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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NISR – National Institute for Sport Research

  • Romania

Established in 2001 by the Government Decision 638/2001, on the existing structure of the former Research Center for Sport (since 1967), the  National Institute for Sport Research is a unique public institution and facility, a pole of scientific research in sport high performance.

NISR primary objective is sustaining Romaian high performance sport activities and atheletes trhough the specific means of the scientific research.

Over objectives of the Institute includes:

  • foreseeing the national R&D strategy in the field of physical education and sport;
  • accomplishing scientific and technical goals of the R&D National Plan;
  • developing national and transnational strategies and programmes in sport.



NSA – National Sports Academy (Vassil Levski)

  • Bulgaria

The Higher Institute for Physical Culture (at present National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”) – Sofia was founded by Decree in 1942 as a university graduating Physical Education Teachers and Sport Trainers.

At present the National Sports Academy (NSA) – Sofia is the only higher educational establishment in Bulgaria in the field of physical culture and sport. The NSA is granted full state accreditation, offering university degree programmes (BSc, MSc, PhD) at three faculties:

  1.      Faculty of Physical Education (Teachers);
  2.      Faculty of Sports (Coaches);
  3.      Faculty of Physiotherapy, Tourism and Sport Animation.

The main missions of NSA can be listed as follows:

  • To prepare highly qualified specialists with higher education;
  • To realise fundamental and applied scientific research;
  • To consolidate and develop the national traditions in the sector;
  • To co-operate on national and international levels in the areas of education, science, sport, tourism and kinesitherapy.



Observatory for Sport in Scotland (OSS)

  • Scotland

OSS is Scotland’s first ‘think-and-do tank’ with a growing network of supporters and contributors from across the world, all focused on finding solutions to the big problems in sport, health and wellbeing.

OSS Vision: A healthier Scotland where every person can access sport and its wider benefits for life.

OSS Mission: To inform, influence and support stakeholders and communities to increase and widen participation in all forms of sport activity, and arrest the physical and mental health crisis enveloping Scotland in the 21st century.

OSS Values: Ambition. Collaboration. Quality. Independence. Informed. Sustainable.

The keys to our success are our relationships with and understanding of the people and organisations who deliver community sport on the ground, day in, day out, while our ability to fund and draw on academic research across Scotland and globally, supported by institutes and think-tanks across the world, helps us to learn from other cultures and share data and insights that have genuine impact on sport participation for all ages in our society.

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SGS – Secretariat General of Sports

  • Greece

The Secretariat General of Sport (S.G.S) of Greece is responsible for the national executive planning and has overall responsibility for all issues concerning progress, organisation and function of Sports in the country.

More specifically, it is responsible for supervising sports activities, drawing up short-term and long-term projects on sports development, providing all the necessary facilities for the implementation of these projects and promoting sports development in every field of social activity. Staffed with skilled and experienced personnel, S.G.S. implements sport policy at national level.

Having participated in other community programmes, such as “Olympia” and, more particularly “Equal”, it has gained valuable experience and has contributed to the mapping of sport business activities and sport occupations in Greece – requirements and individual job descriptions.


Sport Malta

  • Malta

Throughout the years, Government has acknowledged the need to have specific legislation targeting the local sport scene in line with other countries. The previous Malta Sport Council set up in 1995 had been entrusted to gather information and material about Sports Legislation in other countries.

In November 2002, following an extensive period of consultations and meetings the Sports Act 2002 was unanimously approved by Parliament and as a result, the Sports Law was brought into effect on 28th January 2003.

The Sports Law gives the Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport (KMS) the responsibility to promote sport, to implement Government Policy on Sport, to register Sport organisations and to establish dispute resolution structures.

KMS is as such the main public promoter of the health, social and economic benefits generated by sport to society.


Sports Union of Slovenia (SUS)

  • Slovenian

Sports Union of Slovenia as the largest sports for all organization connects different sports organizations, associations, clubs and individuals working in the field of sports recreation and sports education in Slovenia. It unites over 200 organisations and has over 60,000 members scattered all over Slovenia. Their common goal is to promote healthy lifestyle and active use of leisure time.

The vision of the Sports Union of Slovenia is to be the leading sports organisation in the field of sports recreation and its education in Slovenia, which will seek to approximate recreational sports and physical education for every individual.

The purpose of SUS is to unite clubs that act in the field of sports, sport and recreation and recreational educational activities, encourage their advanced professional training, strive for the progress of professional work and introduce new methodologies.

SUS has been accredited by the Ministry of Education in Slovenia to deliver certified (and compulsory) non-formal training programmes in their fields of expertise and is therefore well placed to ensure the proper validation/recognition also of the current training programme in the national system. Through non-formal education, SUS educates over 500 certified trainers in the field of sport and recreation. SUS offers additional education opportunities and trainings by organizing various seminars, conferences, forums and congresses on topics in the field of sport for all and healthy lifestyle.

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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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