Workshop presenter

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education,

Full Prof. Ivana Milanović, PhD is working at Department of Physical Education on Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Her main research interests include Physical Fitness, Physical Activity and Nutrition, Didactics of PE and Motor Development of children and youth. At this moment, she is one of the coordinators of the research project „Development and application of software for monitoring the physical fitness of students in primary and secondary education“ implemented by the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Sports and Physical Education and Faculty of Organizational Sciences) and the Ministry of Education (The Institute for Assessment of Education Quality in Serbia).


Project FitBack4Literacy brings together 10 partner institutions across Europe, alongside several associated international organizations, to expand the established FitBack network (; former Erasmus + project) across research, educational, and sports sectors. The aim of FitBack4Literacy is to design and test an open, transnational fitness monitoring web tool to deliver pertinent feedback to educators, children, youth, and their parents as a means of directly enhancing Physical Literacy (PL) development for all. Project FitBack4Literacy focuses its activities at the local level (e.g., schools, sport clubs) to accelerate pediatric PL development via:

1) Involving teachers and coaches in a co-design process to upgrade the existing Fitback system by constructing a PL toolkit containing group reports and learning materials,

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, and

3) Evaluating the upgraded FitBack reporting system, including a novel, multi-lingual PL toolkit, which will be tested across eight European-wide sites to determine its feasibility and effectiveness in improving PL.

All these activities are conducted across varied sectors, socio-cultural environments, and child fitness levels. In this way, FitBack4Literacy targets multiple UN Sustainable Development goals to disseminate fitness expertise across multiple sectors, supporting fostering long-term, positive health outcomes in youth.

European Commission Erasmus+ Programme: Sport  – ID 101089829

Project period: 01.01.2023 – 31.12.2025

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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