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[…]
Voices for Truth and Dignity (VOICE) is a timely, groundbreaking, continent-wide project that aims to combat sexual violence in European Sport through the voices of those affected. Led by ENSE member the German Sports University and featuring the University of Vienna and the University of Southern Denmark, this project has generated crucial research data for the[…]
Last month, the European Union published a bevy of sports-related statistics that are sure to be of use to both researchers and practitioners alike. Most notably, after a four year gap, the new Eurobarometer on sport and physical education was released in March. Profiling various sport and physical activity trends across Europe, the report unfortunately[…]
The project “Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training” (EDU-PACT) tackles the intercultural challenges resulting from consistent migration flows towards Europe. The project aims to improve quality of pre-service and in-service education for sport-related teaching professions, hence preparing teachers and coaches for inclusive education in and through physical education and sport. In order to[…]
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.
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 focuses on developing new skills for current and future workers, improving employability of young people, and supporting entrepreneurship and growth across the sector.
Current Project – 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.
Current Project – 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.
Completed Project – The main goal of SPEACH was 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 consisted of ten partner organizations and actors from seven EU countries.
Completed Project – This project aimed at creating a common Sport Science higher education system in Albania, Kosovo and Serbia by designing and introducing vocationally-oriented sport degrees, as well as by fostering partnership between universities and stakeholders.
English in Sport
Completed Project – English is the most common language in the sports world, be it for technical meetings, competitions, refereeing or press conferences. English in Sport aimed to develop multimedia e-learning tool that has a direct link to sport life, practices and competition, and help practitioners master this crucial language.
Completed Project – Bringing together 86 institutions, the goal of of this project was the alignment of European higher education in sport. To do so, national programmes were integrated into the Bologna framework and matched to the needs of the labor markets. Major outcomes included the mapping of European sport science programs, the creation of a commonly accepted framework of learning outcomes, and the development of a methodology for the comparison of programmes.