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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Hungarian University of Physical Education

  • Hungary

The Hungarian University of Physical Education (formerly known as Semmelweis University), Faculty of PE and Sport Sciences is the largest, the most comprehensive and oldest centre for education and training is sport in Hungary with 85 years of history, originally established as the Royal College of Physical Education.

TF works independently as a Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in the area of education and research. There are 6 levels of sport education (from certificate level to PhD) offered in all possible fields: PE teacher, adapted PE teacher, health teacher, health promoter, coaching, sport management, recreation, as well as human kinesiology. 8 research laboratories serving teaching, research and the preparation of athletes are covering the entire human life-span.

On a national level the University Faculty has a sports policy forming role in close cooperation with all stakeholders of sport and physical activity.


Institute of Sport – National Research Institute

  • Poland

The Institute of Sport has been established in Warsaw by Regulation of the Prime Minister in November 1977 as an independent research unit and is holding the statute of National Research Institute since November 2015.

The activities of the Institute involve:

  • carrying out researcg relating to sport;
  • ensuring that science is included in the process of preparing athletes to the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
  • carrying out diagnostic research and providing services for Polish sport associations;
  • preparing expert opinions for sport organisations and associations;
  • completing anti-doping anaylsis;
  • designing and constructing measurement tools for sports;
  • certification of goods intended for sport and recreation;
  • publishing results os scientific research;
  • carrying out trainings and courses adressed at coaches among others.

One of the main domain in which the Institute of Sport is engage is educational activity. It is delivered through various educational forms and professional trainings adressed at sports workforce. The main goal is to imrove the education level of coaches and develop the skills that enable them to translate the knowledge they gain into practice.

In addition, the Institute of Sport is  the leader of the works dedicated to Qualifications Framework in sport in Poland. It aims at implementing the systems of continuous learning for coaches based on orderly an clear qualifications. The goal is to make the system of sport qualifications clear for both people who run sport classes (coaches and instructors) and the employers.


Institute of Technology Tralee

  • Ireland

The mission statement of the Institute of Technology Tralee is “To excel in teaching, research and development work, for the benefit of students, industry and the wider community”.

The Department of Health & Leisure is a department within the School of Health & Social Sciences. It is a dynamic and innovative department which leads and responds to the needs of the Health & Leisure sector in the areas of sports development, wellness promotion across the lifespan, physical education and adapted physical activity as well as fitness promotion in both a health related and elite sport setting. The department promotes the philosophy of human flourishing and specifically physical flourishing. It encourages students to support the population to be the best that they can be in all aspects of their lives.

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IPDJ – Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth

  • Portugal

The mission and tasks of the IPDJ (Instituto Portugês do Desporto e Juventude) – Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth have been defined by the Decree-Law n. º 98/2011, of 21st September 2011. Working in close collaboration with sports organisations, youth associations, student and local authorities, the IPDJ aims to support the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policy in the sport sector but also to promote daily exercise and physical activity as well as high performance, through the provision of technical, human and financial resources.

The Institute is also in charge of issuing permits and licenses and providing the certifications and credentials necessary by law. Furthermore, it also promotes, in collaboration with public or private institutions, studies and research on sport participation indicators and on the different factors for the development of physical activity and sport.


ISEF – Istituto Superiore di Educazione Fisica di Firenze

  • Italy

The law of February 7, 1958, n°. 88, gave definite rules for teaching physical education and for the development of sport in the Italian school. It also marked the paths for the establishment of the Higher Institutes of Physical Education, first and foremost the public Institute of Rome besides others, that could arise and get the “equalization” with the need to fill an educational long void.

The law provided that an Institute should be emanated by a cultural institution and that was how it came to Florence, 28 March 1958, with the establishment of a Study Centre for Physical Education and Sporting Activities.

During the following life of the Research Centre numerous cultural and educational initiatives have been developed, by catering the needs and requirements coming from the sporting and the academic world. In the early 90s, according to the approval of the European Sports Charter, a strong interest by the European Union towards the sector of physical activity and sports emerged.

The Research Centre aims to deepen the scientific, technical, moral and social values linked to the physical education and sport activity. This no profit association pursues its goals through a documentation centre, which includes a library/newspaper and periodical library, as well as through the organization of congresses, conferences and workshops, and the implementation o f researches at technical , anthropological-social and scientific level.

Latvian Academy of Sport Education

LSPA – Latvian Academy of Sport Education

  • Latvia

Created in 1921 by the Cabinet of Ministers under the name Latvian Institute of Physical Education (LFII), the Academy got its current name (Latvian Academy of Sport Education) in November 1991 by decision of the Ministry of Education to better reflect the higher education institution status and profile.

The LSPA is the only higher education institution in Latvian, which coordinates and conducts research in sport, as well as educates sports science specialists. The number of students of the Academy has risen several times: from 2 study groups in 1946 to 27 groups in 2012.

Further goal of the Latvian Academy of Sport Education is to provide an internationally recognized high-quality studies, develop innovative research in sport science and integrate it in the study process, which ensures the training of competent and competitive different sports specialists for Latvian and international job market.

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