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EXECUTIVE REPORT 2013 CEO-UAB continues considering as a valuable asset for international projection maintaining and broadening its network of public administration and academic and research relations. In this sense, the alliance with the UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) has been strengthened in 2013 to promote activities in the area of the sport and the environment; the Barcelona City Council’s General Library has joined the project Barcelona Olímpica; and documentary support or scientific advice has been provided to the Organising Committee of the Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2017 or the Technical Office of the Barcelona-Pyrenees 2022 Olympic Bid. It is also worth highlighting the sustained growth of collaborations in teaching, academic and research activities and projects with European universities (University of Sport of Cologne, University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Loughborough University, University of Mainz and University of East London) and American universities (Southern California University, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul and Universidade Gama Filho), which contribute to consolidate the international presence and projection of the Centre. Research and transfer In 2013, CEO-UAB has maintained the collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through two activities. Firstly, CEO-UAB has completed the work to create an online platform on Olympic education, one of the pillars of the strategy Olympic Values Educational Programme (OVEP) as a continuity of the collaboration started in 2006 with the Educational and Cultural Services of the Olympic Museum Lausanne. And secondly, Dr. Emilio Fernández Peña, CEO-UAB’s Director, was in charge of the script and texts for the permanent exhibition on the history of media and the Olympic Games and the proposal of applications for the section on the audio-visual production of the Olympic Games for the new Olympic Museum Lausanne. CEO-UAB also has opened collaboration as partner of the international research project on the values associated to the Olympic Games, the Olympic Idea-Nowadays, leaded by the Institut für Sportwissenchaft Mainz and with Universidade Gama Filho de Rio de Janeiro and the Technisque Universität München as partners. The Centre has also promoted the creation of the Observatory of Sport and Social Cohesion, a joint project with the Olympic and Health Studies Group at the Physical Education Faculty at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. In 2013, CEO-UAB has collaborated with the Catalan School Sport Associations Group in the project “Healthy habits Olympiad” and is developing educational materials aimed to introduce Olympic and sport values in schools in Catalonia, based on the agreement with the IOC to publish in Catalan the book Teaching Values: an Olympic Education Toolkit. Within the framework of the collaboration agreement with the Barcelona Sport Institute, CEOUAB has developed an activity line on the management of information and knowledge generated from and about sporting events held in the city of Barcelona. Finally, in the area of sport history, CEO-UAB has started an oral history project on Catalan Olympians participating in the Rome 1960 Olympiad and has analysed the Spanish Olympic bid for the 1972 Olympic Games.

CEO-UAB: Executive report 2013

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