EVENTS

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).

 

“B-WISER: BE A WINNER IN ELITE SPORT AND EMPLOYMENT BEFORE AND AFTER ATHLETIC RETIREMENT”, 12th December 2018, Brussels
The final programme of the international conference on optimizing athletes’ employability is now available here.
 
Please note that registration is required. Registration is free and runs until December 1. Those coming by car will receive a parking voucher a few days before the conference. The project coordinators, Paul Wylleman, Koen De Brandt, Simon Defruyt & Sofie Smismans are looking forward to gather lots of experts in this field in Europe.

November 1st, London, Great Britain: ‘TASS DUAL CAREERS IN SPORT FORUM

Thursday, 1stNovember 2018, at he British Library, London. The TASS Dual Careers in Sport Forum, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and Loughborough University, provides a platform to exchange and explore new areas of dual career research. Organized by TASS, the Forum will bring together researchers from across the UK and Europe to present, discuss and exchange developments and ideas in the field of dual career. See the provisional program.

Overview: The TASS Dual Career Research Bursary is funding of up to £1,000 awarded to a graduate student or young researcher studying dual careers. The aim of the Bursary is to support the development of new ideas and innovation in the field of dual career research, or to allow the dissemination of research to allow practical application. Up to 3 Bursaries maybe awarded. Researchers are encouraged to submit a proposal for a short-term project and a select number will be invited to present their ideas at the TASS Dual Careers in Sport Forum. The successful candidate(s) will be awarded with the Bursary to support their research or dissemination.

ApplyApplications are made by completing the table below and returning this document to Guy Taylor at info@tass.gov.ukby a deadline of Monday 29thOctober 2018.

November 13th-14th, Salzburg, Austria: ‘High Level Table on Learning Mobility

Meeting of European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” (XG HR). Regarding the agenda, this meeting will focus on 3 topics:

  • Coaches (drafting of the guidelines on the basis of the background document – to be distributed);
  • Qualifications in sport (exchanging of good practices – national examples of inclusion sport qualification into NQF and EQF)

For more information please contact:

Organisation (AT colleagues) – Claus Farnberger (Claus.farnberger@sport.gv.at)

AGM system and reimbursement, participants – Astrid.INDEKEU@ec.europa.eu Nais.RIGOLLET@ec.europa.eu 

Content, agenda – Agata.DZIARNOWSKA@ec.europa.eu 

Important info: please confirm your participation by email to: Nais.RIGOLLET@ec.europa.eu before 26 October.    

 

DECEMBER 12, 2018, FREE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OPTIMIZING ATHLETES’ EMPLOYABILITY

Brussels Health Campus, Jette (Brussels), Auditorium P. Brouwer; Organizer: B-WISER, BE A WINNER IN ELITE SPORT AND EMPLOYMENT BEFORE AND AFTER ATHLETIC RETIREMENT

With the support from the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union, a consortium of universities, national Olympic and Paralympic committees, and elite sport centres from six EU Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) together with international experts in elite sport, career counselling, employment and HR, initiated the project ‘Be a Winner In elite Sport and Employment before and after athletic Retirement’: B-WISER. By identifying the existing support structures and measures, the competencies required by athletes, and the added value for employers, B-WISER aims at optimizing the employability and employment of athletes in three specific career stages: (1) when they are active in elite sport, (2) when they have retired from elite sport and are preparing for a first-time employment, and (3) when they are employed in their post-athletic career.

On behalf of the B-WISER consortium we are pleased to invite you to join us for our international dedicated symposium on December 12 at the Health Campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium. Apart from international experts’ reflections on the results, the value and implications of the B-WISER project, the programme offers parallel workshops where participants learn how specific tools and instruments are used in working with active and former elite athletes. The final programme will be communicated soon.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Brussels for an exciting international symposium on optimizing athletes’ employability! While participation is free, pre-registration is required.Registration runs until December 1st.

The project coordinators, Paul Wylleman, Koen De Brandt, Simon Defruyt & Sofie Smismans

September and October had been busy weeks for EAS board members. Added to the 15th EAS Annual Conference a lot of meetings, conferences, workshops took place related with “Dual Career” projects, researches and policy frame work.

05th-07th September 2018 – AMID Project Meeting in Ljubljana

The 2nd meeting of the EU project AMID has been held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) to discuss the data on migrating athletes collected online and on-site during the 2018 EUSA Games in Coimbra, Portugal. The meeting has been very fruitful and further steps of the project and dissemination activities have been envisaged. In particular, the AMID Team agreed to present the findings during the 2018 Annual EAS Conference in Coimbra, Portugal.

