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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:

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.

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.

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.

Società Italiana delle Scienze Motorie e Sportive

SISMES (the Italian Society of the Exercise and Sport Sciences) was founded in 2007 with the aim to offer to all the Italian researchers working in the field of the Exercise and Sport Sciences a “home” where to discuss didactic and scientific topics related to such a field. Among the more than 300 participants a huge fraction is of young PhD students and postdoc fellows. Hence SISMES is actually a “young” society!
The main SISMES task is to facilitate the communication and sharing the knowledge organizing both an annual scientific congress and periodical meetings focused on specific topics to increase the horizontal cross fertilization.
SISMES is also proud to have in “Sport Sciences for Health” its official Scientific Journal, edited by Springer (

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.

European Federation of Sport Psychology

The main aim of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) is to promote scientific work in the field of sports psychology. In addition, the Managing Council of FEPSAC, consisting of members from nine different countries, has decided to publish position statements on topical and important questions. The recommendations in the position statements represent the opinion of FEPSAC and are based on scientific knowledge.

Societa’ Italiana Di Anatomia

The Italian Society of Anatomy was founded in 1929 by Nello Beccari, Luigi Castaldi and Emerico Luna under the auspices of Giulio Chiarugi. The first congress was held in Bologna (8-10 October 1929) chaired by Giulio Valenti.
Since December 2004 it changed its name into “ITALIAN SOCIETY OF ANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY” (SIAI).
The institutional aims of Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology are the increase and the promotion of research and teaching in morphological (anatomical and histological) disciplines. Currently it has over 450 members and has reached the 68th National Congress (Ancona, 18-20 September 2014). The official organ of the Society is the “Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology”, in which the proceedings of the annual meeting as an ordinary supplement are published.

IASK - International Association of Sport Kinetics

The aim of the Association will be creating appropriate conditions for further development of human movement science and sport kinetics as a scientific discipline which constitutes a fundamental element in sciences related to sport. IASK will be striving at interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists from numerous related disciplines of science and elementary sciences.The aim of the association is to promote and further develop various branches of scientific research focusing on how to get to know human movement behaviour and physical fitness better. The association concentrates on the problems of movement, physical and health development of children and the young, as well as of adults and the elderly. IASK is specifically interested in movement and physical fitness of sportsmen going in for various disciplines. This in particular, requires us to encourage regular discussions on general, theoretical conception, specific terminology and methods of diagnosing movement development, as well as to study and disseminate physical activity patterns for people at various age. Working towards these goals, the association aims at co-operation and information exchange, and provides conditions for scientific, interdisciplinary discussions among researchers of various branches of basic and applied science.

European Association for Sport Management

The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport in the broadest sense. EASM membership is composed of academics and professionals from the public, voluntary and commercial sectors. EASM has a wide international network of experts and National Organisations in the fields of sport management and has close European and Intercontinental relations (the International Sport Management Alliance). Members of EASM come from nearly 40 different countries, and from every continent.