EAS Conference

On June 12-13, 2018, EAS has been invited to the European Conference “Sport for All as a means of integration and a bridge between traditions and innovation” held in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Conference has been organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme.

The event encompassed three main topics: “How to promote physical activity through tradition and innovation”; “Traditional sports – opportunities for improving health through the practice of physical activity”; “Innovation in sport”. More information, the presentations, and photos can be found at the website of the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports:

http://mpes.government.bg/Pages/Announcements/Default.aspx?evntid=RgKAN9JJviY%3d

If you want to learn more about what is going on in the field of Dual Career and what EAS is involved in actually, join the 15th EAS Conference, which will take place in Coimbra/Portugal from 12th to 14 September.

Dear EAS Members and Friends,
the EAS Executive Committee wishes you an Easter full of joy and peace! Easter is also an occasion to update you on the most recent EAS activities.

January 2018

President Laura Capranica and Secretary General Joerg Foerster represented EAS in the kick off meeting of the EU-funded EMPATIA project (January 25-27; Rome, Italy). Coordinated by the University of Ljubljana and involving EAS, the University of Rome Foro Italico, the University of Limerick, the University of Coimbra, INSEP, EUSA, CONI, Sport Ireland Institute, and Ginasio Clube Figueirense, EMPATIA aims to structure an evidence-based e-learning multi-lingual educational programme specifically tailored for dual career parenting.

EAS was present at the EU SPORTinfoday (January 30, Brussels, Belgium), represented by President Laura Capranica, Secretary General Joerg Foerster, and Treasurer Mojca Doupona-Topic. The event provided useful information on funding opportunities in 2018 (more information is available at: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/home/erasmus-plus/actions/sport_en) and allowed to envision projects. Therefore, at present EAS and several EAS members are finalizing Cooperative Partnerships applications on dual career to be submitted on April 5, 2018.

February 2018

President Laura Capranica represented EAS at the kick off meeting of the EU-funded AMID project (February 6-10, 2018; Salzburg, Austria), which aims to facilitate the athletic and academic careers (e.g., dual career) of migrating athletes by envisioning DC mobility measures. The project is coordinated by the University of Salzburg, and involves EAS, the University Sport Service of Hamburg (represented by EAS Secretary General Joerg Foerster), the Lapland University of Applied Science, the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, and the University of Ljubljana.

Honorary President Tibor Kozsla attended the first meeting of the Expert Group Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport (XG HR) in the City of Bath, United Kingdom, on February 20 to 22, 2018. The main goal of the XG HR is to promote the development the European dimension of sport, including the implementation of dual career of athletes.

On February 26, President Laura Capranica illustrated the aims and activities of EAS at the Institute of Sports Sciences of the University of Taipei, which is the top research-based graduate program of Taiwan.

March 2018

EAS has been invited to attend the 2018 EU Sport Forum “Sport in Europe, Investing for Future Generations” in Sofia, which welcomed around 350 relevant policy makers and stakeholders in the European sport. This event represents the main European platform for international relations and promotion of cooperation. Further information is available at:

  • https://ec.europa.eu/sport/forum_en.

On March 29-30 EAS has been invited at the University of Trento to present dual career issues and EAS activities at the Italian Forum ‘Sports and University in Italy and in Europe’.

Upcoming events:
Invitations to relevant University Sports events include the Rectors’ Conference ‘Organization and Management Model of University Sport’ organized during the 2018 EUSA Games (Coimbra, Portugal; July 14-15, 2018) and the 2018 FISU Forum ‘Student Sport: Springboard for Innovative Leadership’ (Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation; August 6-11, 2018), which represent relevant opportunities to highlight the relevance of combining academic and sport careers.

As Member of the Consultative Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) EAS will participate in the Joint Meeting of the Governing Board and Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe to be held in Strasburg on May 14-15, 2018.

Finally, the 14th EAS Annual Conference will take place from 12th -14th of September 2018 in Coimbra, Portugal. The Conference will allow EAS members to share best practices, information on the recently EU-funded projects on Dual Career, and to attend the scientific presentation awarded the Bengt Nybelius Scholarship. Furthermore, the 2018 General Assembly will elect the EAS President and Executive Committee.

Surely, these achievements and recognitions of the EAS role in the development of the European dual career could not have been possible without the contribution of the Executive Committee and the Members of our Network.

I strongly encourage you to disseminate on the EAS website (www.dualcareer.eu) the activities carried out at local, regional and national levels and to be proactive in the recruitment of new EAS members, who could further contribute to the enhancement of European dual career.

Prof. Laura CAPRANICA,

EAS President

 

Program for the Post Conference Day launched:

On Thursday, 14th September 2017 the “Dual Career Workshop” will take place at Ceres Park – 8000 Aarhus C.  The workshop will be organized in cooperation of EAS, ESAA and Elitegymnasier.dk.

