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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NIC – University of Nicosia

  • Cyprus

The University of Nicosia is an independent, co-educational, equal opportunity tertiary education institution, combining the best elements in western education, quality standards and an international philosophy.

International in philosophy, the University hosts students from all over the world, in a multicultural learning environment, promoting friendship, cooperation and understanding.
The University is actively involved in European and local research projects as a partner and as a coordinating institution.

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management offers 3 programmes (Bachelor level) to give to students insight into the Hospitality, Tourism and Sports management industry.  Besides standard classroom theory, the programmes also include guest lecturers, field trips, laboratory sessions, and practical training (internships), all in an effort to ensure a comprehensive education and competence.


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.


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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.


Sportwerk Vlaanderen

  • Belgium

Sportwerk Vlaanderen is the Flemish Office for Employment in Sport (Vlaams Bureau voor Sportbegeleiding) formely known as Vlabus.
Based on the demand concerning employment in the sport sector, Sportwerk was created as Vlabus in 1986 in the format of a partnership between the provincial governments and with support from the Ministry of Employment and Labor. The main objective of Sportwerk to date is to support and promote the professional employment of trainers in the sports sector in Flanders and Belgium.

On decree from the Flemish Minister of Sport, Vlabus’s mission had been enlarged in the recent years and on the 20 of September 2016 it became Sportwerk Vlaanderen. On top of the continued provision of trainers to the sports sector, Sportwerk Vlaanderen is now acting as an active knowledge center for the employment in sport, not only for trainers but also for other support functions in the sports sector.

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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