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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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.


Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

  • Spain

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. The University Schools joined the following year. The Technical University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in out society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition. The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.

The Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences-INEF, is a compenent of UPM based in the Ciudad Universitaria. INEF is a university centre created by the Law of Physical Education 1961, which began its academic activity in the 1967-68 academic year and studying for the qualification of Profesor de Educación Física, administratively accountable to the old National Delegation for Sports.

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UCL – Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour Jacques Rogge

  • Belgium

The “Chair Management of Sports Organisations” (CMOS – UCL) has been created by September, 1st, 2005, by the Ministry of Sports of the French speaking Community with the support of the Comité Olympique Interfédéral Belge, as a part of the Unit EDPH of the Institut d’Education Physique et de Readaptation” (IEPR) inside the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

It is the aim of the Chair to develop some tools for a better management of sport organisations in Belgium as well as to stimulate academic study of the different aspects of the management of sporting organisations, emphasising the Olympic values related to sports ethics and good sportsmanship This aim is supported by the responsible of the Chair, Professor Thierry Zintz, who has gain expertise in this kind of management and in the leading of sports organisations.


UNICLAM – University of Cassino and Southern Lazio

  • Italy

The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio was (UNICLAM) was established in July 2002. It began its activities in January 2003, receiving the heritage of a degree program in Sport Sciences established in 1999 within the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.

From 2003 to 2006 the Faculty worked under the guidance of a technical committee. During these years, the Faculty continued to offer a Bachelor Degree in Sport Sciences, and added a two-year master level Degree in Sciences and Techniques for Adapted Physical Activity.

The main areas of interest are Health and its determinants in modern society, focusing in particular on sport and physical activities, social inequalities in health and lifestyles, participatory processes on planning public spaces for physical activities, sustainable teaching environment, and the evaluation of evidence-based medicine and public health.


University of Chester – Sport and Community Engagement

The University of Chester is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. Education degrees are now just a small part of the 477 course combinations on offer.

The Faculty of Life Sciences supports several research centres including the Centre for Research into Sport and Society and the Departments of Sport and Community Engagement as well as Sport and Exercise Sciences.

The Department of Sport and Community Engagement is a recent addition to the Faculty of Life Sciences and is based at the Warrington Campus. It offers degrees in Sports Coaching, Sport Development as well as Fitness and Health.

Vierumaki - Sport Institute of Finland

VIERUMAKI – Sport Institute of Finland

  • Finland

Vierumaki, the Sport Institute of Finland is a national coaching and training centre for sports and physical education.

It operates under the Ministry of Education and Culture and is run by Suomen Urheiluopiston Kannatusosakeyhtiö Ltd. Vierumaki develops, produces and markets high-quality coaching, training and education services both nationally and internationally.

The Sport Institute of Finland is also a liberal adult educational institution, which organises vocational and further education, as well as fee-based educational support services.  As liberal adult education provider, the Sport Institute of Finland arranges, among others, versatile and high-quality leisure time sports courses to all age groups, as well as camps and tournaments together with sports clubs. Vierumäki provides also education leading to the Vocational Qualification of Physical Education.

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