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Between January 25 and 27, 2018, the EU-funded ERASMUS+ project EMPATIA, had its kickoff meeting in Rome at Foro Italico, University of Rome.

EMPATIA – Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics will run from January 2018 till December 2020. The focus is on information about the roles of parents and entourage of athletes during their dual careers, and aims to offer online education tools in several languages for that specific supporting group of stakeholders (e.G. European Guidelines of Dual Career)

For that project 10 partners, representing 6 european countries, from higher education sector, club sector, governing and sports bodies and two European networks decided to apply together. The project lead is taken by the University of Ljubljana (SLO), partners are:

  • Foro Italico University of Rome (ITA),
  • University of Limerick (IRL),
  • University of Coimbra (POR),
  • Italian National Olympic Committee – CONI (ITA),
  • Ginásio Clube Figueirense (POR),
  • Sport Ireland Institute (IRL),
  • National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance – INSEP (FRA),
  • European Athlete as Student – EAS Network (MLT) and
  • EUSA Institute (SLO).

Starting with outcomes of preliminary findings in the field, the kick-off meeting aimed to bring the partners and their individual approach on the project to a common mind, discussed the working packages and related timelines and the proposed deliverables of the project. A strong focus was on the dissemination strategies, which will be crucial for the success.

Feel invited to follow the project development via #empatiasport. Project website www.empatiasport.eu  will be launched in February 2018.

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