What is the Economic Impact of Sport?

In May 2018, the European Union released a comprehensive study detailing the economic impact of sport across its 28 Member States. Based on the Sport Satellite Accounts of member states and using data from 2012 as the basis for the study, results show that sport-related Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was nearly 280 billion Euro, or 2.12%[…]

European Union Publishes 2018 Sport Statistics

Last month, the European Union published a bevy of sports-related statistics that are sure to be of use to both researchers and practitioners alike. Most notably, after a four year gap, the new Eurobarometer on sport and physical education was released in March. Profiling various sport and physical activity trends across Europe, the report unfortunately[…]

Infoday Sport 2018

The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) will organise an “Info Day” on 30th January 2018 in Brussels to inform potential applicants about the Erasmus+: Sport programme and its funding opportunities. Speakers will discuss the policy, give advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and provide support with the financial[…]

Erasmus+: Call for Applications 2018

On the 25th October, the European Commission published the Call for Proposals for 2018 and the corresponding project guide. Part of this call includes funding related specifically to sport-based projects. These projects should focus on one of three key areas: learning mobility, cooperation for innovation, and support for policy reports. Grants for small collaborations up[…]

Sport education and employment in the EU

The European Commission just published a very relevant title for the Sport Education community. The final report regarding the ‘Study on sport qualifications acquired through sport organisations and (sport) educational institutes’ was released earlier this year. Looking at the more formalized role of sport in the EU since the implementation of the Lisbon treaty, the[…]