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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eLearning Fitness


  • Promoter: University of Rome La Sapienza
  • EOSE role: Conducting a desk research / Leading dissemination WP
  • Duration: 36 months (01/01/2011 to 31/03/2014)
  • Partnership: 19 core partners in 12 countries
  • EU programme: Lifelong Learning Programme 2007/2013 Multilateral projects
  • Scope: Fitness sector

Since formulation of the EQF-Fitness, there has been an enormous need to qualify the currently active fitness professionals who are affecting over 40 million Europeans through health enhancing physical activity as well as training and educating new instructors according to the EQF structure.
However due to distance and/or professional commitments, it becomes necessary to facilitate the training for all who operate as fitness professionals, overcoming the difficulties which prevent those who live in outlying areas from participating in suitable training courses and continuing professional development. Open and distance learning is a flexible way for training and continuing education during the individual’s free time.

The main objectives of the project/network are

  • to create a European training system for e-learning in fitness to cover the minimum standards for both the theory (knowledge) and the practical skills and competencies
  • to create a platform for an interactive national professional register which will collaborate with other international registers.

During the life of the project at least 300 persons will undergo the eLF training program (an average of 20 per each partner country). The eLF outcomes will be used by the Fitness VET organisations to qualify current instructors and to give the basic (minimum standards) knowledge, skills and competencies to new instructors.

The website and e-learning structures will continue beyond the life of the project with the aim of enlarging the number of European countries using the eLF European standard e-learning system related to EQF and the Exercise register for the all Member States.
The methodology used by the eLF partnership may be transferred to other realities in the same sector, as well as in other sectors, providing recommendations useful to exploit LLP results in the best way.

  • eLF Infography dissemination impact assesment

  • eLF PressRelease

  • eLF Flyer

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  • Promoter: Leadership Academy of the DOSB
  • EOSE role: Dissemination WP Leader, Mapping of institutional key stakeholders in EU MS, Support in project management & final report writing
  • Duration: 18 months (01/01/2011 to 30/06/2011)
  • Partnership: 7 National and 3 European Organisations
  • EU programme: 2010 Preparatory Action on Sport, 'Promoting volunteering in sport'
  • Scope: Sport Volunteers

Mapping Strategies and Good Practices of Human Resource Development for Volunteers in Sports Organisations in Europe

As a follow up to some conclusions of the EU Study on Volunteering assigned by the European Commission and carried out by GHK in 2009, Training for Volunteers (T4V) gathered (under the leadership of the Leadership Academy of the German Olympic Sports Confederation) a network of experts from nine Member States who researched volunteering in sport and tried to broaden existing perspectives on education and training in the sector.

In short the analysis focused on two research questions: How can the individual be empowered to meet the requirements and increasing quality standards of the sports organisation and how should instruments of human resource management be applied within voluntary sports organisations to make volunteering in sport a valuable and attractive experience for the individual?

By implementing human resource management in organised sport, T4V aimed at empowering people for and through their work in voluntary sports organisations.

Training 4 Volunteers has developed a comprehensive theoretical framework of human resource development for volunteers. The framework refers to the individual, organisational and social level.

  • T4V Vizualisation HRDC

  • T4V Theoretical framework of HR development for volunteers

  • T4V Final Report

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Golf Stand

  • Promoter: SkillsActive UK
  • EOSE role: Responsible for the European LMI survey, Technical advisor, Dissemination, Support project management
  • Duration: 24 months (01/11/2010 to 30/10/2012)
  • Partnership: 16 national and EU organisations from 10 EU member states
  • EU programme: Lifelong Learning Programme 2007/2013, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Call 2010
  • Scope: Golf Sector

The European Occupational Standards for Golf project (GOLF STAND) had been developed with the main objective to produce a range of indispensable European occupational standards aiming at defining the competences, skills and knowledge needed for those working in the sector as golf professionals.

Purpose and objective of the project had been discussed with the partnership during the development of the project and in accordance with the strong request expressed by the sector for the need to develop some European Occupational Standards. Indeed, they have identified a gap between the competences requested from the labour market and the learning outcomes delivered by the training providers and so those innovative outcomes should improve and make easier the movement between education and employment but also ensure the development of a competent workforce with the right skills in the golf industry.

