Sport Austria, the central platform for coordination and consultation within the Austrian sports system and a strong supporter of the upcoming ENSE Forum, will be hosting its second ever #BeActive Night on September 28th from 5pm onwards. Taking place this year at 25 locations throughout Austria, activities range from traditional sports such as archery, bowling,[…]
With the next ENSE Forum in Vienna mere weeks away, we are now starting our search for the host of the 2021 ENSE Forum. The ENSE Forum, which is held every two years, is intended as a meeting point for everyone interested in the sectors of sport and sport education at the European level, especially[…]
The gorgeous city of Lisbon hosted the 4th meeting of the European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” (XG HR), which took place on 15–16 May 2019. A long-time obersver in the Group, ENSE had both its President, Dr. Karen Petry, and Executive Director, Louis Moustakas, in attendance. At the meeting,[…]
ENSE Member the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) is proud to announce the 3rd iCoachKids International Conference hosted by Sport Ireland Coaching at the University of Limerick on June 14th and 15th 2019. The event will be the 3rd conference of this 36-month project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. Under the overall theme of ‘Child[…]
Two more amazing speakers have been confirmed for the line-up of the 15th ENSE Forum, which will be held at the University of Vienna’s Institute for Sport Science on the 26th and 27th of September 2019. Wanda Wendel-Vos, a trained epidemiologist who has focused on investigating environmental influences on physical activity and the effectiveness of[…]
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.
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