August 2019

Only few places are still available, to participate at this outstanding meeting of experts in dual career from all over Europe.

The 16th EAS Conference will engage dual career experts from all over Europe to discuss the role of education in elite sport, present outcomes and progression of dual career projects, and develop new partnerships and initiatives for future collaborative partnerships.
Do not miss the chance, to join the 16th annual EAS Conference and General Assembly in Falun/SWE at Dalarna University to get an idea on the state of art in that special field of European Sport policy.

Best practice and running EU funded projects on dual career will be presented through that three days in the heart of Sweden. Take the chance to exchange and learn from colleagues in your field of interest. Based on ERASMUS+ STaffExchange you can apply for financial support from EU.

The deadline to register for the conference is September 5, 2019 at

In creating the pilot program not only scientific sources were consulted. Best practices in Dual Career have also been researched. To identify the best practices in Dual Career, work visits have been paid to Olympic Committees, elite sport centers, elite sport clubs, schools / universities and other institutes. At all these organisations key players (amongst others managers, coaches, Dual Career support providers, athletes, etc.) have been asked their opinion on effective Dual Career support in sport clubs.

The project “Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers” focuses on developing optimal conditions for Dual Career and improve the Dual Career awareness at sports clubs, good coordination regarding education and sports clubs, developing a Dual Career team with specialists and corresponding Dual Career support. These are the important pillars of the project and in the study we have focused on successful practical examples that focus on the aspects of these pillars. Given the fact that the Dual Career concept is not always firmly anchored in sports clubs, inspiration was deliberately sought in other domains and organizations as well. The starting point has always been that a working method or structure can easily be integrated into the practice of a sports club.

The 4-pillar scheme shows the pillars underlying this project and therefore also the study. Each pillar is further explained in a chapter in this guidebook. For each pillar, relevant scientific insights are discussed and the best practices that form the basis of the pilot programme and can inspire more sports clubs to professionalize their Dual Career policy are explained. Each building block in each pillar represents a paragraph of that chapter. Each chapter concludes with a best practice in which the most important elements of the pillar are highlighted in ‘In the spotlight’. These highlighted best pratices together form the Champions League for sports organisations in Dual Career!