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Promoting the sector of sport education and sport sciences at the European level

The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE, formally known as ENSSEE) is an international non-profit organisation and 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.

ENSE's role in the complex organisational environment of Sport is defined through four factors: the network’s expertise in the subject of sport education, the network’s membership diversity, its relationships to several other European organisations — including the European Council's Working Group on Human Resources Development in Sport — and a an executive team combining academic and professional expertise.

Projects

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SPEACH

Current Project – The main goal of the Sport Physical Education And Coaching in Health (SPEACH) Project is to increase awareness and behavioural change in sport professionals and European citizens towards an active and healthy lifestyle. Looking for innovative ways to address these issues, the consortium consists of ten partner organizations and actors from seven EU countries.

Blueprint

Current Project – 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, starting in January 2018, focuses on developing new skills for current and future workers, improving employability of young people, and supporting entrepreneurship and growth across the sector.

EDU-PACT

Current Project – Working with schools and teachers, this project will target a major, current societal problem: The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. Consistent migrant flow towards Europe is posing new cultural challenges across all European societies. The objective of the project is to help address these challenges and to develop innovative, evidence-based intercultural pedagogy in physical education and coaching.

English in Sport

Current Project – English is the most common language in the sports world, during technical meetings, competitions, refereeing or press conferences. English in Sport is a multimedia e-learning tool that has a strict link to sport life, practices and competition and it looks like a metro map.

SPEED

Completed Project – This 3-year project aims at filling the gap with a common Sport Science higher education system in Albania, Kosovo and Serbia, introducing vocationally oriented Masters and Lifelong Learning Programmes based on a learning outcomes and competencies approach, targeting new and old graduates, fostering flexible, practical learning pathways and partnership between universities and stakeholders.

AEHESIS

Completed Project – From 2003 to 2007, this project brought together 86 institutions from 29 European countries with the goal of aligning European Higher Education in Sport Sciences. To do so, national programs were integrated into the Bologna framework by ensuring that the identified structures related to the needs of the labor markets. Major outcomes of the project include the mapping and compilation of European sport science programs, the creation of a commonly accepted framework of professional and learning outcomes, and the development of a methodology for the comparison of University programs.

Since its inception, ENSE's activities have taken place throughout Europe, involving over 80 member and partner organisations in more than 30 countries

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People

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The Executive Board, elected by the General Assembly, conducts the daily management of the Network. It is composed by the President, President Elect, Secretary General, Treasurer and five Members-at-large. In addition, ENSE's Council - a group of eminent personalities who have particularly distinguished themselves in the area of sport education -consult with the President and the Board on issues related to the Network, its activities and to sport education in general.

Karen Petry
Karen Petry
President – Germany
Researcher and Head, Institute of European Studies, German Sport University, Cologne ENSSEE/ENSE Vice President, 2011-2017
Thomas Skovgaard
Thomas Skovgaard
President-Elect – Denmark
Associate Professor and Head of Centre and of Studies, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Southern University of Denmark, Odense
Paolo Parisi
Paolo Parisi
Past President – Italy
Professor of Biology (ret) and Former Rector, University of Rome “Foro Italico” ENSSEE/ENSE President, 2013-2017
Harald Tschan
Harald Tschan
General Secretary – Austria
Professor and Head, Department of Training and Movement Science, University of Vienna
Ladislav Petrovic
Ladislav Petrovic
Treasurer – Hungary
Secretary General, International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), Leeds and Budapest
Paul de Knop
Paul de Knop
Member-at-large – Belgium
Professor of Sport Sociology and Rector, Free University of Brussels
Johan de Jong
Johan de Jong
Member-at-large – Netherlands
Lecturer Healthy Lifestyle, Sports and Physical Activity, Institute for Sport Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Michal Bronikowski
Michal Bronikowski
Member-at-large – Poland
Assoc. Prof. and Head of the Department of Didactics and Physical Activity, University School of Physical Education of Poznan
Daniela Caporossi
Daniela Caporossi
Member-at-large – Italy
Associate Professor, Head, Unit of Movement Biology and Chair, European Master in Health and Physical Activity, University of Rome “Foro Italico”
Susana Carla Alves Franco
Susana Carla Alves Franco
Member-at-large – Portugal
Coordinating Professor, Bachelor in Health and Fitness, School of Sport Science, Rio Maior; and Research Center of IP Viseu and IP Santarem
José Rodrigues
José Rodrigues
Council Member – Portugal
Professor and Former Head, Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior, International School Coordinator, Polytechnic Institute of Santarem
Jean Camy
Jean Camy
Council Member – France
Professor emeritus, University Lyon 1 and Co-Founder, EOSE
Karsten Froberg
Karsten Froberg
Council Member – Denmark
Professor, FECSS, Centre of Research in Childhood Health, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

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