These developments are meant to:

  • Improve the recognition of competences and qualifications in the golf sector
  • Further enhance the recognition and re-evaluation of the standards set by the PGAs of Europe embracing an EU-wide competence-based, learning output framework;
  • Promote a transparent and flexible education and training system with clear learning and career pathways
  • Ensure the development of a competent workforce with the right skills and competences in line with the expectation of the labour market and facilitate the movement between education and employment
  • Develop mobility, transparency and mutual trust of qualifications.
  • Provide a clear Occupational Map and descriptions for the golf industry.


The expected impact was for golf to embrace a Lifelong Learning Strategy and endorse a common quality assurance framework for its qualifications across EU.


The Golf Stand brought us further than we expected. At the beginning we were a bit sceptic but there could not be better proof of sucess than the wide use of the project outcomes beyond its lifespan.”

Ian Randell, Chief Executive – PGAs of Europe

  • Golf Stand Quality Assurance Strategies

  • Golf Stand Occupational Standards

  • Golf Stand Guide to Learning Outcomes

  • Functional Map Golf Pros

  • Functional Map Golf Industry

  • Golf Stand Occupational Descriptors

  • Golf Stand Occupational Map

  • Golf Stand LMI Key Findings

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LLLSport – Actions towards the Lifelong Learning Stategy for Sport

  • Promoter: EOSE
  • EOSE role: Project development & management, Network of partners management, Quality control, Production & dissemination of final ouctomes
  • Duration: 13 months (01/03/2010 to 28/02/2011)
  • Partnership: EOSE as mono beneficiary + National Ambassadors
  • EU programme: Lifelong Learning Programme 2007/2013, Call KA1 ECETA: Support for EU cooperation in Education and Training
  • Scope: Sport and Active Leisure sector

The LLL Sport project aimed to bring together stakeholders at the national level to put in place structures which can ensure a well-qualified workforce ready to meet the challenges the sector faces and allow the sector to contribute to wider agendas including health, education, social inclusion and economic development.

The LLL Sport project had the main goal to raise awareness of the innovative LLL Sport Strategy and commitment to it through positive engagement and partnership with stakeholders from the fields of sport and education at the national (and sub-national) level. The LLL Sport Strategy was developed specifically to support the sector with Vocational Education and Training (VET) related issues and is fully in line with European policy developments in both sport, such as the White Paper on Sport, and European VET initiatives such as the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The LLL Sport Strategy is based around defining the sector and its occupations, a work based competence framework, learning outcomes framework and quality assurance process.

The project utilised an innovative approach of awareness-raising and dissemination through the engagement of “National Ambassadors” from the membership of EOSE in nine European countries.

The role of the ambassadors was to provide quality dissemination activities at the national and sub-national level and to report on, and ultimately influence, national VET structures in sport and the level of interaction with EQF and the LLL Sport Strategy.


“LLL Sport project was in great demand and its occurrence was just in time taking into consideration the adoption of the Law on National Qualification Framework in Lithuania. The current growth and changes in Education Sector as well as in Sport and Active Leisure Sector bring nationwide challenges. Also, all recent developments occurring in Europe are quite difficult to cope with. Therefore LLL Sport project remains as a baseline for better coordination and consolidation among all stakeholders in the future and the EOSE support is essential in fostering processes into a new qualitative level.”
Vilma Cingiene, University Associated Professor at the Lithuanian Sport University, Lithuania


“The timing of the Sport-LLL project was perfect for Hungary. A strategic partnership of the major sport stakeholders was created only a few months before the start of the project. According to the establishing document, one of the topics to be covered was education and employment issues. As one of the outcomes of the stakeholders’ cooperation and the Sport-LLL project, the MoU of the Hungarian Observatoire of Sport and Employment was signed. [...] Good practices shared by other EOSE ambassadors did already and will assist in the future. But most importantly, the Sport-LLL project guided the national level developments during the project period, which could not be achieved on our own.”
Judit Farkas, Senior Advisor and Grant Researcher at the Semmelweis University, Hungary


“LLL Sport is a very significant project as it fosters awareness raising and the implementation at national level of the Lifelong Learning Strategy for the whole Sport and Active Leisure sector developed through the EQF-Sport project – a difficulty identified in this previous project. Once again it was an opportunity of enormous learning and experience sharing among different realities.”
Cristina Matos Almeida, Sociologist at the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), Portugal

