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The professorship designs, initiates and undertakes research in the field of sport-related educational theory, so that everyone can enjoy sport in a safe setting.
The 2012 incident involving assistant referee Van de Nieuwenhuizen propelled the theme of a safe sporting climate up the national agenda. However, promoting appropriate behaviour and tackling inappropriate behaviour in and around sport depend on social awareness and cooperation. In the context of the professorship's activities, NOC*NSF, Windesheim, various municipalities and (educational) institutions work together to develop responses to issues at the interface of sport, exercise and safety.