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 Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure project focuses on developing new skills for current and future workers, improving employability of young people, and supporting entrepreneurship and growth across the sector.
The project brings together leading actors from the sector in a formidable partnership of expertise to implement the project, which includes the priorities of:
Starting in January 2018, the project will especially reflect on the changing roles of fitness and outdoor workers in developing skills to meet new digital technologies, promoting health-enhancing physical activity (sometimes with other healthcare professionals), and working with special population groups.
EuropeActive is the coordinator of the project, while ENSE joins a group of five other partners, including the European Confederation of Outdoor Employers, Spain Active, the Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, the International Council on Coaching Excellence and Sport Ireland