EAS Executive Committee members meet online
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, on May 13th the Members of the Executive Committee of the European Athletes as Student met online to discuss the following issues:
The EAS Members of the Executive Committee appreciated that the Executive Agency of EACEA will provide responses to possible coordinator’s report of any negative impacts of the COVID-19 on EU-funded projects implementation https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/about-eacea/coronavirus-impact_en
UNISPORT-IT promotes dual career at the Italian university level
On May 8, 2020, the Italian University Sports System Network UNISPORT-IT organized the first webinar on the dual career of student-athletes. More than 50 people representing their respective Universities, the President of the Athletes Committee of the Italian Olympic Committee (Raffaella Masciadri), the President of the EAS network (Prof. Laura Capranica) and the Italian Olympic Committee delegate at Unisport-IT (Paola Mora) attended the webinar confirming the paramount importance and relevance of dual career in Europe.
Prof. Stefano Bastianon (University of Bergamo) presented a thorough description of the relevance dual career and the state of the art in the Italian university system, which includes 89 universities. Based on a survey administered in 2018, out of the 71 responding universities, 22 declared to have adopted a formal dual career programme, 17 declared to have adopted only some measures aimed at facilitating the dual career of student-athletes, 7 declared to be about to adopt a dual career programme and 29 declared to have adopted no programme.
Support services offered to student-athletes were organized in 9 categories:
In particular, tutoring resulted from the most common service provision (19 out of 22), whereas before the COVID-19 pandemic only 3 Universities offer E-learning. Lastly, Prof. Bastianon prioritized three main aspects to be addressed in the near future:
During the general discussion, the EAS President invited the participants to follow the progress of EU-funded projects relevant for a dual-career at the university level, particularly focused on:
UNISPORT-IT (https://blogi.eoppimispalvelut.fi/amid/) is a member of EAS with the aim to:
EAS is supporting the #EUSportIntegrityDay, which takes place on the 15th of April every year. This athlete-led initiative aims at raising awareness about match fixing and showing our commitment to the integrity of sport. To find out more visit the website: www.eusportintegrityday.eu
Match-fixing is widely regarded as one of the major threats to sport. It undermines the values of sport such as integrity, fair play, respect for others and have a negative impact on the life of people involved in sport. We want you to show your support by tweeting/posting our key messages to raise awareness throughout Europe.
Tackling match-fixing requires strong and organised cooperation between the different stakeholders (sports organisations, police, governments, supporters, NGO’s, coaches, athletes themselves and others). If this issue is not properly addressed, organized sport will lose its credibility and support from fans. This is why #EUSportIntegrityDay is open to everyone who is committed to fighting match fixing. It is designed to:
Use your social media platforms as we do to promote #EUSportIntegrityDay. Some sample messages are available in the resources section below but feel free to use your own messages, just remember to include the hashtag #EUSportIntegrityDay.