Call for papers – International symposium « City and sport » – May 10-12, 2017 – Brest (France)

The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Sport (GRITS – University of Brest) is pleased to announce the holding of an international conference « City and sport ». This international symposium will take place from May 10 to 12, 2017, in Brest (France).

Nowadays, cities are taking into account the impact that sport can have on urban development. Actions include Local Sports Projects, large-scale sports events, the implementation of neighbourhood sports-based inclusion and integration measures, and the consideration of sport in urban renovation projects. If the renewal of sports services’ structures and objectives, the setting up of complementary support systems by the French national sports movement and even the use of sport as a symbolic tool for regional development are anything to go by, then it can be safely said that sport is sweeping across cities.

The objective of this international symposium is to examine the close and complex ties that unite cities and sport. At a time when territorial rescaling (metropolization, regionalization, etc.) is taking place at the national, European and global level, such questioning seems to be just as crucial for the municipal services in charge of socio-cultural, educational and sports affairs as it is for the local stakeholders involved in the sports movement.

General informations about the symposium :

Langages : French / English

Abstracts – submission deadline : October 15, 2016

Contact :

For the organisation committee : Julien Fuchs, Charlotte Parmantier, Thierry Michot, Alain Vilbrod, Sylvaine Derycke, Tanguy Philippe.