse em Fisioterapia no Desporto

The Sports Physioterapy Group of Interest is an advisory body of the Portuguese Association of Physiotherapists and a founding member of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy. Aims to represent and promote the physical therapy in sport, to meet the needs of its members, the sporting population, the profession and the general population through clinical practice at the level of sport, research, education and professional development.

Comité Olímpico de Portugal

Valuing sport is a commitment of the entire Olympic family to society, in promoting the values ​​of education, culture and social form this priceless phenomenon that fascinates and excites us. The Olympic Committee of Portugal has a special design to gather and strengthen the bonds between the members of this great family, opening its doors to the community so that, together, we move towards a better future. A future with more and better practitioners. More and better athletes. More and better technicians. More and better leaders. More and better results.

Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica

The Portuguese Society of Biomechanics aims to promote, disseminate and develop research in Portugal in the field of biomechanics.

Federação Portuguesa de Golfe

The Portuguese Golf Federation is the body that oversees Golfing in Portugal, promoting its practice and organizing competitions at both professional and amateur levels. Its mission is to promote and organize tournaments, to select and supervise the National Teams within several categories, to define the rules and to manage federated athletes and their Handicaps.

Federação Portuguesa de Surf

The Portuguese Surfing Federation, or SPF, is an association that manages the Surf, Bodyboard, Skateboard, Longboard, Kneeboard and Skimboarding in Portugal. Has the status of public utility which gives it sport autority. In 2010 it was composed of 10,000 federated athletes of which 2,000 with sports license, 70 clubs, 140 surf schools and two national associations.

Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude

IPDJ, I. P., has the mission the execution of an integrated policy and decentralized in the areas of sport and youth, in close collaboration with public and private entities, namely with sports organizations, youth associations, student and local authorities.
The IPDJ, I. P., intervenes in the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policy in sports, by promoting the generalization of sport, as well as the support for regular sports and high performance through the provision of technical, human and financial. The preservation of ethics in sport is still one of the scopes essential IPDJ, I. P.

Federação Portuguesa de Desporto para Pessoas com Deficiência

The Portuguese Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities (FPDD) is a multisport Federation, endowed with Sports Public Utility, established as a nonprofit association that pursues nationally the development of cumulative practice of diverse sport practices for people with disabilities, in cooperation and respect for national associations per disability area affiliated to them.