Partners and acknowledgements

Our partners

The FitBack project has been developed in collaboration with 10 European partners who have a demonstrated track record specific to physical fitness assessment of children and adolescents. This project is coordinated by the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport, Slovenia which has more than 30 years’ experience monitoring physical fitness nationally. Organisations from other countries are welcome to become partners of this European network.

  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport, Slovenia (ULJ)  
  • Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF)  
  • Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon (FMH-UL)  
  • Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Likes, Finland (Likes)
  • University of Granada, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Spain (UGR)  
  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education (UBG)  
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology (UZG)   
  • University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine (UT)  
  • The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Education (UB)  
  • European Physical Education Association, Switzerland (EUPEA)  


See the whole FitBack network 


FitBack acknowledges the contribution of all the authors and organisations that conducted the fitness studies and agreed to share their datasets which have acted as the empirical backbone to generating the FitBack European fitness reference values. See the author’s groups contributing with links to the articles/websites. The FitBack consortium would especially like to thank the generous support and contributions of Dr. Grant Tomkinson from University of North Dakota, for sharing pseudo-data (using Monte-Carlo simulation), generated from his research team’s previously-collected European datasets and descriptive data on child physical fitness with the FitBack consortium.  

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