In May 2018, the European Union released a comprehensive study detailing the economic impact of sport across its 28 Member States. Based on the Sport Satellite Accounts of member states and using data from 2012 as the basis for the study, results show that sport-related Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was nearly 280 billion Euro, or 2.12%[…]
On July 11 and 12 2018, the European Commission organised the second meeting of the Expert Group on “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport“, which was hosted in Croatia by local ENSE Member, the University of Split. Born of out of the Third EU Work Plan for Sport (2017-2020), this group represents an opportunity[…]
On June 28th, ENSE joined the the EU Advisory Group of the ESSA-Sport project in Brussels, which was hosted at the offices UNI Europa and EU Athletes. 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[…]
On May 24th, ENSE joined the Expert Group meeting of the Blueprint project led by EuropeActive, which aims at improving the skills and qualifications in the Active Leisure sector – a sector which includes fitness and outdoor activities. The project, fully known as Blueprint for Skills Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure, focuses on developing new skills[…]
ENSE is pleased to announce that it is now an official member of the 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 federations and NGOs. This contributes[…]
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