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The project was led by EASE in close collaboration with EURO-MEI, as the organised voice of employees in the sport sector. The management group was, therefore, composed of EASE and EURO-MEI with the support of EOSE – the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment. These organisations mobilise their national contacts through their networks.

Project structure

The early period of the project consisted in establishing:
- the 2 "Maps of the 100” (RBT database) meaning mapping existing employer and employee organisations, social partners within the 25 EU Member States (as of 31.12.2006), and the 4 sport sub-sectors identified and represented within EASE (professional sport, not-for-profit sport, fitness and outdoors);
- an overview of the sport systems in the EU: the organisation of sports in the EU Member States has an impact on the way employee and employer organisations are structured and developed.

Then, the social partners were approached simultaneously but at 3 different levels by 4 teams of 2 organisations (representatives). Each team consisted of 1 representative of EASE and 1 of EURO-MEI.

Level 1- social partners who are identified at national level and already affiliated at EU level

Level 2 - social partners identified at national level but not affiliated at EU level

Level 3 - countries where the sport social partners do not exist at national level, or do exist but are not recognized as official social partners, and are not affiliated at EU level

The objective of this structuring through 3 levels of action and 4 operational teams was to provide to all actors of the social dialogue in the sport sector in the EU Member States an answer to the needs corresponding to the level of development of the social dialogue in their countries.

Final Conference

Have a look at the programme, the list of participants, the minutes and the PowerPoint presentation!
- Agenda
- List of participants
- Minutes
- PowerPoint presentation
- "Joint declaration on the mutual recognition of EASE and EURO-MEI and the social dialogue":

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Final communication

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