European Funded projects


Since its creation EOSE has been involved in 52 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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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.

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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.

  • T2MIS Presentation

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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


The S2A project 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 has been 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 were tested and piloted in the second part of the project.

The partnership is therefore thrilled to finally bring out to all stakeholders in the sport sector and beyond the series of innovative reports on Sport Administration –which can be read in conjunction with each other or as standalone documents (PDF versions downloadable at the bottom). This includes:

-  A Research Report showcasing the labour market situation, trends and perspectives for sport administration in Europe with detailed data and insights which confirm that, in recent years, sport organisations have been operating across a more complex environment that implies the demand for highly skilled and adaptable employees.

- The related Occupational Map for sport administration which draws on available data on the background, organisations, workforce and key drivers in sport administration to provide a broad frame of reference.

- The Occupational Descriptor which focuses on the generic job role of sport administrator, identifies the main occupational tasks, activities and responsibilities linked to this role and provides information about continuing professional development, opportunities for promotion and career progression.

- The Functional Map which builds upon the concept of functional analysis and presents a graphical representation of the main functions that were identified as part of the mapping of the sport administration area.

- The detailed Industry-led occupational standards specifying the standards of performance, and defining the precise knowledge and skills Sport Administrators need to perform effectively.

- The corresponding Training programme handbook which provides initial guidance in respect to the development of education and training opportunities in sport administration (including essential elements to be considered such as learning outcomes, accreditation and using occupational standards in the design of training, assessment, delivery and teaching).

- The Guide to Quality Assurance and Sustainability discusses quality assurance in several aspects of education as well as the concepts of accreditation and endorsement and explores sustainability strategies including target audience and uses and benefits of the S2A Sport outputs.

  • S2A Research Report

  • S2A Occupational Map

  • S2A Occupational Descriptors

  • S2A Functional Map

  • S2A Occupational Standards

  • S2A Training Programme Handbook

  • S2A Guide to Quality Assurance

  • S2A Cartographie des Métiers

  • S2A Descripteur métier

  • S2A Référentiel d'activités

  • S2A Référentiel de compétences

  • S2A Manuel de Formation et Curriculum

  • Leaflet S2A Finnish

  • Leaflet S2A Lithuanian

  • Leaflet S2A Italian

  • Leaflet S2A French

  • Leaflet S2A Dutch

  • Leaflet S2A Danish

  • Leaflet S2A Bulgarian

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  • 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


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.



GoGolf Official Video

  • GoGolf Europe Research Report

  • GoGolf Europe Literature Review

  • GoGolf Europe Guidelines to enhance youth participation in golf

  • GoGolf Europe Innovative Coaching Methodology

  • GoGolf Europe Youth Info Booklet

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SCORE: Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality

  • Promoter: ENGSO (European Non-Governemental Sports Organisation)
  • EOSE role: Lead WP Evaluation, Contribute to active dissemination, Provide feedback
  • Duration: 24 months (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017)
  • Partnership: 13 partners from 11 different Eu countries
  • EU programme: Erasmus + Sport Chapter
  • Scope: Sport movement

SCORE (“Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality”) project is led by ENGSO and supported by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme.

Building upon the “Proposal for Strategic Actions on Gender Equality and Sport“, the project promotes equal opportunities, namely gender equality in coaching, and focuses on increasing the number of employed and volunteer female coaches at all levels of sport as well as enhancing knowledge on gender equality in coach education. The project is targeted at sports and coaching organisations at all levels, more specifically coaches, trainers, former athletes, volunteers and decision-makers in the field of coaching.

Specific objectives of the project are as followed:


The tools will aim at identifying existing best practices in Europe with regard to increasing the number of female coaches and breaking the barriers for female coaching, e.g. recruitment projects and campaigns for specific groups of women, educational coaching pathways, identifying situations that promote and counteract equality and equal treatment in coaching and coach education.

SCORE toolkit


A specific training programm for mentor will be developped and implemented in parter countries with the aim to educate around 20-24 future mentors for potential coaches to assist potential female coaches in their respective countries.


