The 15th ENSE Forum will be held at the University of Vienna’s Institute for Sport Science on the 26th and 27th of September 2019 under the theme Sport – Education – Society. Links and Solutions. The Forum will offer a space for reflection and discussion about the potential of sport to address the societal and[…]
The importance of physical activity for the health of youngsters is undisputed. And participation in sports clubs and physical education (PE) classes are essential to support this health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). Therefore, it is important to maintain youngsters in an active sport participation. One main reason for non-participation and drop-out from sports and PE are[…]
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 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.
football3 for all
Focusing on the football3 methodology – an innovative tool to use football to generate social change – this project aims to further expand the reach of this method by creating a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in order to provide free, location-independent learning opportunities for individuals and organisations.
The Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Athletes (SENTA) project, aims to help athletes develop, fund, and implement projects related to social, cultural or environmental issues and transform them into valuable social and economic drivers
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