August 2017

EAS President Prof. Dr. Laura Capranica (University of Rome, ITA)together with EAS Treasurer Prof. Dr. Mojca Doupona Topic (University of Ljubljana (SLO) repesented the EAS Network on invitation of FISU Executive Committee during a session at the Universiade in Taipei.
Moderated by FISU Executive Member Dr. Verena Burk (University of Tübingen, GER), Prof. Capranica took the chance to point out the importance of the “Dual Career” of student athletes as the upcoming opinion Leader in the their societies and by that reason the importance of an “investment” in their education during the lifetime within elite sport.
Foto credit group pic: Fernando Parente
She as well mentioned the upcoming annual EAS Conference 2017 (12.-14. September 2017) included in the 2017 Sport Summit in Aarhus (DEN) and invited the ausdience to participate in that outstanding meeting this year in Aarhus, which will see lots of experts from all over Europe an will be followed by representatives of the EU Commission as well.
 
For more information about the program see her: http://conferences.au.dk/ense-sportsummit2017/programme/
We are looking forward to meet you in Aarhus, if you want to learn more about Dual Career in Europe nowadays, several successful initiatives and projects.
 

On July 24, 2017, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has published the results for the call Erasmus+Sport-Call for proposals EAC/A03/2016.

The recent call focused the following priorities:
– Health-enhanching psysical activity and the European Week of Sport;
– Dual career & Volunteering;
– Combatting doping and match-fixing – Good governance;
– Social inclusion & Combatting violence, racism and discrimination;

Applications could have been submitted for Not-for-profit European sport events, Small Collaborative partnerships and Collaborative partnerships. 160 projects have been selected for funding; 66 Collaborative Partnerships, 84 Small Collaborative Partnerships and 10 Not-for-profit European sport events, and 2 additional have been placed on a reserve list.

EAS member institutions are partners or leading applicants of many of the 15 selected projects in the field  Collaborative partnerships – Group of priorities 2 (Dual career & Volunteering)

EAS itself is an official partner in a project focussing on athletes migration: “Dual Career and qualification in sports (AMID)” submitted by the PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITY SALZBURG, and Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics  (EMPATIA)” ABS Aarhus The EMPATIA project_correct submitted by the UNIVERSITY LJUBLJANA.

The success of that applications is based on the dedicated work of experts within the EAS network who are taking care on all aspects of athletes career development and implementation of the 2012 launched “EU Guidelines for Dual Career”.

Following the founding idea of Bengt Nybelius (SWE) and Risto Keskitalo (FIN), to build up an european wide network of institutions, which run certain programs for the “Dual Career” of athletes, the work done within the EAS network had been fundamental for the growing number of experts in the field of dual career, researches and scientific reviews and the continuously raised awareness of that issue within European Sport Policy.

The strong cooperation with the EU Sport Unit allowed EAS to be seen nowadays not just as a network of institutions than as well as a network of experts, who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise beyond each other and those institutions who are trying to develop their own strategy for dual career programs.

By that reason EAS like to emphasize researchers and experts to take part in the upcoming special issue of the journal Sport in Society (Guest Editors: Dr. Florian Kiuppis and Dr. Natalia Stambulova), titeled :“Transitions in Sport Life”.

Researchers in sport sciences are invited to send their contributions (8,000 words maximum) for a better understanding of transitions in sport, including dual career.

Further information is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com