Note: ENGSO has particular expertise with regards to women’s leadership, as it has previously organised two projects: The women’s mentoring project WILD (financed by the Preparatory Actions in the Field of Sport 2009) and ENTER! (financed by the Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the EU Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme). Furthermore, the youth branch of ENGSO (ENGSO Youth) has, together with Deutsche Sport Jugend, successfully completed a project on gender-based violence “Prevention of sexualized violence in sports – Impulses for an open, secure and sound sporting environment in Europe.“

  • SCORE Interactive Toolkit

  • SCORE flyer

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SIGGS: Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport

  • Promoter: EOC EU Office (EU Office of the European Olympic Committees)
  • EOSE role: Bring expertise on WP Educationnal tools, Lead the WP Evaluation, Contribute to wide dissemination of the project outcomes
  • Duration: 24 months (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017)
  • Partnership: 12 partners from 9 different countries
  • EU programme: Erasmus + - Sport Chapter
  • Scope: Sport movement

Good governance is increasingly becoming a core topic for sport organisations at all levels. There are plenty of reasons to explain this trend, including the pressure on the proper use of public funds as well as the responsibilities of sport organisations towards their sports and other stakeholders. Furthermore, it has been shown that investing in good governance leads to an organisation with the right ethical behaviour, which is governed more efficiently, is more resistant to various risks and is more effective in reaching its objectives. Therefore, investing in good governance is investing in sporting success.

The general objective of the SIGGS project (spin-off of the S4G-Sport for Good Governance project funded under the Preparatory Actions) was to promote and support good governance in sport by providing practical guidance to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and national sport federations (NFs) on how to implement principles of good governance in order to enhance their governance.

Specific Objectives of the project were as followed:


This Steering Committee consisted of a number of experts from different fields and with different backgrounds, including all the leaders of the various Work Packages.


Two “general tools” were developed. On the one hand, a self-evaluation tool was created with the main view of analysing strengths and weaknesses in the implementation of good governance principles by NOCs and NFs. On the other hand, Action Plans were drawn up for each principle.

SIGGS self evaluation tool


Following the results of the self-evaluation tool, “individualised tools” will be developed. First of all, Roadmaps will be drawn up. . In addition, national strategies will be developed including a list of key principles and key activities for the next years after the conclusion of the project.


During the SIGGS Project, national training sessions will be organised in the countries of seven participating NOCs.

  • Leaflet SIGGS

  • Information sheet SIGGS

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Feasibility Study on a sector skills council in sport

ESSC-SPORT: Feasibility of setting-up a European Sector Council on Skills and Employment for Sport

  • Promoter: EOSE
  • EOSE role: Management of the consultation process, report writing
  • Duration: 12 months (19/12/2013 to 18/12/2014)
  • Partnership: Consortium of 4 organisations: European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) - European Association of Sport Employers (EASE) - UNI-EUROPA - SkillsActive
  • EU programme: Call for tender by the Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs
  • Scope: Sport and Active leisure sector

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The Consortium has been appointed by the Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs to carry out a feasibility study on setting up a sector council on skills and employment for the sport and active leisure sector in the EU. The work has been awarded to the Consortium and will be carried out over the next 12 months, finishing in December 2014.

The Feasibility Study aims:

  • To explore the potential for the creation of an ESSC that could support the development of the Sector, and especially its workforce, at both a national and European level.
  • To launch a mapping and feasibility exploratory phase to assess the value added and willingness of creating a EU Sector Skills Council for the Sport and Active Leisure sector.


>> As part of the European Feasibility Study, the consortium has developped an online questionnaire to gather your view and opinions. Your responses and support in spreading the news matter as the results obtained from this questionnaire will provide key evidence to assess if there is sufficient demand and need to progress in this direction, and to identify if there is the capacity to ensure the successful establishment of such a mechanism for the sector. The questionnaire is available in English, French, German and Spanish. <<


Note:  The concept of European Sector Skills Councils (also named European Sector Council on Employment and Skills) has been promoted by the European Commission with a view to acquiring a deeper understanding of skill needs at sectoral level. The Commission supports the creation of European Sector Skills Councils which have the main objectives to propose a mechanism to tackle the sector’s workforce challenges, to develop a clear picture of the size and skills of the workforce in the sector through consistent Labour Market Information and to support a dialogue between education and employment at a national and European level.


Learn more while browsing EOSE special bulletin on European Sector Skills Council

Disclaimer: This websection is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity -PROGRESS (2007-2013). This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields. The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries.

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  • ESSC Final Report

  • Lessons from the ESSC Sport

  • Leaflet NL

  • Leaflet DE

  • Leaflet FR

  • Leaflet ES

  • Leaflet EN

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