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 […]

August 25, 2020
Virtual EASM Conference 2020 - Save the date

The annual conference of the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) will take place this year in an online conference format. The speakers will present from their place of residence and will be available for questions and discussions. From September 21 to 25, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., more than 170 presentations on […]

July 17, 2020
"Football3 for all" project is getting ready for the piloting phase!

On 14th and 15th of July football3 for all project had an online partner meeting in which critical step for the project has been taken. In this specific meeting, the project partners reviewed the project units, made plans for the piloting of the MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), and discussed the certification pathway. Football3 aims […]

June 14, 2020
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences organizes the 20th National Conference of Education Science

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and its scientific committee on pedagogy invites everyone interested to the 20th National Conference of Education Science between. The title of the 20th annual conference, which will take place between 5-7th of November 2020, is "Family in the focus of education". "The central theme of the 20th National Conference of […]

June 14, 2020
The 6th partner meeting of the Blueprint Project

The latest meeting of the Blueprint Project took place on online platforms instead of Brussels, as originally planned, due to Covid-19. The 6th project meeting on 21st of May was an opportunity for all project partners to inform each other about the latest updates on Covid-19 in partner countries and its effects on fitness and […]

May 16, 2020
European Commission Expert Group publishes guidelines on Coaches Competences

"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 […]

March 9, 2020
ENSE partners for European health promotion

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 […]

March 4, 2020
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 […]

February 18, 2020
Kick-off Project Partner Meeting for “Training the Female Sport for All Leaders of Tomorrow”

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 […]

January 7, 2020
SEDY 2 kick-off meeting in Amsterdam

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 […]

November 25, 2019
"Human Rights in Sport" Seminar in Strasbourg

ENSE participated in the seminar on “Human Rights in Sport”, which was held at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on the 20th of November 2019. The event was organized by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Secretariat with the support of various entities such as the Secretariat of the Anti-doping Convention, the […]

November 22, 2019
COM XG Skills Meeting in Trento

In the first days of November, ENSE board member Antonio Tessitore participated in the COM XG Skills Meeting by the European Commission Expert Group on Sport.  The 5th meeting of the European Commission Expert Group "Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport" (XG HR) was held in Trento, Italy, from the 4th until the 5th of November […]

October 24, 2019
16th ENSE Forum to be held in Guimarães

The 16th ENSE Forum will take place in Guimarães, Portugal, in 2021. Tempo Livre, a Portuguese grassroots sports organization and ENSE member, will host the Forum in Guimarães, a city also known as the “birthplace of Portugal”. Initially founded by the local municipality, Tempo Livre is highly active in the fields of grassroots sports, sports […]

October 22, 2019
SENTA Project Moves Ahead

The second transnational meeting of the Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Athletes (SENTA) project was hosted by the Universidad Católica de Murcia and took place from the 7th until the 8th of October 2019 in Murcia, Spain. In total, 15 representatives from 8 institutions took part in the meeting. Working with top elite athletes, the […]

October 16, 2019
Thomas Skovgaard elected as new ENSE President

Following the latest ENSE General Assembly, which took place on September 27th as part of the 15th ENSE Forum in Vienna, ENSE is proud to welcome Thomas Skovgaard as its new president. He now begins a two-year term as ENSE president. Thomas Skovgaard is Associate Professor and Head of Centre in the Department of Sports […]

October 10, 2019
15th ENSE Forum a Success

More than 100 participants and presenters from all over the world joined the 15th European Network of Sport Education Forum in Vienna, Austria, which was held on the 26th and 27th of September 2019. Researchers, practitioners and students met at the Institute for Sport Science at the University of Vienna to discuss issues related to […]

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