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S2ASport project partners meet in Copenhagen

From Strategy to Action: Supporting the professionalisation of sport organisations through the definition of work-based competences and the development of fit-for purpose training for Sport Administrators


Lyon, 1 June 2016: On 23 and 24 May 2016, the S2ASport project (led by EOSE and funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission)* organised its second full partner meeting in Copenhagen gathering 15 representatives of the 12 official partners.


The event, hosted by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), gave the opportunity to the whole partnership to discuss the progress made since the kick-off event (Nov. 2015) and to move forward the implementation of this ambitious EU funded project focusing on the area of Sport Administration that will run until February 2018.


The partnership is using and following the Lifelong Learning Strategy for sport and active leisure, also known as the 7 Step Model, to define and specify the precise knowledge and skills sport administrators need to perform effectively within sport organisations and to produce an adapted training programme handbook that will be piloted in the second part of the project.


The discussion in Copenhagen focused on the first 3 steps of the overall model and more particularly on the draft versions of the Research Report (Step 1), the Occupational Map (Step2) and the Occupational Descriptor (Step 3), the three of them forging the basis to provide a concise overview of the targeting area of sport administration as well as the context and background for development of occupational standards and education content.


In particular, the main findings of the online European consultation survey carried out in April 2016 and which gathered a total of 347 answers from the sector were presented.


Overall it is expected that the draft documents will now be amended and revised by each package leader so that they could be signed off by the end of June 2016 following a series of consultation.


On day 2, the participants got some energisers through MOVE Week activities outside the ISCA office in Copenhagen as well as in the office.


The meeting concluded with each partner having action points to be completed ahead of the next full partner meeting that will be hosted by the Lithuanian partner in Vilnius on 24/25 October 2016.


*EOSE is the leader of this EU funded project entitled S2A Sport: “From Strategy to Action: Supporting the professionalisation of sport organisations through the definition of work-based competencies and the development of fit-for-purpose training for Sport Administrators”. More about the partnership and the project:

*Sport Administration includes the processes and/or activities of running an organisation operating within the sport sector at local, regional, national and European levels. It includes skills and competencies that enable both paid staff and volunteers to coordinate, manage, market, organise and deliver sport in accordance with the purpose and direction of the organisation.