Author: jfoerster

In creating the www.icdc.eu pilot program not only scientific sources were consulted. Best practices in Dual Career have also been researched. To identify the best practices in Dual Career, work visits have been paid to Olympic Committees, elite sport centers, elite sport clubs, schools / universities and other institutes. At all these organisations key players (amongst others managers, coaches, Dual Career support providers, athletes, etc.) have been asked their opinion on effective Dual Career support in sport clubs.

The project “Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers” focuses on developing optimal conditions for Dual Career and improve the Dual Career awareness at sports clubs, good coordination regarding education and sports clubs, developing a Dual Career team with specialists and corresponding Dual Career support. These are the important pillars of the project and in the study we have focused on successful practical examples that focus on the aspects of these pillars. Given the fact that the Dual Career concept is not always firmly anchored in sports clubs, inspiration was deliberately sought in other domains and organizations as well. The starting point has always been that a working method or structure can easily be integrated into the practice of a sports club.


The 4-pillar scheme shows the pillars underlying this project and therefore also the study. Each pillar is further explained in a chapter in this guidebook. For each pillar, relevant scientific insights are discussed and the best practices that form the basis of the pilot programme and can inspire more sports clubs to professionalize their Dual Career policy are explained. Each building block in each pillar represents a paragraph of that chapter. Each chapter concludes with a best practice in which the most important elements of the pillar are highlighted in ‘In the spotlight’. These highlighted best pratices together form the Champions League for sports organisations in Dual Career!

On February 12th 2019, the University Sport Centre of Padova (CUS Padova) hosted the Kick-off meeting of “Sport Opens School”, the project that aims to enhance the teaching of physical education in high schools, taking advantage of the positive role that sport can play as a tool for education and as a catalyst for positive universal values.

Funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, “Sport Opens School” is a two-year project which will involve four high schools called to act as “pilot”: “Newton – Pertini” Institute of Higher Education in Camposampiero (Italy), Budapest VI. Kerületi Kölcse y Ferenc Gimnázium (Hungary), Liceul cu Program Sportiv Bacau (Romania) and Instituto N.ª Sra da Encarnação – Cooperativa de Ensino, Benedita (Portugal).

The goal to be achieved is the creation of an innovative teaching module that physical education teachers will experiment in the pilot schools to increase the participation of teenagers in sport. The new teaching module will be based on three main pillars: health education; fair play education; and development of skills and abilities necessary for the personal fulfilment of young people and their future employability.

The quality of the new teaching program is guaranteed by a multidisciplinary team of trainers made of representatives of the European Athlete as Student network (EAS), the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), the School Inspectorate of Bacău County (ISJ Bacau) and CUS Padova, as well as, by a participatory approach that will allow teachers of physical education and their students to be directly involved in all stages of implementation.

The Kick-off meeting in the University sport facilities involved Laura Capranica of the European Athlete as Student network (EAS); Marianna Pavan, Daniela Drago and Mario Massimo Ferrarese (CONI – Italy); Ana Maria Rotaru and Mihaela Frant (ISJ Bacau – Romania); José Vinagre (ECB – Portugal); Szilvia Ferenczi (KFG – Hungary); Annalisa Caicci (Newton-Pertini – Italy); Francesco Uguagliati, Marta Gravina, Riccardo Garavello, Laura Brazzarola, Carlo Frangioni (CUS Padova – Italy).

Kick-off-Meeting of EU funded “Dual Career” project. “STARTING 11” took place at Amsterdam University of Applied Science (AUAS) at 6./7. February.

That project unites leading European institutions in dual career research and practice, to create the very first European Dual Career Toolkit. The lead is taken by the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, Partners are:

– Athletes as Students Network (EAS – Malta)
– Creps Toulouse (CREPS – France)
– German University Sport Federation (adh – Germany)
– Sportlycee Luxembourg (SplL – Luxembourg)
– Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS – England)

Aim of the project is to develop tailored tools to the specific demand of dual career service providers in the EU member states. Using an integrated approach, STARTING 11 empowers key actors in sport, education and the labour market to provide high quality services to athletes in all stages of their sporting career, reaching from school level to the stage of retirement from sport.

EAS is represented in that project by Prof. Laura Capranica (Foro Italico) and Ole Keldorf (Eliteidraet Scole Aarhus – ESAA).

The new year 2019 started with a visit of EAS President, Prof. Laura Capranica, at EAS member institution INSEP in Paris (France).

In focus of the meeting had been, the new developed platform for elite French athletes called “PORTAIL DE SUIVI QUOTIDIEN DU SPORTIF“ (PSQS). That platform …

  • does have the possibility to increase data for individual profiles of the four (elite, senior, youth, retired) athlete categories
  • does have restricted areas for stakeholders like parents, teachers, coaches, medical doctors, etc.
  • allows medical and Socio-professional monitoring for athletes,
  • gives access to theNetwork Grand INSEP (other regional structures) and National Sport Federations (which can add data too)
  • support the dual career with information on Internat (internship/Boarding school) , scholarship (monitoring) and actualities
  • does have a special area for Ultramarins (athletes from french islands)
  • will reference for further information, if possible

By launching that platform, INSEP is aiming to systemize the different athletes service areas on one digital platform, for athletes and all related persons and institutions in the field of elite sport.

ANTI-DOPING is a serious aspect of Dual Career framework and so EAS is looking forward to the results of the GAME project, which probably can contribute to other researches and projects in the field of Dual Career.

