EOSE at the informal meeting of Directors General for Sport in Prague

EOSE at the informal meeting of Directors General for Sport in Prague

Stephen Studd and Aurelien Favre (both from EOSE) were invited as delegates and speaker to the Informal Meeting of Directors General for Sport organised by the Czech Republic Presidency and the European Commission in Prague on 28 and 29 April 2009.

This important event gathered Sport Directors from the 27 EU member states, the Slovenian Presidency, the Council of Europe, the European Commission (DG EAC and Sport Unit), ENGSO, the EOC, and some national experts from the Czech Republic.

As mentioned in the detailed programme of those two working days, the results of the French Presidency and the European developments regarding sport were presented, and several working sessions were organised on specific issues such as “Sport and Health”, “Fight against doping”, “Economy and Sport”, “Non profit Sport”, “Volunteering” and “Education, Training and Qualification”. The challenges of the Swedish presidency, which will start on 01st of July 2009, were also presented.

Through the agenda item entitled “Education, Training and Qualification”, Stephen Studd (EOSE President) presented the main issues, developments and challenges regarding Vocational Education and Training in the Sport and Active Leisure sector in Europe and illustrated his speech with concrete outcomes developed through the EQF-Sport project.

As a conclusion to his presentation, Stephen Studd thanked the Directors and the European Commission for the invitation to the meeting and mentioned the great pleasure and honour for EOSE to have the opportunity to present the key Education and Training issues and challenges for the Sport sector in Europe.

He then asked for the support of the Member States to implement the developments at the national level and to strengthen our network of contacts and members (click here to view Stephen Studd’s PowerPoint Presentation).

Visit the official website of the Czech Republic Presidency to obtain further information.

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