On February 6th and 7th, ENSE joined the kick-off of the Blueprint project led by EuropeActive, which aims at improving the skills and qualifications in the Active Leisure sector – a sector which, broadly speaking, includes fitness and outdoor activities.
The project, fully known as Blueprint for Skills Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure, focuses on developing new skills for current and future workers, for improving employability of young people, and supporting entrepreneurship and growth across the sector. Concretely, that means mapping out the current qualifications in the Active Leisure sector and identifying the skill gaps in the existing market. Then, using that information, developing improved, increasingly relevant Active Leisure qualifications that are recognized on a European-wide basis.
The project will last a total of 3 years. Throughout that period, ENSE will take the lead on the research and mapping of the current environment of Active Leisure Qualifications in Europe.
In total, the project features 5 other partners from across the continent, including the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) – also an ENSE network member – the European Confederation of Outdoor Employers (EC-OE), the Fundacion Espana Activa, Sport Ireland, and the Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport.