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May 11, 2022
International Mobility in Amsterdam

As part of the Erasmus+ project ACTIVE, an international exchange was held in Amsterdam at the first weekend of May. A group of 40 coaches from 13 different countries across Europe met for three days and discussed issues on sports and the European Youth Goals. Within different theoretical inputs, workshops and non-formal activities, the following […]

April 28, 2022
Call For Papers for the 16th ENSE Forum

The 16th ENSE Forum will take place in Guimarães, Portugal on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2022 under the theme Sport Education in a Changing World. Tempo Livre, a Portuguese grassroots sports organization and ENSE member, will host the Forum in Guimarães. The Forum will offer a space for reflection and discussion about the current […]

March 25, 2022
First Transnational Meeting of the BeFore Project

Last week, the Erasmus+ funded BeFore Project was able to meet for the first time in Dublin, Ireland. BeFore: Anti-Bullying Education for Sports Coaches aims to review the current policies in place within sporting organisations and create a comprehensive training programme for coaches, trainers, teachers and managers to enhance their competencies and skills to tackle […]

March 17, 2022
Book release "Education in Sport and Physical Activity - Future Directions and Global Perspectives"

ENSE Board Members Karen Petry & Johan de Jong published their latest book "Education in Sport and Physical Activity - Future Directions and Global Perspectives". The book examines education in sport coaching, sport management, PE teacher training, physical activity and health promotion, and the emerging discipline of outdoor studies, considering how trends such as globalisation, […]

March 4, 2022
Call for Young Coaches and Activists

As part of the Erasmus+ ACTIVE project, ENSE is looking for young coaches and sport activists to join the international exchange in Amsterdam, NL. Coaches aged between 18-35 interested in sport as a tool for social inclusion can apply. The training course “Be Active! Inclusive sport in EU” in Amsterdam on 29, 30 April and […]

February 23, 2022
ViRAL Project at International Conferences

The Erasmus+ project "Virtual Reality Approach to Anti-Doping Learning" (ViRAL) aims to improve anti-doping education in a groundbreaking way. In the past months, the project’s goals and objectives were presented at several conferences and institutions all over Europe. As part of the International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL), the project was […]

December 2, 2021
Meeting of the Sport and Social Cohesion Lab in The Hague

In November, the Erasmus+ funded Sport and Social Cohesion Lab (SSCL) was able to meet for the first time in The Hague. In this project, NGOs and universities work together using a Living Lab approach in order to increase social cohesion in diverse, vulnerable urban neighbourhoods and support practitioners in delivering high-quality sport for social […]

November 8, 2021
First Transnational Partners Meeting of Erasmus+ project "ACTIVE!"

Last week, the first Transnational Partners Meeting of the Erasmus+ project “ACTIVE! Engage, Connect, Empower EU Youth through sustainable, inclusive and democratic Sport" took place in Padua, Italy. ENSE joined the meeting together with GEA Coop Sociale (Italy), FARE network (Netherlands), KMOP (Greece), ASSIST (Italy), DOTS (Portugal) and JKP e.V. (Germany). The main objective of […]

October 12, 2021
Thomas Skovgaard re-elected as ENSE President

Following the latest ENSE General Assembly, which took place on September 24th, ENSE is proud to announce that Thomas Skovgaard was elected for his second two-year term as ENSE president. At the assembly - which was held online for the first time in ENSE history - Louis Moustakas was elected as the Secretary General of […]

October 6, 2021
E-Learning Experience Survey

Covid-19 and the associated lockdowns have disrupted all aspects of social, personal and professional life, including the education sector. As a result, over the past 18 months, sport educators have been confronted with a sudden and unexpected shift towards online teaching. One survey even showed that 85% of Universities shifted to online learning as their […]

August 30, 2021
Nominations for ENSE Board, 2021-2023

On September 24th, 2021 (from 14:00-16:00 Austrian time), the ENSE General Assembly will be held online for all ENSE members in good standing. This event will allow the membership to receive updates about network activities, provide input on key decisions and vote for the next ENSE Board. Below is the list of people currently nominated […]

July 30, 2021
Sport and Social Cohesion Lab Launches Mapping Report

The use of sport to promote social cohesion has grown rapidly in recent years. This includes the use of sport for social inclusion and the integration of refugees and migrants. Public, private and third sector organisations are using sport as a vehicle to advance social cohesion in various contexts. However, there are various challenges which […]

July 21, 2021
A Virtual Reality Approach in Learning about Doping

New Erasmus+ project "Virtual Reality Approach to Anti-Doping Learning" (VIRAL) aims to improve anti-doping education in a groundbreaking way. As the COVID -19 pandemic has spread around the world, concepts such as social distancing are being put into practice in education as well as in our daily life. This has created many new challenges for […]

July 16, 2021
ENSE kicks off its Digital Event on September 23-24, 2021

ENSE is about to kick off its first-ever digital event! Due to by now familiar reasons, ENSE decided to move the ENSE Forum from 2021 to 2022. As a result, ENSE has decided to offer its first-ever online event in 2021, providing two days of content on the subject of digital sport education. The Covid-19 pandemic […]

June 22, 2021
ENSE participation in 2021 EPAS Meetings

On Monday, 14 June 2021, ENSE secretary general Louis Moustakas participated in the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Consultative Committee Plenary Meeting. Mr. Moustakas presented the extensive work that ENSE has done in the field of sport education, including projects such as EDU:PACT and SEDY. In addition, ENSE joined the annual EPAS Governing Board […]

