Towards a culture of learning mobility in and for the sector

 
Towards a culture of learning mobility in and for the sector

EOSE is strongly believing in the benefits of international learning mobility under all its forms. We concluded the Feasibility conducted in 2014 by mentioning “Not only do we strongly believe that immense benefits could be reached if the sector adopts a culture of Learning Mobility, we are convinced that this is a co-shared responsibility of all stakeholders to take concrete actions”.  That is the reason why we keep on investing on the topic.

That is the reason why EOSE organised a European Round Table on learning mobility in sport on the 17th of November 2015 in Brussels.

Hosted by the Délégation Générale de la région Rhone-Alpes and gathering 19 stakeholders from 14 organisations in the particular context following Paris’s terrorist attack, the event gave EOSE an opportunity to recall the goals mentioned along the Paris declaration from March 2015 and to highlight the high potential of learning mobility to help reach all of them.

While Thierry Zintz, EOSE President opened and chaired the event, Aurélien Favre, EOSE Executive Director reminded the participants that the EU Feasibility Study funded by the European Commission and carried out by a consortium led by EOSE (2013) has underlined a strong demand/interest for learning mobility in sport but also demonstrated the demand for learning mobility has lain dormant partly because awareness levels have been low and because sport has lacked the organisation and capacity to engage.

Thorough presentations of the main findings of the Study were given and participants had the chance to react and comment on them.

Aurélien reminded the attendance that the challenge ahead is to create the conditions for sport to benefit more from these opportunities of mobility, to increase the level of awareness and take up, to maximise the added value of mobility and provide some support and mechanisms to make the mobility a reality in sport. After having presenting together with Carole Ponchon, EOSE Project and PR Manager, the accessibility to mobility through European and national funding, he gave the floor to Stephen Studd, EOSE Director of Development who introduce some good practises identified through the study and lead the group discussion on the topic.

Participants were then invited to openly expressed their view and discuss what should be the priorities, what are the opportunities and how to make mobility a reality in the sector. They all agreed that learning mobility in the sector should be given a new impetus considering its central place in 21st century education as well as existing support by public authorities, from the local to the European level. They discussed about the conditions for sport to benefit more from these opportunities of mobility, to increase the level of awareness and take up, to maximise the added value of mobility and provide some support and mechanisms to make the mobility a reality in sport.

Last but not least, they agreed to work on a mechanism in order to develop the accessibility and the quality of mobility opportunities in sport.

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