“The LLL Sport Project has been well met by the Maltese Sport Stakeholders. In fact there is a concrete outcome already through the dissemination of the LLL Sport project and the meetings held. The strong outcome is actually the setting up of the Maltese Sport Sector Skills council- a collaboration between the Malta Qualifications council and the Malta Sport council. I have been instrumental as National Sport ambassador to lobby with the government in understanding through facts that this is the way forward in order to bring about more quality jobs and more mobility.”
Gino Schiavone, Lecturer at the Institute of Tourism Studies, Malta

  • LLLSPORT Executive Summary

  • LLLSport Strategy Final

  • LLLSport Final Report

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  • Promoter: EOSE
  • EOSE role: Development & Management of the project, Network of partners management & supervision, Writing of the Final Report, Dissemination
  • Duration: 12 months (01/03/2010 to 28/02/2011)
  • Partnership: 16 partners from 11 EU countries
  • EU programme: 2009 Preparatory Action on Sport, 'Promoting European Fundamental Values by Encouraging Sport for Persons with Disabilities'
  • Scope: Disability Sport sector

 Perspectives of Sport for People with a Disability in Europe

The “ALL FOR SPORT FOR ALL: Perspectives of Sport for People with a Disability in Europe” project was a conjoint project led by the European Observatoire of Sport & Employment (EOSE) and the European Paralympic Committee (EPC).

The project aimed to assess, progress and highlight the future direction and perspectives of sport for people with a disability in Europe in the categories of policies, participation, work force, infrastructure and events while relying on a strong mix of key stakeholders of the sport sector such as Paralympic and Olympic Committees, Universities, European Networks and National Decision Makers.

The data collection (mapping) process comprised four phases:

  1. The project research team has undertaken an inventory of existing data both at the national and EU level.
  2. A mapping questionnaire / guided interview has been developed including an annex containing guidance and examples, and a glossary of key terms (both in English and French). The mapping questionnaire has been pre-tested in four countries and further adapted.
  3. Within the implementation phase – given the general lack of systematic statistics in the field – respondents were required to adopt multiple sources of information such as national statistics, official database and scientific directories information, etc. accompanied by guided interviews with national sector experts. Therefore, analysis provided at national level came from a secondary analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  4. A process of data revision has followed pre-analysis, and then data has been interpreted for the four mapping sectors in order to develop the European guidelines. The recommendation development has been accompanied by a consultation process.

The All for Sport for All project had as a final objective to contribute to better access to a wide network of opportunities in sport for people with a disability by mapping the status quo as well as to provide an Action Plan for Future Challenges and a Strategic Working Group for Sport for Persons with a Disability in Europe.

  • AllForSportForAll Publication

  • AllForSportForAll Flyer

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Becoming the Hub – The Health and Fitness Sector and the future of Health Enhancing Physical Activity

  • Promoter: European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA)
  • EOSE role: Research + analysis of HEPA main policies & campaigns (FR & GE), Consultation (identification of stakeholders + analysis + report)
  • Duration: 14 months (01/01/2010 to 01/03/2011)
  • Partnership: 3 partners from 3 European countries
  • EU programme: 2009 Preparatory Action on Sport, 'Promoting health and physical activity'
  • Scope: Health and Physical Activity Sector

The project determined how the health and fitness sector can positively contribute to the drive to promote health-enhancing physical activity across the European Union through sport. It will identify and spread best practices across EHFA’s pan-European network in the belief that the passion and expertise of exercise, fitness and sport professionals can be utilised as a major tool in the battle against sedentary lifestyles, ill health, obesity and social exclusion.

As part of preparatory actions to bring about this outcome, it was necessary to assess and review what is currently happening across Europe and to clarify how EHFA can contribute to raising the activity levels of European citizens. This was done with its stakeholders across the European sporting community, and identified the opportunities and barriers to mutually supportive partnerships.

By identifying current best practice and spreading it throughout the EHFA network, this project had the potential to provide an enabling and catalytic affect to the relationship of the health and fitness sector to civic society, government, the healthcare sector and the education sector.

  • HUB Final Report

  • HUB Final Report Appendix

  • HUB Executive Summary

  • HUB Flyer

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