Joel Pereira

Sports and Leisure School - Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo
Theme 4 - Inclusive Outdoor

Joel Pereira is professor at Sports and Leisure School, Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo, since 2011, teaching in Bachelors (Sports and Leisure) and Master degree of Outdoor Sports (he`s the Head of the Master Course in Outdoor Sports). 

At investigation level he is strongly interested in Adventure Tourism, Outdoor Sports, Accessible Sports and Tourism, Cycling, Quality, Safety and Risk Management.

Has presented papers in several national and international conferences/ seminars.
It`s a member of several Quality Technical Committees and Working Groups as expert at a national level (www.ipq)) and European level (

Has been project leader of several projects at national and European level. 
He has strong skills in event management and has been organizing and coordinating several events of different scopes and dimensions (e.g., seminars, workshop`s, sport tourism events; sport tourism travels; sports competitions; adventure challenges; festivals; sport, leisure and tourism field weeks; training courses). 

He has also been collaborating with public and civilian institutions such as ICN-F, CIM Alto Minho, ADERE-PG, in several projects related with sport, leisure and tourism.

He loves to be abroad, collaborating and has been participating in Erasmus Teaching Mobility’s since 2011 in several higher education institutions and private companies. 

He`s a shareholder of Tobogã – Desporto, Aventura e Lazer, Lda. (, a touristic company. 

He is a nature and adventure addict, participating in several nature sport events, more often in canyoning activities.