The Slovenian Partner also organized a rich social event, inviting the AMID Team to attend two international sports events: the soccer match UEFA Nations League Slovenia vs Romania and the men’s volleyball match USA vs Canada at the Ljubljana Volleyball Challenge organized right before FIVB World Championship to be held in Italy.

Athletic migration: Dual Career and qualification in sports (AMID) is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It promotes and supports good governance in sport and Dual Careers of athletes by building a network for exchange of best practices, by developing skills and competences in Dual Career, especially addressing migrating athletes.

More information on the AMID project is available at

https://blogi.eoppimispalvelut.fi/amid/articles/

11th-12th September 2018 – EMPATIA Project Meeting in Coimbra

On September 11 and 12, University of Coimbra hosted the 2nd coordination meeting of the EU-funded EMPATIA project – “Educational Model for Parents of Athletes in Academics”.

 

The representatives of the project partners met in the “Biblioteca Geral” library, discussing the project status, data gathered so far from the literature review and focus groups. The group also discussed the next research phase and steps in the project. EMPATIA project was also presented at the EAS annual Conference and General Assembly, which took place at the University of Coimbra from September 12-14, 2018.

EMPATIA project is co-funded through the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union as a Sports Collaborative Partnership. Its aim is to promote and implement dual career, especially targeting parents and guardians of talented and elite athletes, having primary responsibilities in supporting the combination of sport and education careers of their progeny for a holistic development as future European citizens and employees.

27th September 2018 – High Level Round Table during the Event “European Week of Sport Beyond Borders”

EAS President prof. Laura Capranica was invited to participate in a High Level Round Table during the event “European Week of Sport Beyond Borders” in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 27, 2018. The event celebrated The European Week of Sport held for the first time in this country (September 23- 30, 2018) with the support of the European Union and organized by the Olympic Committee of Serbia and the Ministry of youth and sport of the Republic of Serbia.

Health, well-being, societal and economic aspects of sports have been discussed with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, the Member of the European Parliament Bodgan Venta, the Sport Unit officers of the European Commission Yves Le Lostecque and Agata Dziarnowska, and high personalities and policy makers of the Member States and Balcan Countries.

At the end of the high-level round table, most of the participants engaged in a futsal tournament making alive the #BEACTIVE goal. Further information is available at:

https://europa.rs/european-week-of-sport-for-the-first-time-in-serbia/?lang=en

05th-6th October 2018 – “Olympism in Action” in Buenos Aires

On October 5-6, 2018 in Buenos Aires the International Olympic Committee (IOC) organized the Forum “Olympism in Action” right before the Youth Olympic Games.

As a stakeholder of the Olympic Movement, the President of EAS was invited to attend plenary sessions and to participate in the workshops addressing relevant related to sport, including education. Further information is available at

The 15th Annual Conference including the General Assembly of the EAS network was hosted in the historical lecture hall within the Museum of Natural Science at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, between September 12 and 14, 2018.

Welcome speech was given by the by the Rector of the University of Coimbra his Magnifizienz Prof. dr. Joao Gabriel Silva and the EAS President Prof. Laura Capranica.

The conference consisted of several main topics on Globalisation, Dialectic Relationship between Sports and School Systems, and University Sport. The last day was dedicated to the General Assembly, and also included the fourth session on Sport and Governance.

Among the keynote speakers were also Professor at the University of Central Florida Mr Carlton Keith Harrison (USA), International Relations Officer of the University of Coimbra Ms Liliana Moreira, Representative of the Portuguese General Direction of Education Mr Victor Pardal, Representative of the Portuguese Union of Professional Football Players Mr Bruno Avelar Rosa (POR) and Policy Officer at the Sport Unit of the European Commission Ms Agata Dziarnowska.

Secretary General of the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018, Mr Mario Santos presented the New trends for the University Sport, including good practice example of the European Universities Games 2018 (EUG2018), also supporting the EAS Conference and Assembly as one of the educational events during the event year in Coimbra.

At the elective EAS General Assembly, the members confirmed the report of the board and the financial report. Executive committee, lead by the President Ms Laura Capranica, was re-elected for another 4-year mandate. Minutes of the General Assembly can be seen here.

At the Assembly, also the Bengt Nybelius Award was presented to young researchers Ms Kinga Varga (University of Ljubljana) and Giancarlo Condello (University of Taipei).

