EOSE Functioning

European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

The organisational chart of EOSE and its way of functioning have evolved through the past years with the development, enlarging and widening of the scope and remit of the European civil society membership association.



Why become a Member?

Get access


to a wide network and database

Increase your influence 


while being member of a recognised stakeholder at EU level

Receive the latest news


from the sector and updates on EU policies

Benefit from a prime access 


to EOSE EU-funded projects

Build upon EOSE


recognised expertise in project management

Get tailor-made information


on potential EU funding

Contribute to the development 


of a structured approach anticipate the sector’s needs

Be involved in


data collection and collaborative publications

Take part in sector


development and support our work

Contribute to shaping


EOSE’s future while making your voice heard at the GA


National Expert Organisations

Independent and not-for-profit organisations willing to contribute to the work of EOSE, demonstrating an expertise in the field…

International / European Organisations

Organisations having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EOSE…


Recognised experts in the areas related to EOSE Vision and Mission and willing to act as national point of contact.



Thierry Zintz

Past president from January 2022

Kirstie Simpson

Secretary General
President from January 2022

Simone Digennaro

Secretary General from January 2022

Signe Luika

Member of the Board

Abel Santos

Member of the Board
Treasurer from January 2022

Mark Cutajar

Member of the Board


Aurélien Favre

Executive Director

Ben Gittus

Director of Standards

Geoff Carroll

 Director of Skills Development

"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)

Take a look at our annual activity report

Find all the news about EOSE in our annual activity report. Detailed data on our latest projects.


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