Happenings from ENSE and its Members
On November 3rd 2017, the inaugural iCoach Kids conference will be held at the Danubius Hotel Arena in Budapest. Funded by Erasmus+, iCoachKids is an international, collaborative, multi-agency project aiming to support the development of a Specialist Children and Youth Coaching Workforce across the EU to make sure all youth sport participants have a positive experience[…]
The ENSE Sport Summit, which took place in Aarhus, Denmark between September 12 and 14 2017, was an unqualified success. A group of 240 participants from over 24 countries took part in the event and many late registrants were even turned away due to the event being at full capacity. Over 20 presentations combined both[…]
Following the latest ENSE Board Meeting on September 13th, ENSE is proud to welcome Karen Petry as its new president. Officially elected in 2015, she now begins her two-year term as ENSE president. Karen Petry is Deputy Head of the Institute of European Sports Development and Leisure Studies at the renowned German Sports University and[…]
ENSE is proud to be supporter of the upcoming ERASMUS+ Project, “Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training” (EDU-PACT) 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. Regardless of what is done to[…]
The active leisure sector, including the fitness and outdoor sectors, has intensively worked on its own skills agenda in recent years. It recognises the importance of the need for an implementation plan based on the policy recommendations of the Expert Group on Human Resources Development and EU New Skills Agenda. Accordingly the Blueprint for Skills[…]
As part of the ENSE Sport Summit 2017, a Dual Career Workshop is being jointly organized by EAS, ESAA and Elitegymnasier.dk. The workshop will take place on Thursday, September 14th 2017 at Ceres Park. Focusing on Dual Career Strategies in Youth Sport, the programme provides insights into the different asects of dual career planning, presents current[…]
The first programme and abstracts for the ENSE Sport Summit 2017 are now available online. The draft programme — which includes speakers such as Lone Hansen, CEO of Team Denmark, former Olympian Sara Slott Petersen and renowned academics such as Prof Marc Theeboom and Dr. Jean Côté — can be found here, while abstracts are available[…]
The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE, http://sporteducation.eu) is a non-profit organisation active since the late 1980s in the promotion of sport science and education in Europe. It is a vast network of academic, professional, sporting and government organisations, with activities and projects throughout Europe. With a presence in more than 30 countries, our[…]
Launched in 2016, the German Sport University’s M.A. in International Sport Development and Politics is entering its second year and is accepting applications until July 15, 2017. This innovative new programme enables the graduates to link content from politics, history, sociology, economics, law and sports. Given the international growth of numerous associations and sports, as[…]
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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
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.