“Guidelines regarding the minimum requirements in skills and competences for coaches”, the result of a three year work by the European Commission Expert Group on Skills and HR Development in Sport (XG HR), is now published. The publication aims to propose a common minimum set of competences for coaches in Europe. Along with the core[…]
The proportion of physically inactive citizens in the EU remains unacceptably high. 42% of EU citizens do not exercise or play sport at all (2017). This might indicate that the message about the importance of sport and physical activity for an individual’s health and wellbeing has still not got through to significant segments of the[…]
Call for Mentorship Programme Applications – “Training the Female Sport for All Leaders of Tomorrow” (ENSE Members Only)
“Training the Female Sport for All Leaders of Tomorrow” aims to equip and empower a new generation of young European and African women who are engaged in Sport for All with the necessary skills, knowledge, experiences and guidance to lead the global Sport for All Movement. Through a comprehensive global mobility and mentoring scheme, the[…]
From 6th to 7th of February, The Association For International Sport For All (TAFISA) hosted the kick-off meeting for the project “Training the Female Sport for All Leaders of Tomorrow”, co-funded by the European Commission. Besides representatives from the African Union Sports Council Region 5, the Olympic Committee of Slovenia, the University of Ljubljana as[…]
Next week, the Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2 (SEDY) project will hold its kick-off meeting in Amsterdam. Every person has the same right to participate in play, recreation and sporting activities, but equal access has not always to be the case for youth with disabilities. Instead, youth with disabilities are generally less physically active, participate[…]
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. Today, ENSE works to create learning opportunities for individuals leading, developing, and supporting sport activities.
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. Underpinned by its strong network, ENSE is highly engaged in pan-European projects, connects organisations working in the field of sport education, and is the voice of the sector on a European level.
Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2
Whereas every person has the same right to participate in play, recreation and sporting activities, this equal access has proven not to be the case for youth with a disability. This projectwill develop and implement a Sport Participation and INclusion (SPIN) tool. This tool will consist of several practical instruments and interventions to assist youth with a disability to become more physically active.
New Health 2022
New Health 2022 is a European project for the development of a lifestyle as medicine program for consumers and professionals, based on the scientifically validated lifestyle guidelines of the WHO and the Health Council. Here, ENSE supports this project as a member of the Expert Panel .
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.
2021: XVI ENSE Forum, Guimarães, Portugal
2019 – XV ENSE Forum, Vienna, Austria
2017: XIV ENSE Forum, Aarhus, Denmark
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