EOSE In Brief

European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

EOSE is an international civil society organisation working towards the development of the whole sport and physical activity sector.

Permanent staff in 2021

Executive Board members

Member organisations

EU Member States represented

From an informal group to a recognised expert organisation

EOSE is an international civil society organisation working towards the development of the whole sport and physical activity sector.

Over more than 20 years of active work with its network in the sector, EOSE has built a reputation and is recognised as an expert organisation in research and labour market analysis, as a facilitator building bridges between the worlds of education and employment, and as a contributor to the development of a competent workforce of paid staff and volunteers with the right skills through innovative occupational standards and fit-forpurpose education and training offers.

1994

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Set up as an informal group

2002

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Official registration as a French not-for-profit organisation

2019

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First ever European Employer Skills Survey and EU Skills Summit

2021

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25 EU Member states,  4 new Erasmus+ projects and a new Strategic Plan

EOSE
Positioning
& Ambition

There is a growing recognition of the potential of sport as a social and economic driver

and as a result there is an increasing level of expectation from national governments for the sector to become a powerful tool linked to mainstream policy in education, health and the economy and for it to be used to promote social cohesion.

EOSE in European Projects

EOSE and the whole sport sector operate in a changing landscape, and we are convinced of the need to pursue the work towards skills development and the modernisation of education and training to equip those working or volunteering in the sector with the right competences.

58

EU FUNDED PROJECTS SINCE 2002

36

PROJECTS AS COORDINATOR

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22

PROJECTS AS A PARTNER

149

PARTNERS INVOLVED

179

PROJECTS AS COORDINATOR

36

COUNTRIES INVOLVED

37

COUNTRIES INVOLVED

32

EU/INT NETWORKS

34

EU/INT NETWORKS

EOSE collaborates with its network of members and partners through ambitious transnational initiatives and projects to analyse the European and national sport labour markets, and to promote and support the modernisation of education systems and the development of a competent paid and unpaid workforce that is essential to the success of the sector.

"WADA is currently engaging with EOSE to support the development of their new Global Learning and Development Framework. With EOSE’s many years of expertise in workforce development, professional or occupational standards creation within the sport sector, their experience and insight is adding value to our work. We also respect the independent view that the EOSE staff bring and their contribution has been professional and extremely supportive.”

Amanda Hudson,
Education Director, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

"The last project we undertook with EOSE, Golf Stand, had a positive impact on golf education and the skills development of golf professionals. This is why we were delighted to join forces again in 2021 to embark on the EDUGOLF project together to update and develop new standards and modernise education for golf professionals. We appreciate the project management of EOSE and the EOSE 7 Step Model which provides a structure for the standards and training material we need to reform golf education.“

Ian Randell,
Chief Executive, Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG)

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