Final conference of the Dual Careers for Young Athletes project – Györ, 10/11 March 2011

 
Final conference of the Dual Careers for Young Athletes project – Györ, 10/11 March 2011

The Dual Career for Young Athletes in Europe Project (DC-SPORT) led by the Bosön Sports College, Sweden, and funded through the Preparatory Action for Sport 2009 by the European Commission organised its Final Conference in Gyor (Hungary) from 10 to 13 of March 2011. This event gathered a mix of stakeholders from 14 different European Countries and was composed of a combination of plenary sessions and working group discussions.

In presence of Mr Bart Ooijen from the Sports Unit of the European Commission, the project partnership presented the work achieved to the wider public and used the opportunity to exchange with young athletes which are undergoing dual careers pathways.

The Dual Career for Young Athletes in Europe project aimed at establis­hing good practice in sport training and education, so as to increase the possibili­ties for athletes to pursue double career opportunities. The project focused on athletes within the age groups of 13 to 15 years (compulsory school education), 16 – 18 years (upper secondary school education) and over 18 years (post secondary education), and targeted to find superior ways to provide “dual ca­reer” training for such young sportsmen and sportswo­men and to provide information on high quality local training centres to safeguard their educational and profes­sional interests.

In order to reach best the young target group, a project website on the internet networking platform ‘Facebook’ was established. You can visit the site, post comments and make yourself a ‘friend’ to the Dual Careers Project here.

Through the Preparatory Action 2009, three other projects dealing with dual careers issues were funded by the European Commission:

 
EOSE – European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

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