APA Actors and Networks
Many different actors and networks work in the field of APA in Finland. At the national level the most significant actors are the ministries and different associations. In local level the most important actors are the Sport Departments in municipalities, associations and clubs offering adapted physical activities.
The Finnish Society of Sport Sciences (FSSS) has a long history as a supporter and promoter of APA. FSSS communicates and coordinates research and educational opportunities in the field of APA. FSSS has executed many national level APA promotion projects. In addition, FSSS is a coordinator for Adapted Physical Activity education and research workgroup that consists of APA professionals and is also a member of the council of municipal APA instructors.
Picture: Mikkelin seudun Invalidit ry.