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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  • Sweden

Arbetsgivaralliansen is an independent confederation for Swedish employers such as sporting and educational associations. The organisation has the main goal to negotiate collective agreement for their members as well as help them with the implementation of the labour law.

Arbetsgivaralliansen has signed 3 National Collective Agreements in the sport sector which are for ice–hockey players, for professional football players and for the not-for-profit sport.

In Sweden, the social dialogue, which is subject of a national regulation, is a tradition and the first discussions in the sport sector dates back to the 70’s.

The European level represents for the Swedish social partners a natural evolution and Arbetsgivaralliansen is an active member of the European Association of Sport Employers (EASE) and involved in the European Social Dialogue Committee (ESSDC) for the Sport and Active Leisure sector supported by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • England
About Cardiff Metropolitan University

“We trace our history back to 1865, when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff.  Since we developed into a university, we have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with our students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy.  We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.”


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.


Croatian Association for Sport Management

  • Croatia

The Mission of the Association is to promote sports management as essential part of good governance in sport.

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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.


Foundation of Sports Education and Information

Estonian Foundation of Sport Education and Information

  • Estonia

The Estonian Foundation of Sport Education and Information is established by the Estonian Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Education and Research.

The Foundation is responsible for development and putting in practise the qualification system of coaches; coordinating the training of coaches and sports administrators; development and administration of sports related databases (Estonian sports organisations, facilities, coaches, results); initiating and conducting sport related surveys; collecting and analysing information about international sport policies and participating in development sport policies in Estonia.

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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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