University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology




Project type: Scientific-Research Projects

Funder: European Commission - Erasmus+ Competitive Project Funding: Sport - ID 101089829

Project duration: 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025

Funding amount: 400,000.00 EUR

Coordinator: University of Ljubljana

Partners: University of Ljubljana (coordinator), University of Granada, University of Zagreb, University of Bozen, University of Jyväskylä, University of Tartu, University of Belgrade, University of Lisbon, European Physical Education Association, International Sport and Culture Association

Project leader: Jurak, Gregor

Role of KIF: Partner

Project leader for KIF: Podnar, Hrvoje

Collaborators: Sorić, Maroje

Monitoring physical fitness to enhance the development of physical literacy in children and adolescents: FitBack4Literacy


FitBack4Literacy will bring together 10 partnering institutions across Europe, alongside several associated international organisations, to expand the established FitBack network (; former Erasmus+ project) across research, educational and sport sectors. The aim of FitBack4Literacy is to design and test an open, transnational fitness monitoring webtool to deliver pertinent feedback to educators, children, youth, and their parents as a means of directly enhancing physical literacy development of children and adolescents.


FitBack4Literacy will focus its activities at the local level (e.g., schools, sport clubs) to accelerate physical literacy development via:

  1. involving teachers and coaches in a co-design process to upgrade the existing FitBack system by constructing a digital toolkit for PE teachers on how to use fitness monitoring to develop physical literacy of adolescents;
  2. leveraging the support of several international sport and physical education associations in engaging stakeholders in an attempt to reduce stigma, and support a positive experience around physical fitness testing;
  3. evaluating the upgraded FitBack reporting system, including a novel, multi-lingual toolkit, which will be tested across eight European-wide sites to determine its feasibility and effectiveness in monitoring fitness and developing physical literacy.


FitBack4Literacy targets multiple UN Sustainable Development goals in its endeavour to disseminate fitness expertise across multiple sectors, supporting fostering long-term, positive health outcomes in youth.


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