EAS Conference

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
  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

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)