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What is EASE?


EASE stands for European Association of Sport Employers. EASE is a European not-for-profit organisation registered in France . It is an independent membership association of national sport and active leisure employer organisations wishing to promote social dialogue. The social dialogue and the quality of industrial relations are at the centre of the European social model. Some organisations dealing with the social affairs in the sport and active leisure field have decided to progress on social affairs linked to business issues at European level. In order to achieve that aim,4 national organisations from 4 countries decided to found EASE in January 2003.

The setting up of EASE responds to a precise need: the necessity of a regulation at European level in the sport sector. EASE believes that the social regulation in sport will be tomorrow's task of the European social partners , and not only the task of the European Commission and the sport movement institutions as it used to be sometimes.

The aims of EASE are in all sport and active leisure fields:


• to identify and protect the material and moral interests of its members and represent them at European level,
• to promote and develop the representativeness of EASE within each European country and/or each sub-sector,
• to participate in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for sports and active leisure,
• to negotiate at European level on behalf of employers in sports and active leisure within its mandate,


EASE application domains


The European association for employers operates in not-for-profit sport, professional sport and active leisure.

Our Full Members are:


CoSMoS (Conseil Social du Mouvement Sportif) from France which is representative in not-for-profit sport, professional sport and active leisure;
SkillsActive from UK which is representative in not-for-profit sport, professional sport and active leisure;
WOS (Werkgeversorganisatie in de Sport) from the Netherlands which is representative in not-for-profit and professional sport;
Arbetsgivaralliansen from Sweden which is representative in not-for-profit and professional sport;
BBF&W (Belgische Beroepsvereniging voor de Fitness- & Wellnessindustrie) from Belgium which is representative in active leisure (fitness);
FNEID (Federación Nacional de Empresarios de Instalaciones Deportivas) from Spain which is representative in active leisure (fitness);
CNEA (Conseil National des Employeurs Associatifs) from France which is representative in not-for-profit and professional sport;
- the Finnish association of sport employers which is representative in not-for-profit sport;
- the Finnish ice-hockey league which is representative in professional sport;
- DSSV (Arbeitgeberverband deutscher Fitness- und Gesundheits-Anlagen) from Germany which is representative in active leisure (fitness).


Our Associate Member is:


FIRA-AER (Association Européenne de Rugby)


EASE General Assembly 2012
EASE General Assembly 2012


EASE General Assembly 2009
EASE General Assembly 2009


Database social partners

Database of the employer and employee organisations in the EU25 (as of 31.12.2006)

Statement on EU social dialogue in the sport sector, 12th Dec. 2012

EASE and UNI Europa Sport, the social partners in the European sport sector, concluded the first meeting of a two year test phase for a European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee today in Brussels. The meeting was chaired by Jean-Paul Tricart, the head of the European Commission's social dialogue unit. More...

Commission's Communication on Sport, Jan. 2011

The European Commission adopted a Communication entitled “Developing the European Dimension in Sport” on 18th January 2011 that flows from the European Union new role under the Lisbon Treaty to support and coordinate sport policy measures taken by Member States.
The Commission confirms its support to the EU social partners and announces the launching in 2012 of a test phase of 2 years of the ESSDC for sports and active leisure.
EASE issued a Common position on the article on EU social dialogue.

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