ESSA-Sport as rationale
The European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity (ESSA-Sport) project which concluded in October 2019 was co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme (KA2) and provided a unique opportunity to engage the whole sport and physical activity sector at both the European and national level.
Important activities for the sector were implemented through the project such as :
The collection of new knowledge and statistics on the European sport labour market
The first ever European Employer Skills Survey
The first edition of the European Sport Skills Summit
The publication of a series of innovative project outcomes
ESSA-Sport broke new ground and was a clear a statement from the sector of its willingness to work together to further analyse and tackle the skills challenges that face the sector and hold it back in realising its full economic and social potential.
The project brings together a good mix of partners having an active role in the journey towards skills development and modernisation of education and training systems in the sport sector: a national sport council, a sport club, two universities, and an employer representative.
Moreover, the five partner organisations have been actively involved as national coordinators or associated partners within the ESSA-Sport project and were selected to gather the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding of the realities and challenges regarding skills development in sport across Europe.
Online kick off meeting for SKILLS project to keep a focus on skills and workforce development in the sport sector in Europe
On the 3rd of July 2020 the kick off meeting was held for a transnational project which will analyse and promote skills and workforce development in the European sport sector. The project is called “Continuing the journey towards a skilled workforce for the sport and...
On the 12th of June 2020, EOSE virtually met with senior researchers from the Statistical Office of the European Union, known as Eurostat in order to pursue the relationship developed through the ESSA-Sport project and to continue the work of collating the available...