The European Network of Sport Education


May 11, 2022
International Mobility in Amsterdam

As part of the Erasmus+ project ACTIVE, an international exchange was held in Amsterdam at the first weekend of May. A group of 40 coaches from 13 different countries across Europe met for three days and discussed issues on sports and the European Youth Goals. Within different theoretical inputs, workshops and non-formal activities, the following […]

April 28, 2022
Call For Papers for the 16th ENSE Forum

The 16th ENSE Forum will take place in Guimarães, Portugal on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2022 under the theme Sport Education in a Changing World. Tempo Livre, a Portuguese grassroots sports organization and ENSE member, will host the Forum in Guimarães. The Forum will offer a space for reflection and discussion about the current […]

March 25, 2022
First Transnational Meeting of the BeFore Project

Last week, the Erasmus+ funded BeFore Project was able to meet for the first time in Dublin, Ireland. BeFore: Anti-Bullying Education for Sports Coaches aims to review the current policies in place within sporting organisations and create a comprehensive training programme for coaches, trainers, teachers and managers to enhance their competencies and skills to tackle […]

March 17, 2022
Book release "Education in Sport and Physical Activity - Future Directions and Global Perspectives"

ENSE Board Members Karen Petry & Johan de Jong published their latest book "Education in Sport and Physical Activity - Future Directions and Global Perspectives". The book examines education in sport coaching, sport management, PE teacher training, physical activity and health promotion, and the emerging discipline of outdoor studies, considering how trends such as globalisation, […]


The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) is an international non-profit organisation and has been active in the field of sport education in Europe since 1989. 

ENSE works to create learning opportunities, skills, competences, and qualifications in all settings for people or organisations leading, developing and supporting sport activities. ENSE aims achieve this by working on pan-European projects, creating innovative educational materials, connecting organisations working in the field of sport education, and advocating for effective policies on the European level.


Our membership is open to organisations engaged in sport education throughout Europe. From higher education institution and private employers, to federations and government, all are welcome within our network.

As part of a vast network of academic, professional, sporting and government organizations, you will play a leading role in the development of sport education in Europe. Members regularly cooperate in a number of projects and working groups, and ENSE supports members by disseminating and promoting their activities. 

To register for membership, please fill out our membership form. Our board will review your application and then get in touch with you.


Thomas Skovgaard


Louis Moustakas

Secretary General

Antonio Tessitore


Karen Petry

Past President

Harald Tschan


Gemma van Vuuren

Board Member

Ladislav Petrovic

Board Member

Johan de Jong

Board Member

Kristine De Martelaer

Board Member

Susana Carla Alves Franco

Board Member

Lisa Kalina

Youth Member


European Network of Sport Education
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