European Athlete as Student (EAS) – the Dual Career Network and European University Sports Association (EUSA) on 8th of December 2016, signed a  to improve cooperation between the organisations in the field of “Dual Career” for student athletes.

EAS ExCom Meeting @ INSEP in Paris

On April 25-27, 2019 Grand INSEP hosted the EAS Executive Board in its outstanding facilities in Paris, France. During the meeting the 2018 activity and financial reports of the Network have been approved, the advancements of the EuropeanCollaborative Partnerships AMID, EMPATIA, DONA, ED-MEDIA, MORE THAN GOLD, STARTING11, and SOS have been illustrated, and the activities in preparation to

3rd transnational meeting of the EMPATIA project

On April 23-25 the National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance (INSEP) hosted in its wonderful high performance center in Paris, France, the third transnational meeting of the European project Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics (EMPATIA). Coordinated by the University of Ljubljana (SLO), the Partners (European Athlete as Student – EAS – Network, MLT; European University Sports Association


On May 7, 2019 the EAS President Laura Capranica participated to the Bureau of the EPAS Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe (Chair Jens Sejer Andersen, Play the Game; Carlos Cardoso, ENGSO; Paulina Tomczyk, EU Athletes; Annette Wachter, EGLSF; Michael Trinker, EPAS). It was organized in Paris in preparation of the 13th meeting of

EAS Conference 2020

The University Sport Service Hamburg will host the 17th EAS Annual Conference in Hamburg (Germany) at 17th-19th September 2020. That assembly aims again to be the dual career knowledge-hub of EAS members, EU-funded projects, and researchers in that recent field. The Conference will be offered as an opportunity for StaffMobility, so that participants can apply for EU funding, based on ERASMUS+. More information will come soon.


Uniting partners involved in high performance sport and education.
Exchanging best practice between countries and institutions.
Improving conditions for high performance sport and education.
The link between educational institutions and sports organisations.
Actively developing research projects in sport and education.


An annual EAS conference.
Inform our members about ongoing best practice.
Promote co-operation between institutions, coaches, teachers and students.
Discussion and debate around sport on a local, national and European level.
This web site to act as our Forum / Hub.


Supporting European athletes by combining high performance sport and education. Securing their future by ensuring a strong education or vocational background.


Do you belong to an institution promoting the dual career approach by supporting the combination of high performance sport and education / vocational training? Then why not join us – simply contact the EAS co-ordinator or one of the members of the Executive committee, or you can alternatively apply below.



Laura Capricana

EAS President

Jörg Förster

EAS Executive Board Member


General Managing Director

 University Sport Service Hamburg

Chairman of the German University Sport Federation

Member of the Dual Career Expert Group (ADH/DOSB)

Member of EUSA Executive Committee and Chair Technical Commission

Mojca Doupona

EAS Treasurer

Tibor Kozsla

EAS Honorary President

Laurence Blondel

EAS Executive Board Member

Risto Keskitalo

Founder and Honorary President

Ole Keldorf

EAS Executive Board Member


Antonio Figueiredo

EAS Executive Board Member

Ilvis Abelkans

EAS Executive Board Member