The Lithuanian Sports University in the city of Kaunas offers an ideal setting for an international conference aiming to deepen several aspects of the 28th ICPAFR Symposium’s theme that is: “Physical Activity and Fitness: Challenges and New Perspectives”.

Throughout history, physical activity has been differently considered in various parts of the world, however, all cultures assigned to physical activity an important role. In western countries it became part of the formal education process as “physical education”. However, despite the efforts of many scientists, inactivity seems to increase among most ages in different countries and this is one of the big challenges that many continental areas are facing.

ICPAFR and LSU hope, with this symposium, to be able not only to thoroughly determine the challenges that we must face globally, but also to intercept the new perspectives that are set up worldwide.

On behalf of ICPAFR, I warmly welcome you to our next  28th Symposium in Kaunas, Lithuania, in August 2016!

Prof. Franco Viviani

ICPAFR President