FitBack conference 2022

How do you establish an effective physical fitness monitoring system?


The 1st International FitBack conference 2022 will present results from the FitBack project, introducing this new, collaborative network to policy-makers, scientists, and professionals within the sport, education and public health sectors.

FitBack’s full title is the “Support of Development of Systems for Monitoring Physical Fitness of Children and Adolescents” and engages all people at the local, regional, national and European level. The FitBack conference 2022 will disseminate state-of-the art knowledge on how to establish an effective physical fitness monitoring system in your region, and will present its user platform so that participants can learn directly from international experts on this important and timely topic.

The FitBack conference 2022 will disseminate state-of-the art knowledge on how to establish an effective physical fitness monitoring system in your region.

The FitBack conference 2022 will be held on the 23rd of May, organized by the Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is one of many complementary events which have taken place during the Slovenian presidency to the Council of the EU. You are cordially invited to participate in all events listed below!

Sep 23rd: various events during Slovenian national Sport holiday


Sep 24th: Lifelong Physical Activity Conference



May 23rd: 1st FitBack conference 2022




Please see below for some useful tools and additional information available. Our partners understand that any documents which appear here are shared with the intention that they will be used within the public domain.

  1. Overview of physical fitness data pooling for FitBack database
  2. European national representative databases of sex- and age-specific centile values for Alpha fit physical fitness test battery
  3. An overview of measurement characteristics for specific physical fitness tests
  4. The key guidelines for designing a monitoring system for the physical fitness of children and adolescents
  5. Summary of SWOT analysis of the best practices of fitness monitoring in Europe
  6. Comparison of best practices in monitoring of children and adolescents’ fitness
  7. The criteria for health risk assessment in children and adolescents for each physical fitness component
  8. FitBack web platform English texts


The Fitback Conference 2022 will be held in person and livestreamed on the web.

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Time (CEST) Topic
8.45-9.00 Welcome coffee and fruit
9.00-9.10 Welcome speech
9.10-9.20 About FitBack
Gregor Jurak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
9.20-9.40 Fitness is the foundation of physical literacy
Claude Scheuer, European Physical Education Association (EUPEA)
9.40-10.20 FitBack is data-driven: overview of data collected and analysed
Francisco Ortega, University of Granada, Faculty of Sport Sciences
10.20-10.40 FitBack fitness health-risk criteria
Maroje Sorić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
10.40-11.15 Guided physically active break and coffee
11.15-11.40 FitBack Reports: creating interactive and PDF reports
Bojan Leskošek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
11.40-11.50 The European fitness map
Gregor Jurak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
11.50-12.00 FitBack 10 steps to establish a fitness monitoring system
Tuija Tammelin, LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health
12.00-12.20 Piloting FitBack solutions
Attilio Carraro, University of Bolzano, Faculty of Education
12.20-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.55 Roundtable discussion on key topic in monitoring fitness (e.g. increasing physical literacy of population, reference values, GDPR issues, addressing policy makers to establish fitness monitoring system): panellists receive questions from the audience
14.55-15.00 Guided physically active break
15.00-15.15 Closing of conference

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