Aija Klavina

President of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

I am pleased to invite you to the 17th European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA), that will take place in the beautiful city of Seville (Spain) from June 11-14, 2024. The EUCAPA has always been a remarkable event that fosters the exchange of research and practice in the field of adapted sport and physical activity. This Congress brings together academics, researchers, students, stakeholders, and practitioners from around the world to promote research and professional excellence in adapted physical activity on a global scale.

Aligned with the Congress theme «Participation and Inclusion in Sports for Quality of Life: Paris 2024 Horizon,» we envision this congress as an ideal platform to promote mutually beneficial partnerships among all participants. The upcoming Paris Paralympic Games in 2024 will be a significant theme of discussion within this Congress, encompassing the large variety of topics in adapted sport.
EUCAPA 2024 will facilitate an excellent exchange of ideas through practical workshops and presentation sessions. This Congress promises to be an unforgettable event, offering a breadth of meaningful content and professional networking opportunities. Also, you will have the opportunity to experience the Spanish culture and appreciate the beauty of Seville!

Francisco Oliva Blázquez

Rector of Pablo de Olavide University

The Pablo de Olavide University, as a public institution, works daily to be fully accessible and inclusive, thus guaranteeing Higher Education training to all citizens. Since its inception, it has been characterized by its strong social commitment and its advocacy for sports as a fundamental tool in pursuing these objectives.
In this regard, I would like to welcome the European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA), organized by the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA) in collaboration with our Faculty of Sports Sciences, which will take place on our campus. Once again, the Faculty of Sports Sciences is committed to providing high-quality education, promoting innovation and research, allowing it to achieve high standards in national and international rankings.

I am confident that these working sessions will contribute to advancing the study and research of Sports Sciences, especially in the field of adapted physical activity. Promoting and disseminating experiences, results, and findings in this area of ​​knowledge is essential to progress towards full inclusion and its practical application for the benefit of people throughout their lives. As Rector, I invite you to get to know our university, convinced that this academic meeting will be a great success

Javier Pérez Tejero

Ariel Villagra Astudillo

Chairs of Scientific Committee

It is a great pleasure for us, as Chairs of the Scientific Committee, to send you our warmest greetings and invite you to attend the European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA 2024). Organized by the University Pablo de Olavide and the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA). The Congress will bring together researchers and academics of recognized prestige and, especially, will be attended by professionals of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences working in the field of people with disabilities.

Both EUFAPA and the Organizing Committee have been working to ensure that the Congress meets all their expectations for a scientific and academic program of the highest level. The event will be a propitious place to exchange experiences and learn about innovative intervention proposals in the field of people with disabilities. The city of Seville, known as the «Pearl of the Guadalquivir» or, as many prefer to call it, «the sister of Rome, the other eternal city», awaits you.

Gerardo Bielons

Chair of the Congress
Director Events GB

On behalf of the regional congress-organizer Events GB, I am pleased to welcome you all to the 17th European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity. It is a big pleasure for us to organize the next edition of the congress in Spain. Hosted by our partner city Sevilla and the outstanding academic institution “Universidad Pablo de Olavide” this congress brings together academics, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists and rehabilitation professionals from all over the world!
The EUCAPA takes place to promote, facilitate and coordinate European cooperation in research and professional provision of services in Adapted Physical Activity (APA) for people with disabilities. In a diverse and changing democratic society it is necessary to show leadership in the delivery of education and professional collaboration in this relevant field.
The congress provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge and to contribute to innovative changes. All EUFAPA members, colleagues and students are invited to participate in this unique scientific and academic program! I’m sure, it will be an amazing and enriching experience for everyone!

I would like to thank EUFAPA for the opportunity to host this event and our sponsors, partners, collaborators, suppliers for all their support and for sharing the same vision.

See you in Seville in June 2024!