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This project is funded by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

CARNiVAL is pleased to have formed partnerships across the globe. Our International collaborators are:

Dr. Jason Bocarro

North Carolina State University (USA) 

Dr. Bocarro received his PhD. from Texas A&M University in 2001. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire (2001-2005). In 2006, he moved to NC State University in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management. Dr. Bocarro’s research around the issue of how parks, recreation and youth sport programs can increase the physical activity levels and health of children and adolescents. His research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Centers for Disease Control, National Park Service, European Union (EU), National Park Service, National Recreation and Park Association, and sport governing bodies such as USA Hockey and the National Hockey League. In 2011, he was one of 5 researchers in the U.S. to be awarded a policy translation grant from RWJF in recognition of research that has the potential to change public policy. His research has been featured in Time Magazine, the Guardian, National Public Radio, and USA Today.  In 2010, Dr. Bocarro was named the College of Natural Resources Outstanding Teaching of the Year and an NC State Outstanding Teacher and was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. In 2015, he was named Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, awarded in recognition of distinguished service in support of undergraduate teaching. In 2015, Dr. Bocarro was named an NC State Faculty Scholar, awarded to recognize and reward emerging academic leaders among the NC State faculty. Dr. Bocarro has published over 45 peer reviewed research journal publications spanning a number of disciplines including medicine, sociology, public health, psychology, parks and recreation, exercise science and education as well as book chapters and practitioner based publications. He has also conducted a number of trainings and workshops at state, national and international conferences primarily focusing on youth and adolescent issues and physical activity. Dr. Bocarro has also served on a number of committees including NC State’s University Research Committee and is currently serving a 3 year term on the NC State athletic council. He also served on the board of Society for Park and Recreation Educators (2006-2009) and served a 2 year term (2011-2013) as the research co-chair for the National Recreation and Parks Association. Before working in academia, Dr. Bocarro was involved with the development and supervision of youth adventure and sport programs in a variety of places and settings, including London, England; Nova Scotia, Canada; Texas; and New Hampshire.  

Professor Dr. Jorg Koenigsdorfer

Munich University of Technology (Germany)

Joerg studied Sport Management at the University of Bayreuth and the University of California (USA). He finished his PhD in Management at Saarland University in 2008. Joerg was then a postdoc at Saarland University as well as at Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Since November 2012, Joerg is Full Professor and holds the Chair of Sport and Health Management. He is member of the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences and the TUM School of Management.

Joerg is member of the German Association of Sport Economics, the European Association for Sport Management, the European Marketing Academy, and the Association for Consumer Research. In 2008 he won the Young Researcher Award of the European Association for Sport Management. Joerg was assistant editor of Marketing ZFP - Journal of Research and Management in 2009 und 2010. Also, he is member of the editorial board of the European Sport Management Quarterly.

Joerg likes winter sports (telemark, backcountry and cross country skiing), is a tennis player, mountaineer, triathlete, and marathon runner. 

Francisco Melo Nets

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Associate professor and deputy director of the School of Physical Education and Sports of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Coordinator of the project carnival in Brazil.

Kamilla Swart

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa)

Prof Swart completed her doctoral degree in education and sport tourism and graduated from Illinois State University in 2001. She is an Associate Professor in the Tourism and Event Management Department, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and heads up the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa. She was instrumental in driving the 2010 FIFA World CupTM Research Agenda and served as the City of Cape Town’s Research Coordinator for 2010. Kamilla has published on varied topics related to the bidding and impacts of sport tourism events in South Africa and has co-edited three special issues on the 2010 FIFA World CupTM in Alternation, Development Southern Africa and the African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. She is an international partner of the Sport Business School Finland. She serves as Regional Editor (Africa) for the Journal of Destination Marketing & Management and serves on the editorial board of SportsWorld, the journal of Global Sport and a new Taylor & Francis publication, Sport Events, Society and Culture. Kamilla is committed to developing the new generation of sport and tourism researchers.

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