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Launch of a research-action program

Tuesday 28 January 2020
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Wednesday 29 January 2020.


Press Release. PLAY International launches action research program. 

Play International is launching a new initiative to create new collective solutions to the challenge of education and social inclusion. The NGO presents 4 first projects aimed at consolidating and developing new methodologies for education professionals. Within the framework of Playlab* and with the support of scientific research, the aim is to promote social innovation through sport in order to : 

  1. Developing Basic Knowledge, beginning with Mathematics

  2. Allowing children with autistic spectrum disorders to develop their cognitive sensory, emotional and social skills. 

  3. Promote learning through sports games, by evaluating the Playdagogie method.

  4. Analyze the effects of the "Ejo**" education project in Senegal, Burundi and Kosovo.


These projects will each last three years in partnership with the VIPS2 Rennes Laboratory, the L-VIS Lyon Laboratory, Plaisir Maths and with the support of the first partners : The Agence Française de Développement and the Commissioner General for the Equality of the Territories.

Incubateur playlab

A conference to strengthen the collective approach

On Wednesday 29 January 2020, PLAY, located at the EM Lyon in Paris (6.30pm), brings together nearly 150 people from the fields of education and research, social and solidarity economy, humanitarian, economic and public action. This conference is an opportunity to give the floor to research players and education experts:

Geneviève CABAGNO, Assistant Director of the Laboratory Violence, Innovations, Policies, Socializations & Sports (VIPS 2), University Rennes.
Carole GOMEZ, Specialized Researcher on the Impact of Sport in International Relations at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS).
Emmanuelle BONNET OULALDJ, Co-President of the Federation of Sports & Gymnics of Labor (FSGT)
Florent MARTIN, Head of Education & Social Innovation at Playlab.
Thierry Picq, Director early maker development, EM Lyon.

* The Playlab is the collective and international device dedicated to social innovation through sport. Its role : promote the emergence and acceleration of solutions using to address societal issues. 

** Ejo is a sport education project launched in October 2019 that will benefit more tan 80,000 children in Liberia, Burundi, Senegal and Kosovo.