April 20, 2021
Survey on sport and social cohesion

We are requesting organisations using sport for social cohesion to complete our short survey, in order to inform future programming and best practice. The use of sport to promote social cohesion has grown rapidly in recent years. This includes the use of sport for social inclusion and the integration of refugees and migrants. Public, private […]

March 23, 2021
Launch of the Sport and Social Cohesion Lab

On February 24 and March 5th, partners from the Sport and Social Cohesion Lab (SSCL) gathered online to officially kick-off this new, innovative, pan-European project. Given the increasing change and diversity in European cities, encouraging social cohesion is of the utmost importance for stability, growth and solidarity. In particular, we see that sport and physical […]

February 22, 2021
"Educate and Integrate?!" Interactive Online Conference by EDU:PACT

After publishing their handbook, interactive toolkit and inter-cultural sensitivity survey, EDU:PACT is ready for their final conference on: 2nd of March 2021, 09:30 - 12:00 (CET) Research indicates that many physical education teachers and coaches have not received formal training on working with diverse groups, and lack professional competences in the area of intercultural education.  […]

February 22, 2021
Blueprint Project publishes Final Report!

After two years of hard work, the Blueprint for Skills Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure project is officially concluded. The outcome has been to review, test and trial the delivery of a fully quality assured education and training programme for current and future instructors and animators in the Active Leisure sector. The project focused […]

February 10, 2021
UNESCO calls for investment in quality physical education to support COVID-19 recovery

COVID-19 has spotlighted the value of good health and resilience (physical, mental, social and economic). Almost a quarter of the world’s population have an underlying health condition which increases their vulnerability to the virus. Mental health issues have increased exponentially during the pandemic, particularly amongst youth. Physical inactivity can now be considered as a parallel […]

November 24, 2020
ENSE is now part of VIRAL Project!

"Anti-doping education is currently at an early stage and there are several needs that must be addressed". New Erasmus+ project Virtual Reality Approach to Anti-Doping Learning (VIRAL) aims to improve anti-doping education in a groundbreaking way. ENSE is now part of this exciting project! The project argues that anti-doping education should be based on state-of-art […]

November 23, 2020
ENSE Forum in Guimaraes moved to 2022

ENSE decided to move the ENSE Forum in Guimaraes from 2021 to 2022. On the originally planned dates for 2021 (23-24th of September), there will be an online event instead. More information on this event will be released at a later stage. Tempo Livre, a Portuguese grassroots sports organization and ENSE member, will host the […]

November 20, 2020
ENSE joins Sport and Social Cohesion Lab!

Given the increasing change and diversity in European cities, encouraging social cohesion is of utmost importance for stability, growth and solidarity. In light of this, over the last decade, sport and physical activity have become increasingly recognized and implemented as tools to foster social cohesion in neighborhoods, cities and communities around Europe. Yet there remain […]

November 20, 2020
ENSE announces new Green Travel Policy

ENSE firmly believes in the benefit of exchange and cooperation to not only develop the field of sport education, but to build bridges between people of different backgrounds. Though the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many to stay put, travel will nonetheless return as an essential part of that exchange and cooperation. However, we are also […]

November 17, 2020
Raising Awareness on Human Rights in Youth Sports: The Role of Sport Organisations and Educational Institutions

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 16:00-17:30 the Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) will organize the virtual workshop Raising Awareness on Human Rights in Youth Sports: The Role of Sport Organizations and Educational Institutions, moderated by Consultative Committee Bureau member – Secretary General ENSE, Louis MOUSTAKAS, with the participation of: […]

November 14, 2020
EDU:PACT announces Interactive Toolkit and Intercultural Sensitivity Survey!

Intercultural challenges and opportunities in the EU arising from increased migration and mobility affect physical education teachers and trainers in particular, who often are insufficiently prepared for intercultural education through sport.  The EDU:PACT project aims to improve the quality of pre-service and in-service education, to prepare physical education teachers and coaches for inclusive intercultural education. […]

September 24, 2020
EDU:PACT Handbook Release

The demographic composition of Europe has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, and migration within and from outside the EU has significantly increased. This sharp increase in migration and cultural diversity presents new challenges and opportunities in host countries for both the so-called majority and minority populations. Physical education teachers and coaches are often […]

September 17, 2020
Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2 (SEDY 2): an update

The Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2 (SEDY 2) project will reschedule their program due to COVID-19. After the kick-off in Amsterdam last January the project members had to work online due to lockdowns and other measures. The new schedule includes the creation of a consensus statement on inclusion in sport, collecting best practices in terms […]

September 14, 2020
ENSE members to take part in Female Leaders of Tomorrow (FLOT) Project

Female Leaders of Tomorrow (FLOT) recently announced the new mentors and mentees that were chosen to take part in the project. After a stringent recruitment process, 20 women from 13 countries in Africa and Europe have been selected to be a mentee in the project. These mentees will be supported by a cadre of 11 […]

September 10, 2020
Louis Moustakas to represent ENSE in EPAS Bureau

During the most recent meeting of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Consultative Committee (CC) meeting on September 8th, ENSE secretary general Louis Moustakas was elected as a Bureau Member for the CC. Created by the Council of Europe, EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between its member states. The Consultative Committee […]

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