Happenings from ENSE and its Members
In conjunction with the European Week of Sport, the European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) will host the ENSE Sport Summit 2017, including the XIV ENSE Forum, in Aarhus, Denmark from September 12th to the 14th. World-renowned organisations and speakers will converge on Aarhus, the European Capital of Culture 2017, for this unique event. The[…]
Every two years the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Coach 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 top coaching development experts in the world. In 2017 the conference theme is[…]
Late last year, we released an invitation to take part in the the testing of the Health and Physical Activity (HEPA) Modules developed through the SPEACH project. Between the 6 and 10th February 2017, this testing took place. Over 65 students from eight European countries joined the international SPEACH week hosted at Hanze University of[…]
As the European Capital of Culture, 2017 is a big year for the Danish city of Aarhus. As part of the celebrations, ENSE will be bringing together universities, institutions and organisations from the sports sector together for the ENSE Sport Summit 2017, which includes the XIV ENSE Forum. Hosted in conjunction with University of Aarhus,[…]
From 6-10 February 2017, around 90 students from six European countries will join a week in which three newly developed HEPA modules will be offered by teachers from seven EU countries. These modules are part of the ‘Sport Physical Education and Coaching for Health (SPEACH) project, a project that is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme[…]
In looking to combat the growing inactivity epidemic in Europe, the SPEACH project aims to develop Health and Physical Activity (HEPA) related education modules, “which will be included into existing education structures in the areas of sport coaching and physical education (PE), in order to stimulate pupils, young athletes and adults towards an active and[…]
The European Commission just published a very relevant title for the Sport Education community. The final report regarding the ‘Study on sport qualifications acquired through sport organisations and (sport) educational institutes’ was released earlier this year. Looking at the more formalized role of sport in the EU since the implementation of the Lisbon treaty, the[…]
Elsa Kristiansen, from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences – an ENSE member – in collaboration with colleagues from the U.K. and Canada recently published an edited volume on Elite Youth Sport Policy Management. And with the attached flyer, you can get an exclusive 20% discount. This book explores elite youth sport policy and management[…]
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, an ENSE member, is co-organizing the icSPORTS 2016 conference in Porto, Portugal from 7 to 9 November 2016. Formally known as the International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support, icSPORTS2016 looks at how “engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are becoming an important support for[…]
English has nearly 1 billion native and foreign speakers and it is, by far, the most common language in the sports world. It is present everywhere, from technical meetings to competitions, from refereeing to press conferences. All sportspersons – directors, coaches, team managers, athletes, judges, referees, students, spectators – who already have a basic understanding[…]
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.
What we do
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.
Current 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.
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.
Since its inception, ENSE's activities have taken place throughout Europe, involving over 80 member and partner organisations in more than 30 countries
Who we are
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.