European Funded projects
WORKING TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT
AND RECOGNITION OF THE SECTOR
Since its creation EOSE has been involved in 25 EU funded projects whether as a promoter or as a partner.
Here below you can find out more about EOSE’s EU-funded projects.
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European Us Girls
- Promoter: StreetGames (UK)
- EOSE role: Education and Learning Lead
- Duration: 24 months (January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2018)
- Partnership: 6 organisations from 6 countries (Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Netherlands and UK)
- EU programme: Erasmus + Sport Chapter - Collaborative Partnership - Call 2016
Funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Sport Chapter, the European Us Girls project tackles head on the issue of gender inequality in grassroots sport.
In the light of the well-known participation gap between men and women, boys and girls in sport around the EU, the European Us Girls project could serve as a pioneer in long-term perspective, offering a solution for tackling heads on the issue of gender inequality in grassroots sport, when it comes to facilitate the training of young women to be peer educators in grassroots sport.
As it brings together, for the first time, six high quality organisations that operate in the grassroots sport and physical activity sector, the project will achieve results addressing two important EU policy agendas:
- Increasing female participation in grassroots sport and physical activities, in particular young women with fewer opportunities aged 13-30 years (sport; gender equality, inclusion; equal access)
- Increasing female volunteering in sport, in particular non-formal peer education, (sport; gender equality; volunteering, inclusion, equal access)
European Us Girls will create new training and learning resources adaptable for different national settings that can be rolled out Europe-wide. In particular, building upon the award winning programme “Us Girls” by StreetGames, a new international course to train young women to be peer educators in grassroots sport will be developed.
The project will create a large and dynamic new European network for grassroots sport. The six partners bring their own extensive networks to this project, which will interact on the new networking platform to form an innovative virtual ‘network of networks’.
ASPIRE – Activity, Sport and Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe
- Promoter: ENGSO (European Non-Governemental Sports Organisation)
- EOSE role: Lead WP Evaluation, Contribute to active dissemination, Provide feedbac
- Duration: 30 months (from 1st January 2017 to 30th June 2019
- Partnership: 14 partners
- EU programme: Erasmus + Sport Chapter - Collaborative Partnership - Call 2016
- Scope: Sport movement
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and supported by the European Lotteries Association (EL), ASPIRE could serve as a pioneer in long-term perspective, using the added value of sport in offering a solution for inclusion during and after the settlement of refugees.
ASPIRE has the main aim to offer suitable participation opportunities for refugees in and through sport, physical activity and play. This aim can be best achieved by the development and implementation of a training module that can support people involved in sport to adapt their existing coaching activities to the specific context of the refugees.
The training module will enhance the skills and competences of facilitators in the area of psychosocial support and intercultural learning, and also compile innovative approaches to make sports organisations more open, accessible and inclusive.
This will be reached through the following specific objectives:
- Increasing the knowledge and evidence-base of working with vulnerable people, especially refugees, the organisational challenges and needs, and identifying good practice examples
- Supporting sport organisations to offer suitable participation opportunities for refugees with the help of innovative educational approaches
- Enhancing skills and competences of facilitators especially in the area of psychosocial support and intercultural sensitiveness
- Enhancing intercultural dialogue between refugees and host communities
- Raising awareness of the added value of sport in promoting the social inclusion of refugees.
Main expected outcomes:
- An academic research on the needs and challenges of refugees and sport organisations.
- A training module targeting people involved in sport (e.g. coaches, project leaders, volunteers), but potentially also PE teachers, as well as social and aid workers and refugees with a sporting background.
- 9 national training sessions to test the training (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Serbia, Spain, and Sweden)
ESSA Sport – A European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity
- Promoter: EOSE
- EOSE role: _
- Duration: 36 months (from 01st November 2016 until 30th October 2019)
- Partnership: 24 partners from 18 different EU Member States - including the EU recognised social partners and 18 national organisations
- EU programme: Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Sector Skills Alliances – Call 2016
Funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+ Key Action 2 “European Sector Skills Alliances call (Lot 1)”, the ESSA-Sport project strives to deliver the first Europe-wide Employment and Skills map for the whole sport and physical activity sector.
ESSA-Sport is a research and consultation project and a major opportunity for the sector to work collaboratively to identify the skills needed to ensure the on-going success of the sector and in turn to encourage an increasingly active, healthy and inclusive Europe.
Despite a very competitive call, it is encouraging to highlight that only four sectors have been funded. This 3 years initiative, coordinated by EOSE (Applicant) and the two recognised EU social partners, gathers a total of 24 partners from 18 different EU Member States. Such an Alliance will provide a real basis for on-going collaboration to help sport grow and succeed and to fulfil its
Main expected outputs:
- A project leaflet
- The first EU wide Employment and Skills map of the sport and physical activity sector across the 28 Member States
- Development of national stakeholder groups
- A European Strategic Skills Action Plan (priorities/recommendations) to help ensure education, training and qualifications are geared to the realities of the sector
- Creation of a EU Sector Skills Alliance as a sustainable mechanism
The ESSA-Sport is a research project that can create the conditions for change and improvement but does not in itself deliver that change. It can point the way and help win the hearts and minds of the key stakeholders and gain their commitment to make the journey. But without this first step the journey cannot begin
T2MIS – Ticket To Mobility in Sport
- Promoter: EOSE
- EOSE role: _
- Duration: 18 months (January 2017 to June 2018)
- Partnership: 4 official partners including the applicant EOSE, a representative of employers and link with the EU Social Dialogue Committee (WOS, NL), a Higher Education Training Provider (MRU, LT) and a national sport council (Sport Malta)
- EU programme: Erasmus+ Sport – Small Collaborative Partnership – Call 2016
- Scope: Sport and Physical Activity sector
Funded under Erasmus+ Sport Chapter – Small collaborative Partnership, the T2MIS (Ticket to Mobility in Sport) Project is focussed on the Sport and Physical Activity Sector and in particular on supporting learning mobility for managers, coaches, staff and volunteers of non for profit sport organisations in Europe.
