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Have your say about education for grassroots sport administrators: S2A Sport survey

The International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is a partner of the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment's (EOSE) S2A Sport project on improving skills for sport administration, particularly in the field of grassroots sport. The project is supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme and will run from 2015-2018.


The consortium working together to achieve this ambitious project gathers experienced partners from various parts of the sport and active leisure sector across Europe.


From Strategy to Action

The S2A Sport project is looking at issues around skills and education for people working in organisations that are responsible for running sport. Sometimes these people are called Sport Administrators – the people responsible for the structure of sport and how it is delivered.


A lot of attention is given to the skills and education of coaches, referees and other sport professionals, but this is the first European project to specifically address workforce development within the key sport organisations responsible for sport.


It is recognised that a gap exists between the competencies of Sport Administrators within sport organisations and the skills needed to properly fulfil the realities and expectations of this position.

What skills do they need? Do they have access to appropriate training for the new challenges? The S2A project will tackle these key issues.



This S2A Sport online survey of sport organisations in Europe is addressed to organisations and individuals involved in managing, marketing, organising and delivering sport at the local, national or European level. This can include sport federations, National Olympic Committees, other sport associations and agencies, national and regional sport for all organisations, sport clubs, training providers etc.


We invite you and your staff working in an administrative role to complete the survey, which is in 7 different languages.


The survey can be accessed here until Saturday 30 April 2016:


Your response is important and will help to define new standards, training and qualifications for people working in sport organisations in Europe who are responsible for managing and running sport. We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this online questionnaire which is a crucial component of the project.


The questionnaire should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and your responses will be treated anonymously and in confidence.


If you need any assistance with completing the questionnaire, please contact Simone Digennaro ([email protected]) from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio who is leading this research activity.


For a full overview of the S2A Sport project please read the leaflet on the official project website at