Research project (ongoing) - In this EU project, the professorship is looking at ways of promoting and supporting good governance principles and dual careers for sportspeople (EU project).
The project aims to connect a pool of 9 400 dual career athletes across 9 European countries with 45 researchers and lead practitioners to define a set of key competences for a successful dual career.
The project Gold in Education and Elite Sport (GEES) is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + Sport Program.
It involves a consortium of internationally renowned dual career researchers and practitioners. Nine countries from the North, East, South and West of Europe contribute through institutions such as Universities, Sports Institutes or National Olympic Committees.
The aim of GEES is to boost athletes’ employability through the optimization of their competences and the development of the services supporting them.
The quality by which athletes are able to combine their athletic career with their educational pathway through secondary and higher education impacts not only their educational and athletic development but also their vocational development and employability during as well as after their athletic career.
This project develops and implements guidelines (cfr. EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes, 2012) by focusing on the need to enhance:
Results will be disseminated via a website, social networks, articles/presentations, reports and dedicated workshops and conference. This project is innovative and has an added value at EU level as it:
The final international symposium took place on December 8th 2016 at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Apart from reflections of international dual career experts on the results, the value and implications of the GEES project, parallel workshops where participants learned how specific tools and instruments are used in working with dual career athletes were organized. The symposium ended with a round table gathering with researchers, dual career support providers and an olympic medalist.
From the Professorship Sport-related educational Theory Anne Spitse took part in this project.
|Type||International comparative research|
|Funding||EU: Erasmus en Sport 2014|