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  doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D.

Emanuel Hurych is an associate professor at the Faculty of Sport Studies of Masaryk University in Brno. His research is primarily focused on the philosophy of sport, he is a member of the executive committee of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport, member of the British Philosophy of Sport Association, the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and some other international societies orientated towards social studies in sport. He brought some investigations of spiritual health within the philosophical and sociological discourses. He is the main author of the book Spirituality of Movement Activities (2013) and he has been developing a concept of the secularized spirituality of movement. His publications are devoted to the phenomenon of competition, authenticity in sport and spirituality of human movement. He is an active runner and a specific part of his work is devoted to running in the ontological, ethic and aesthetic perspectives.


  prof. Damir Knjaz, Ph.D.

Damir Knjaz is the Dean at the Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb with 19 years of teaching experience in Ph.D. level curricula in Kinesiology (Basketball) and research projects coordination in Croatia. Is recognised both internationally and locally for his work in planning and programming in basketball training, motor learning and performance, coaching science, for adapting and introducing the “Mini Basketball” programme in elementary schools in Croatia as well as for promoting and educating on the importance of physical exercise and healthy eating and living. Damir Knjaz is member of the International Ski Instructors Association, the National Paralympic Committee and the Board of Directors of the Foundation Paralympian, the International Committee of NABC and an external member of the Research Committee of NABC, a representative of Croatia at FIBA’s Youth Commission.


Assoc. Prof Piotr Oleśniewicz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław; Vice-Director of the Institute of Tourism and Recreation, Head of the Chair of Tourism and the Department of Sociocultural Foundations for Tourism. Associate Professor at the WSB University, Institute of Tourism and Recreation. Chancellor’s Proxy for strategy and development at the Humanitas University in Sosnowiec. Founder of the European Foundation for Gifted Children and of the Foundation of the Scientific and Research Institute ‘Didascalos’. Earlier, Vice-Rector at the Collegium Glacense University in Nowa Ruda, Vice-Rector at the College of Management ‘Edukacja’ in Wrocław. Research interests: senior tourism, educational tourism, physical activity.

 prof. Dr. Rado Pišot

He was one of the initiators of University of Primorska and the first dean of Faculty og Education in Koper. He is the founding father of institute for Kinesiology research (IKARUS) which is operating within the Science and Research Centre of the University of Primorska (UP ZRS) and has its laboratory at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital. He is also a member of Science council in Science and research centre, University of Primorska and a member of Senate at University of Primorska. For his science work he was awarded with reward of UP; Science and Research Centre »Glasnik znanosti« (Promoter of Science), with award of the University of Primorska »Zlata plaketa« and the award of Economy of Primorska »Primorski um 2007« (for transfer the science to economy). In December 2007, he became vice rector for science and research at the University of Primorska. In 2009 he was appointed as a full professor and research councillor at the University of Primorska.