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 …
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you in Valencia from the 6th-8th of March 2019
Florentino Huertas, Frode Telseth & Rafael Ballester
Chairs of the Organizing Committee
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).
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.
Apply: Applications are made by completing the table below and returning this document to Guy Taylor at email@example.com a deadline of Monday 29thOctober 2018.
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:
For more information please contact:
Organisation (AT colleagues) – Claus Farnberger (Claus.firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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
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.
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:
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