Study on the Contribution of Sport to Economic Growth and Employment in the EU

 
Study on the Contribution of Sport to Economic Growth and Employment in the EU

The Study on the Contribution of Sport to Economic Growth and Employment in the EU launched in 2010 by the European Commission has now been completed and the final report is now available.

The project, led by the Austrian Institute for Sports Economics (SpEA) was carried out in 2011-2012 and results are based on data collected from all 27 EU Member States focussing on sport as an economic activity.
The study set out to produce results on two levels, firstly there was an intention to establish a consistent database which could be used to serve as a reference point for subsequent analyses, in essence, to benchmark the current status quo, and in addition to generate a comprehensive estimate of the level of sport-related value added and employment in Europe.
The study aimed to assess the economic impact of sport at the national level (27 EU Member States), in particular its growth and employment potential, thereby making a contribution to assessing the sector’s role with regard to the Europe 2020 Strategy.
We can read in the report “that the share of sport-related gross value added of total EU gross value added is 1.13% for the narrow definition and 1.76% for the broad definition of sport”.

In terms of employment, it is outlined that “for the EU as a whole, the contribution of sport-related employment to total employment is 2.12%. In absolute terms this is equal to 4.46 m employees.”

The full report of the study is now available in clicking here

 
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