Sport: linking education, training and employment in Europe

An EOSE Network Perspective
First Edition

Editorial coordination by Jean-Louis Gouju, Thierry Zintz

In 2002, the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment(EOSE) registered in France as a not for profit association. Its network is composed of national organisationsthat share a common interest in sport and physical activityand mainly in skills and workforce development.

The mission of EOSE is to facilitate and support the development of the sport and active leisure sector workforce, in bringing education and employment, to ensure peopleworking and volunteering in the sector have the right skillsto perform and enable the sector to fulfil its potential as a social, health and economic driver.

EOSE seeks to position itself and its members at the centreof Education, Training and Employment policies in Europeand to be seen as a respected technical and expert independent organisation with specialist knowledge and expertise in the sport and active leisure sector in Europe.

This book gathers a series of articles and contributions from its members aiming to provide information about the creation and development of the organisation, a summary of the principle achievements and activities carried out by EOSE since 2002 but also to highlight the main challenges facing the sector in terms of Education and Employment. A special attention has also been given tothe European tools and policies to which EOSE's mission relates to.

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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Editorial coordination by
Jean-Louis Gouju, Thierry Zintz,
Hors collection (Presses universitaires de Louvain)
BISAC Subject Heading
SPO000000 SPORTS & RECREATION > SPO066000 SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
11 September 2014


Publication Date
20 May 2014
Main content page count : 462
16.5 x 22.5 x 2.4 cm
706 grams
List Price
31.00 €
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Foreword 1 7

Androulla VASSILIOU, European Commissioner for Education, Culture,
Multilingualism and Youth

Foreword 2 11

Joachim James CALLEJA, Director of Cedefop (European Centre for the
Development of Vocational Training)

Foreword 3 15

Claudia BOKEL, Chair of the Athletes Commission and member of the Executive
Board of the International Olympic Committee

1. The genesis of EOSE as an answer to the human resource challenges of
the sport sector 19


2. The main European tools 37

Loukas ZAHILAS and Mathieu WINAND

3. The rationale behind 10 years of EOSE projects: meeting the European
expectations and opportunities to develop the sport sector while preserving its
 specificity 53

Aurélien FAVRE and Carole PONCHON

4. National fact sheets: a challenge for the sport sector development? 73

Simone DIGENNARO and Jean-Louis GOUJU

5. The Lifelong Learning Strategy for the sector: the 7 Step Model . 81

Ben GITTUS and Aurélien FAVRE

6. NEARS and NEORS classifications for the sector . 99


7. National observatories of the sport sector: two study cases and one in
another sector . 119

Jean Louis GOUJU and Judit FARKAS

8. The growth and development of sport as a sector 135

Daniela DASHEVA and Stefka DJOBOVA

9. Sports employment in Europe: the key challenges . 149

Thierry ZINTZ and Jean-Louis GOUJU

The Authors .. 163