The EU funded project GAME took place in Kaunas for its second project meeting on 22 and 23 November 2018.

The GAME project addresses the need to advance anti-doping education for competitive and recreational athletes. Recently, several anti-doping educational campaigns have been developed to tackle doping use in competitive and recreational sports. Project GAME recognizes the need to move forwards and transform the way anti-doping education is designed, delivered and evaluated. In this respect, Project GAME aims to utilize:

a. updated research from the social and behavioural sciences on doping use;
b. state-of-art learning pedagogies; and
c. cutting-edge serious gaming design and technology in order to deliver an innovative and impactful anti-doping educational intervention.
Project GAME contributes to the fight against doping in the following ways:
• It will provide a serious game that is expected to reach wider audiences than typical anti-doping education campaigns.
• It will utilise an innovative educational approach in teaching adolescents and young athletes.
• It will produce a report on evidence-based policy recommendations in order to improve existing policies against doping in amateur sport.

ENAS, which is a partner of EAS, will take a disseminating role in the GAME project and will explore what anti-doping measures are in place in Universities and Colleges around Europe in a professional as well as recreational context.

Source of information and pic: ENAS (https://www.enas-sport.net)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Wishes Dalarna University

“Save the date” 18-20 September 2019 for the 16th EAS annual conference in Falun, Sweden!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 
the Executive Board of EAS likes to thank all of you for your commitment in helping athletes pursuing their sport and academic careers!
 
In 2018, EAS has been very productive in promoting a dual career culture in Europe and beyond. The fruitful partnerships and cooperation with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, EUSA and FISU have been consolidated through the participation in relevant events at European (e.g, European Sport Forum, EU Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport”, “European High Level Round Table on Learning Mobility”, Bureau of the “Consultative Committee of EPAS – Council of Europe”, EUSA Rector’s Conference) and worldwide (FISU Forum “Student sport: Springboard for innovative leadership“ and IOC Forum “Olympism in Action”) levels.
 
The active dissemination of our European Dual Career network further attracted new international members willing to exchange dual career best practices between countries and institutions, also attending the 2018 EAS Conference held in Coimbra, Portugal.
 
To promote co-operation between institutions, in 2018 EAS has been involved in two EU-funded Collaborative Partnerships: EMPATIA, focused on a dual career educational programme for parents, and AMID focused on the migrating athletes.
 
Furthermore, EAS will be Partner of EU-funded Collaborative Partnerships starting in 2019 (i.e., DONA, aiming to investigate, develop and test a Dual Career methodology for enhancing women’s volleyball athletes; EDU MEDIA, aiming to strengthen positive dual career attitude through media channels; More than Gold, aiming to create Dual Career Guidelines for higher education institutions and to strengthen dual career policies especially in the countries where this policy is at early stage; Starting11, aiming to facilitate and professionalize the implementation of dual career services in EU Member States through the creation of a European Dual Career Toolkit; and SOS, aimed to create a sport school environment at high school level).
 
We invite you to save the date September 18th-20th, 2019 to participate in the 16th Annual Conference of EAS at the University of Dalarna, Falun, Sweden.
 
This event will gather delegates of sport and academic institutions to share best practices, advancements of collaborative projects, and research findings.
We also strongly encourage you to be proactive in the dissemination of the dual career culture and to recruit new EAS members by sharing the link: http://www.dualcareer.eu/membership/
 
The Executive Board of EAS wishes you and your family a 2019 full of peace and happiness.

The Catholic University of Valencia and University of Southeast Norway, like to welcome you to the city of Valencia and to the 3rd Edition of the “International Conference of Football: Training Methods and Social Issues”.

The conference aims to consolidate and to promote the exchange of experience and knowledge of football, in the interrelated fields of theory, teaching, training and research.

In this third edition of the conference you will meet and engage with professors, researchers and football professionals from several countries (Spain, Norway, Iceland, Brazil, Wales, Italy, Scotland, Portugal), experts in training and teaching football at different levels.

Please click on this link: https://www.ucv.es/ucvfootballvalencia19 and the Official Twitter Account https://twitter.com/UcvFootball , @UcvFootball  where you will find all the information about the Conference and the procedure for the abstract submission. You can also write us for more information: footballconference@ucv.es.

Looking forward to seeing you in Valencia from the 6th-8th of March 2019

Best regards,

Florentino Huertas, Frode Telseth & Rafael Ballester

Chairs of the Organizing Committee

footballconference@ucv.es

On December 7-8, 2018, the University of Ljubljana hosted the 9th Conference on Youth Sport, which is a biannual forum to discuss the most relevant challenges of the development of young athletes.

Professor Milan Zvan (Dean of the Faculty of Sport at the University of Ljubljana), welcomed the President of the Slovenian Olympic Committee Mr. Bogdan Gabrovec , the Chair of the EPAS Governing Board Mr Zoran Verovnik, the Members of EUSA Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, Ms Sara Rozman, Mr Andrej Pisl, the key note speakers  Prof. Jay Coakley (University of Colorado, USA), Prof. Antonio Tessitore (University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy), and Mr. Risto Keskitalo (Oulu Region Academy of Sports and founder of EAS, Finland). EAS was also represented by its President, Prof. Laura Capranica, and Treasurer, Prof. Mojca Doupona Topic.

 

From November 30-December 1 the EAS President Prof. Capranica and EAS Treasurer Prof. Doupona Topic disseminated the aims and activities of the Network at the Celebration of the University of Taipei (Taiwan).