European Members


EOSE is a membership organisation and the activity of the structure is strongly supported, linked and based on the quality and involvement of the European Network composed of the membership of the organisation.

We could highlight several proven track record of cooperation, collaborations and collective experiences through various projects and activitbecomeamemberies where the whole membership was activated to develop e.g. research and obtain comparable data (qualitative and quantitative) at national and regional level in the areas of employment and VET in the Sport and Active Leisure sector in Europe. To illustrate that point we can take the example of the VOCASPORT project commissioned by the Sport Unit of the European Commission and lead by EOSE in 2004 or more recently the LLL-Sport project.

Please find below the full list of EOSE current members.

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CONI – School of Sport

  • Italy

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is a member of the International Olympic Committee and is the authority for all regulations and managing of the sportive activities within Italy. It’s a public organization in charge of the organization and promotion of Italian sports and its latter communication.

The School of Sport (Scuola dello Sport) of CONI, established by the Italian Olympic Committee in 1966, is the structure that works with the task of developing activities and expertise in the field of specialized training to be allocated to the various figures of operating executives in the sports world.

To achieve its institutional goals, the School of Sport has been organising and coordinating, for over thirty years, initiatives in this direction, particularly with regard to training, updating and specialization, onsite or online in close collaboration with the national Sports Federations and other institutions and universities nationally and internationally, through various types of training activities.


Danish Institute for Sport Studies

  • Denmark

The Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idrættens Analyseinstitut/Idan), including its two branches, the international sports political initiative Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Non-Formal Education (Vifo), is an independent research centre originally set up by the Danish Ministry of Culture in 2004 and primarily financed by state lottery funding.

The overall objectives of the Institute are:

  • to establish a general overview of and insight into the fields of sports and non-formal education nationally as well as internationally
  • to analyse the implications and perspectives of policy initiatives within the fields of sports and non-formal education
  • to initiate public debate on key issues in non-formal education and in Danish and international sports politics
  • to organise the international Play the Game conference at suitable intervals for a target group of Danish and international journalists, academic researchers and sports officials debating current sports political issues
  • to strengthen the ethical foundations of sport and work to improve democracy, transparency and freedom of speech in international sports through the Play the Game conference and other activities
  • to develop the Danish Institute for Non-Formal Education with an independent research and communication profile.

ESDRM – Rio Maior School of Sport

  • Portugal

ESDRM (Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior), the Rio Maior School of Sport was created by Decree-Law n. 352/97 of 5 December 1997 as the organic unity of the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém and training activities started in academic year 1998/99.

Produce, apply and disseminate knowledge in the field of sport science, these are the objectives of the ESDRM while seeking the technical, scientific, cultural, and human training of all its members, providing services to the community as well as fostering technical, scientific and cultural interchange with national and international, private and public institutions, that seek similar goals.

As for the Observatory of Sport its main goals can be defined as:

  • Capturing, analysing and interpreting data;
  • Help people find the jobs and training they need;
  • Help the sport organisations to attract and retain the right staff;
  • Ensure the quality of training and qualifications.



Fachhoschule für Sport und Management Potsdam

  • Germany

Potsdam University of Applied Sciences for Sport and Management (FHSMP) is an officially recognised and accredited university of applied sciences in corporate ownership. Its operator is the European Sport Academy Brandenburg, a non-profit organization which is the provider of all education and further education connected to the Sports Association of the Federal State Brandenburg (Germany).

This direct link between an institution for higher education and a sport association is unique in Germany (and Europe, we believe). As such, FHSMP works closely together with the organized sports in Brandenburg and Germany focusing the subjects sport science, sport management and health management.

The degree programmes at FHSMP follow a dual approach. In Addition to their three years Bachelor programme all students receive vocational training in a partner organisation that is connected to the field of sports or health


French Federation of Professional Trainers (FEP)

  • France

Bringing together unions and associations of professionals coaches and educators from different sports the Federation of Professional Trainers (FEP) aims to strengthen their cooperation by pooling their experience and allowing a dialogue on the essential issues of the profession coaching, professional sports as well as the French  and European governance of sport.

The FEP was created at the initiative of the National Union of Coaches, Educators and Technical Executives of Football (Union Nationale des Entraîneurs, Educateurs et Cadres Techniques du Football – UNECATEF), the Union of Rugby Coaches and Educators -TECH XV), the Union of Basketball Coaches (Syndicat des Coachs de Basket – SCB) and the Union of Professional Handball Coaches  (Groupement des Entraîneurs Professionnels de Handball – 7 MASTER). They were soon joined by the Union of the Volleyball Coaches and Educators (Syndicat des Entraîneurs et Educateurs de Volley-Ball – SEEVB) and the Organisation of Professionals in Martial Arts (Organisation des Professionnels des Arts Martiaux – OPAM).

The FEP gathers more than 1000 coaches, technical managers and professional educators from professional clubs, clubs participating in federal competitions and employees from the departmental and regional committees of Federations.

The FEP has the desire to be a constructive force for proposal facing the economic, societal and legal challenges of sport professional, women sport and sport in general. It aims at promoting the recommendations made by coaches facing major developments in sport.

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  • France

GAREF Sport means Group for the analysis of the relationship between employment and education in the sport and active leisure sector (in French: Groupe pour l’Analyse de la Relation Emploi Formation dans le champ des activités physiques et sportives).

This Group has been initiated by social partners (Fonds d’aide au développement du paritarisme de la branche sport) and a consortium of Universities (Université Paris-Est Créteil, Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée and Université Claude Bernard  Lyon 1) to give a follow-up to the work of CAFEMAS (shut-down in June 2013).

The main issue is the relationship between training, occupations and employment in sport’s industry and facilitation activities. GAREF is analysing this relationship in order to propose some diagnosis and recommandations dedicated to strenghten it.


EOSE – European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

A new wave for the sport and active leisure sector

Ensuring the right skills in the right place

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