Every two years, ENSE member the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) hosts the Global Coach Conference. This conference brings together coaches, coach educators, researchers, sport scientists, technical directors and sport administrators to address issues in coaching, to learn about new coaching research, and to share experiences with the top coaching development experts in the[…]
Consistent migrant flows and increasing diversification are posing new cultural challenges across all European societies, and a great number of people, including children, now need to be integrated and welcomed into our societies. Schools as well as sport clubs are an important vehicle to facilitate this integration. However, teachers, coaches, schools, and clubs are often[…]
Following the results of the latest round of Erasmus+ funding, ENSE is proud to join two new projects funded by the European Commission. These projects address key challenges in the current sports and societal environment while leveraging innovative methods and new technologies to achieve maximum impact. The Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Athletes (SENTA) project, coordinated[…]
The second Meeting of the EDU-PACT project was hosted by the University of Southern Denmark and took place from the 26th until the 28th of September 2018. In total, 11 representatives from 7 partner institutions – including 5 ENSE Members – took part in the meeting Working with schools and teachers, the objective of the[…]
On the week of September 10th, ENSE was proud to host the third meeting of EuropeActive’s Blueprint for Active Leisure project at the German Sports University in Cologne. The project focuses on developing new skills for current and future workers, improving employability of young people, and supporting entrepreneurship and growth across the sector. Concretely, that means mapping[…]
The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE, formerly known as ENSSEE) is an international non-profit organisation and has been active in the field of sport education in Europe since 1989. The organisation focuses on projects aimed at developing and promoting the sector of sport and sport sciences at the European level, especially as they relate to physical education, coaching, management as well as health and physical activity.
As the first organisation of its kind, ENSE enjoys a strong reputation across the continent and is a leader in regards sport education and policy.
The active leisure sector, including the fitness and outdoor sectors, has intensively worked on its own skills agenda in recent years. Accordingly the Blueprint Project focuses on developing new skills for current and future workers, improving employability of young people, and supporting entrepreneurship and growth across the sector.
Working with schools and teachers, this project will target a major, current societal problem: The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. The objective of the project is to help address these challenges and to develop innovative, evidence-based intercultural pedagogy in physical education and coaching.
ESSA-Sport will deliver the first Employment and Skills map of the sport and physical activity sector – a sector of huge economic and social significance where new businesses and jobs are being created and new skills are needed to respond to the labour market. As part of the project, ENSE will contribute its expertise as part of the Sport Expert Advisory Group.
Over the years, ENSE has been part of numerous projects aiming at the development and alignment of sport education, be it in higher education, the professional sphere or in the non-formal sector.
Working Groups and Committees
Expert Group on Skills and Human Resource Development in Sport
Led by the European Commission, this group represents an opportunity for Members States to discuss key issues in the field of sport as well as exchange experiences and good practices, and allows for invited pan-European sport organsations to contribute to the proceedings as observers.
Consultative Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)
Created by the Council of Europe, EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between its member states. It also encourages dialogue between public authorities, sports organisations, networks, and NGOs.
2019 – XV ENSE Forum, Vienna, Austria
2017: XIV ENSE Forum, Aarhus, Denmark
2015: XIII ENSSEE Forum, Rome, Italy
1989-2013 – Previous Forums