With the project T2MIS – Ticket To Mobility in Sport, EOSE will work with the partnership to propose an adapted online solution to tackle the identified barriers and create conditions to make mobility a reality in sport and physical activity.
The Project will create an innovative centralised and self-guided online tool supporting mobility that will be designed should provide a common entry point and a straight forward platform:
- To highlight the benefits of learning mobility for individuals and organisations,
- To differentiate and present all existing opportunities for the sport sector and provide information regarding criteria of eligibility, objectives and priorities, and
- To provide quick access to some good practices and key documents.
The tool will aim at simplifying and clarifying the presentation of existing Learning Mobility funded opportunities and to raise the level of awareness of such opportunities within the sport sector. The tool will in particular gather information about relevant learning mobility opportunities available at different levels for the sport sector and to guide interested organisations / potential candidates to find information about the most relevant sub-programs/actions/opportunities adapted to their profile, willingness, and expectations.
S2A Sport: “From Strategy to Action: Supporting the professionalisation of sport organisations through the definition of work-based competencies and the development of fit-for-purpose training for Sport Administrators”
- Promoter: EOSE
- EOSE role: _
- Duration: 30 months (from 01st September 2015 until 28th February 2018)
- Partnership: 12 official partners (8 national partners and 4 European networks) representing 10 countries
- EU programme: Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation – Call 2015
- Scope: Sport and Active Leisure sector
INNOVATIVE EDUCATION FOR SPORT ADMINISTRATION IN EUROPE
The S2A project is focused on the skills needed by “sport administrators” who have a crucial role in the delivery of sport. Sport administrators are working in paid and voluntary middle management roles in local, regional, national and European sport organisations across Europe. They have the responsibility to translate the overall strategy of their organisation into action, to turn the ambitions of the sport into real programmes that will attract more participants and bring success, to apply policies for good governance and to ensure the integrity of sport.
One of the key parts of the S2A project will be the implementation of the 7 Step Model for the development of industry-led occupational standards specifying the standards of performance, and defining the precise knowledge and skills Sport Administrators need to perform effectively as well as the production of a corresponding training programme handbook and material that will be tested and piloted in the second part of the project.
- Promoter: European Golf Association (EGA)
- EOSE role: Management and Dissemination
- Duration: 2 years (January 2015 - December 2017)
- Partnership: 9 partners from 5 European countries
- EU programme: Erasmus+ - Sport Chapter
- Scope: Golf sector
GOGOLF EUROPE: “A TRANSNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP ON SPORT, HEALTH AND PARTICIPATION”
Golf: realities and challenges
It is estimated that approximately 7.9 million European citizens play golf in an industry that contributes over €15.1 billion to the European economy.
Richard Heath, General Secretary of the European Golf Association (EGA), has stated that: “Europe has excellent capacity for golf with over 6,700 courses, some 4.2 million club-registered golfers and at least another 3 million citizens already playing the sport, but that are non-club-registered. Nevertheless, we are facing significant challenges in effectively engaging young people to take up the sport and we are actively seeking innovative new solutions for growing youth participation.”
Current rates of physical inactivity in Europe are worryingly high, as evidenced by the recently published 2014 Eurobarometer survey on Sport and Physical Activity, which found that:
- 59% of EU citizens never or seldom exercise or play sport at least once a week.
- Almost three-quarters of EU citizens (74%) are not members of any club, a 7% increase since 2009.
The GoGolf Europe project – an EU funded initiative:
The GoGolf Europe project, funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+, the EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020, has been developed to:
- Increase the awareness of, and evidence base for, the health benefits of golf for European citizens
- Increase participation in the sport of golf at a pan-European level
In parallel with the running of a broadly-focussed literature review about the health benefits of golf, an innovative coaching methodology will be designed and implemented to provide and test a new access pathway to golf for youth aged 15 to 18 years.
Within five collaborating member states, CzechRepublic, Estonia, France, Netherlands, and Portugal, a total of 640 youths will be given the opportunity to learn and play golf for the first time through a series of 12 lessons of two hours per week provided by local golf coaches.
GoGolf Europe will provide a unique opportunity for golf to demonstrate its value in providing health benefits to European citizens and its significant contribution towards the wider objective of increasing physical activity levels. The project will also test an innovative training approach in order to blueprint a model for effectively increasing golf participation of youths at grassroots level across Europe.
Overall, it is expected that the realisation of the benefits of golf to tackle Europe’s current epidemics of physical inactivity, obesity and low youth participation in sport will create a cascading effect to benefit the overall European population through increasing grassroots golf participation.
The GoGolf Europe partnership:
Led by the European Golf Association (EGA), the transnational partnership brings together a mix of stakeholders with a diverse set of skills and perspectives. It includes the National Golf Federations from five European countries: the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, alongside the PGAs of Europe, the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) and the University of St Andrews. Financial partners include the PGA European Tour.