Under the headline “How to develop a Dual Career Mindset in Youth Sport – Different approaches for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, Educators and Sports Clubs”, participants will discuss Dual Career Strategies in Youth Sport – with specific focus on different roles.

PROGRAM post-conference-day:

  • 8.15: (optional) Best Practice

Guided tour to training sessions at “the Aarhus model for Dual Career” Short presentation by different coaches.

  • 9:30 Networking time:
    Conference Registration, coffee/tea and refreshments
  • 10:00 PRESENTATIONS:
  1. Introduction and brief presentation:”The Aarhus Model for Dual Career”” (15 min)
  2. How to develop a DUAL CAREER MINDSET – Presentation by sport psychologist Jakob Freil (30 min)
  3. How to make important decisions on sports and education – presentation by local high performance Dual Career student and Dual Career Parent (30 min) Dual Career Strategies in professional Sports Clubs. (15 min)
  4. Dialogue in small groups focusing on ”Cultural Diversities” in developing a Dual Career Mindset. (60 min)
  5. Feedback and feed forward in plenum. (30 min)
  • 13:00: Lunch and Networking
  • 14:00: Concluding Remarks – and discussion on Dual Career strategies for the future.
  • 14.30 Time for reflection – spend an afternoon in The European Cultural Capital 2017 – Aarhus.

The Post-Conference-Day is a part of Sport- Summit 2017, and participation is included in Sport Summit fee. Fee for non-Sport Summit participants DKK. 500,- ( 65 euro )

Registration for Sport Summit 2017 at: Sport Summit 2017 – Post Conference Day – Invitatation
http://conferences.au.dk/ense-sportsummit2017/registration/

If you want to participate in the Post-Conference Day – without participating in the SPORT-Summit 2017 – please send an email to ok@esaa.dk before September 1st 2017.

Sport Summit 2017 – Post Conference Day – Invitatation

The European Union (EU) considers the “dual career” (i.e., the comination of sport and academic commitments) of elite athletes  as a priority and recommends Member States to respond to the needs of this population (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2016/573416/IPOL_STU(2016)573416_EN.pdf).

However, only a limited number of Universities, National Sports Federations, and Sports Associations adopted appropriate measures in line with the European guidelines (http://www.scuoladellosport.coni.it/images/sds/Linee_Guida_EU_Doppia_Carriera.pdf) and the minimum quality requirements for dual career services (http://www.sportknowhowxl.nl/files/2016/DualCareer.pdf).

To facilitate the recognition of student-athletes, to improve knowledge and to disseminate good practices of dual career, in 2004 the European Athlete as Student (EAS, http://www.dualcareer.eu) network has been established and currently acts as a stakeholder of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe (http://www.kinsi.si/clanki.php?id=284).

In particular, EAS intends to develop European projects and disseminate scientific research on dual careers (http://www.kinsi.si/clanki.php?id=286) by encouraging the participation of its Members in partnerships within the Erasmus + Sport program (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/calls/eac-a03-2016-sport-2017_en ) and the Bengt Nybelius scholarship for researchers under the age of 40 (EAS_C4P_Bengt-Nybelius-Scholarship), respectively.

To pursue its aims, EAS organizes an annual conference to:

  • inform EAS members on dual career best practices;
  • promote cooperation between institutions and stakeholders (e.g., professors, coaches, and students);
  • discuss key dual-career issues at local, national and European level;
  • disseminate information collected through EU funded projects.

Institutions who are challenged by the Dual Career of their pupils/students are invited to be a member of EAS to foster the process of dual career in Europe. Furthermore, EAS would be pleased if that invitation could be  forward /shared to other stakeholders (e.g., Universities, High Schools, National Sports Federations, Sports Associations) in countries of those recognizing it.

The membership to the EAS is institutional, requests an annual membership fee of just € 150 and  can be posted on the EAS website: http://www.dualcareer.eu/membership/.

We hereby like to invite interested experts and those who want to become experts to participate in the XIV Annual Conference of the EAS to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from September 12 to 14, 2017 during the Sport Summit 2017 organized by the University of Aarhus in collaboration with ENSE, SNE and ICCE (https://kongresk.eventsair.com/ense/registration/Site/Register).

In particular, we like to inform you, that registrations prior to July 01, 2017 will benefit from a early-bird discount. (prolonged from 15th June)

We do hope, that you will be proactive in implementing dual career of student-athletes in your countries, EAS will be available for further information and support.

On behalf of EAS, sincerely yours,

Laura Capranica (EAS President), Joerg Foerster (EAS Secretary General)