The Conference ended up with a presentation of the representatives of the Dalarna University and the City of Falun (Sweden). Lead by Mrs. Marit Nybelius, the daughter of one of the two EAS founders, Mr. Bengt Nybelius, who passed by much to early, gave an overview on the beautiful city of Falun and the research and facilities at Dalarna University, who will host the 16th Annual EAS Conference from 18th-20th September 2019.

 

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One day prior to the 15th Annual EAS Conference, the 2nd meeting of the EU project EMPATIA, more information see here: https://www.empatiasport.eu/about, takes place in the University of Coimbra.

15 representatives of each project partner meet in the historical “Biblioteca Geral” on top the University’s campus to discuss the actual project status and till now collected data, for example from the literature review. In addition to that, the group discussed the next research design based on the results of the focus group studies.

Dear friends and collegues,
on behalf of the EAS Executive Committee and the local Executive Committee of the EAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 in Coimbra / Portugal (12th – 14th September, 2018) I`d like to inform you about this program, which includes the EAS General Assembly 2018. The EAS General Assembly will be held at Friday 14th from 9:00-11:00 am in the Science Museum of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Attached you can find the programm (Scientific Programme EAS 2018 COIMBRA) of the conference and as well the agenda (180825_Agenda – GA in Coimbra) for that General Assembly. By the reason that this years GA will see elections for the new board working period 2018-2022, I will give you a brief information about membership rights and duties as written in the statutes.

 

Membership and Dues

  • Members shall be expected to uphold the principles and ethos of the European Athlete Student, the dual career network as contained in its Statutes and agree to abide by the EAS Statutes, Bye-Laws, Policies and Procedures.
  • Members are institutions who have been accepted into membership by the Board.
  • Individual members may be:
    1. Honorary [ndividual Members: appointed from time to time by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the BoardHonorary members are appointed in recognition of their exceptional merit or service to EAS. Honorary members shall have the same rights as Full Members, and may attend Executive Board meetings, unless otherwise stated in these Bye-Laws.
    2. Institutional members are such organizations as the Board of EAS may from time to time recognize They may include International, National or Regional Athlete Student Associations, Federations or Organisations; Universities; Sport Organisations; Federations or Councils; Olympic Committees; Local Government sports departments; and suitable other properly constituted bodies .
Application for Membership
  • All applications for membership shall be subject to approval by the Board. The Board shall cause a response to be given within 60 days of receipt of an application to indicate whether the application has been accepted.
  • An institution does not become member until the application has been accepted and the membership fee for the current year has been paid in full.
  • The Board shall maintain register of names and addresses of all the members at all times .
Membership Fees
  1. All members, except honorary members shall pay an annual membership fee.
  2. Membership fees shall be determined from time to time by the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Board. If a recommendation is not approved, or no recommendation is presented, then the existing fees shall continue to apply.
  3. The membership year shall be from the end of the Annual General Meeting of the General Assembly to the end of the next Annual General Meeting .
Election of the Executive Committee
  • only enrolled members are allowed to vote during the General Assembly.
  • Nominations for Committee Members, shall be received before the thirty first (31st) January each year. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor during an Annual General Meeting. All nominations must be duly proposed and seconded and bear the written consent of the person nominated. ff.… (see statutes =>   EAS_Statutes-signed_26Jul2016) 
  • Membership was informed by Website and Facebook in January about the procedure .
  • Till the 31st of January we received the following nominations for the upcoming EC Elections:
    • Ilvis Abelkalns – University of Latvia, LAT – Position EC Member
    • Laurence Blondel – INSEP Paris, FRA – Position EC Member
    • Laura Capranica – Foro Italico, ITA – Position President
    • Antonio Figueiredo – University of Coimbra, POR – Position EC Member
    • Ole Keldorf – Elite Sports Academy Aarhus, DEN – Position EC Member
    • Mojca Doupona Topic – University of Ljubljana, SLO – Position EC Member
    • Jörg Förster – University of Hamburg, GER  – Position EC Member

In any case of questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the EC by mail: info@dualcareer.eu; Joerg Foerster, Secretary General on behalf of EC

On August 6-10, 2018, EAS was invited to lecture and to organize a dual career workshop at the FISU Forum held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Within the main theme “Student Sport: Springboard for Innovative Leadership”, four subthemes were encompassed:

– Values/Ethics/Integrity,
– Gender equality
– Equal opportunities or access
– Volunteers
– Dual Career

Students, university sports managers, representatives of international sport and non-sport federations, organizers of major FISU events, academic speakers, and FISU Family members. In particular, EAS President, Prof. Laura Capranica and the Director of UK TASS, Guy Taylor, addressed the assembly on dual career issues.

Further information is available at: http://forum.krsk2019.com/photoalbums/