EOSE Members gathered to develop the priorities of the organisation



EOSE Members gathered to develop the priorities of the organisation

The EOSE General Assembly and Annual Members Seminar 2019 was organised in Potsdam (Germany) from the 17th to the 18th of December 2019.

The event was hosted by the European Academy of Sports Brandenburg (ESAB) and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences for Sport and Management (FHSMP) and gathered 31 participants from 21 different countries.

The first day, fully dedicated to the official General Assembly, provided the opportunity to update the main activities carried out and achieved over the year 2019.

This session was also the occasion to present and validate the Financial Report and to arrange the Executive Board elections process, as a result of which Simone Digennaro (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio), Abel Santos (Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior) and Thierry Zintz (Université catholique de Louvain) were re-elected for a further 2-year mandate. Mark Cutajar (SportMalta) was also elected as new member of the Board for a 2-year mandate.

Full Activity Report and accounts were presented and accepted by Members.

EOSE President Thierry Zintz and EOSE Executive Director Aurélien Favre were both happy to report a very busy and successful year which was the final year of the most ambitious collaborative project led by EOSE, naming the European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity (ESSA-Sport) Project.

The second day was dedicated to the future role and priorities of EOSE. Members were consulted on several important topics such as the sustainability of the outcomes from the ESSA-Sport Project. As a reminder, 28 National Reports and a European Report have been developed through the project to create a knowledge base and plan for action within the sector on the key issues of skills and workforce development which are central to helping the sector grow, to equip those working or volunteering with the right skills and to enable the sector to fulfil its potential as a social, health and economic driver.

ESSA-Sport brings new knowledge to the sector and it is therefore very important to ensure the sustainability of the project and to start developing the next steps with the upcoming project “Continuing the journey towards a skilled workforce for the sport and physical activity sector in Europe” (SKILLS) which will start in 2020.

A full session on Learning Mobility in Sport was also organised to present and discuss another new project to be launched by EOSE in 2020: “Enhancing the skills of Sport Administrators through international learning mobility” (S2A Sport Mobility).

Following these sessions, members were invited to share good practices related to skills development in Sport. Leeds Becket University (LBU) and the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ) both presented interesting initiatives led by their respective organisations.

Finally, a session to exchange on priorities and potential new transnational initiatives was organised to close the 2-day event.

Take a look at event pictures here

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