Project partner

  • European projects on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
    The EQF would be developed and implemented on a voluntary basis, not entailing any legal obligations. It is envisaged as a meta-framework that will enable qualifications frameworks at national and sectoral level to relate and communicate to each other. The framework will facilitate the transfer, transparency and recognition of qualifications - defined as learning outcomes assessed and certified by a competent body at national or sectoral level.

    EASE was involved in 2 Leonardo da Vinci projects.

    The project of the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE), "Implementing the European Qualifications Framework in the sport sector" - EQF-Sport project - is part of a process lasting since more than 10 years in the field of Vocational Education and Training. The project's activities started on 1st January 2007 and finished on 31th December 2008.
    The project aimed to increase the transferability of qualifications at European level that would facilitate the development of international education and training solutions as well as strengthening the quality of education, training and human resource development in Europe.
    Its content was a direct outcome of the “Vocasport” project, funded by the European commission (Sports Unit) and run in 2004 under the scientific direction of EOSE.

    EASE was also involved in the project European Qualifications Framework for Outdoor Animators - EQFOA (1st October 06 - 30th September 08) led by SkillsActive, the employer organisation in the UK which is member of EASE.

    EASE is now involved in the EQFOA follow-up named CLO2 project: “Professionalising training and mobility for Outdoor animators in Europe bridging the gap between sector Competences and Learning Outcomes” (1st October 08 - 30th September 10).The major objectives of these activities are to develop some European standards for the outdoors sector. More...

  • European Observatory for Sport Education and Employers Network – EUROSEEN project
    As a staunch defender of the setting up of a social dialogue in the sport sector at a European level, EASE took part in the EUROSEEN project as a partner. Indeed, EASE joined the EUROSEEN advisory group.
    This project aimed at developing a network of key research organisations across European countries (EOSE), all of whom have an interest in developing research related to standards, materials and methods in education and training for the sport and active leisure industries. More...

  • VOCASPORT project
    VOCASPORT is a project focusing on the relationship between vocational training and employment in the sport sector in Europe. The Project was funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture, Contract nr. 2003–4463/001–001).
    The VOCASPORT project was run for 7 months and the European Commission contributed to the project in the amount of approximately 0,4 million Euro. More...

  • Aligning a European Higher Educational Structure In Sport Science - AEHESIS project
    AEHESIS is the abbreviation for the European Thematic Network Project "Aligning a European Higher Educational Structure In Sport Science" which is coordinated by the German Sport University Cologne on behalf of the European Network of Sport Science, Education & Employment (ENSSEE).
    The idea to create a European-wide sport related network project was developed in 2002 and one year later in autumn, the Socrates Programme of the European Commission started funding the triennial project (2003 - 2007). More...

  • Preparing for a social dialogue in the sport sector
    The project had the primary aim of enhancing the capability for social dialogue at a national level by identifying good practice within a European framework.
    Given the broad dimension of the sport sector and the huge differences in the needs and condition of employment in some of its branches, the project didn't focused on top level professional sport but concentrated on all the other forms of industrial relations in the sector which involve employers and employees in National sport Federations, private and public organisations delivering services for practice, health, fitness, tourism through sporting activities. More...

  • European network sport and employment in the third sector
    The project of a European network sport and employment was launched by the European Commission in the framework of the pilot action "Third system and employment " in December 1998 for a length of 22 months.
    Its principal objective was to make it possible to evaluate what jobs in the sport area represent for the third sector, by counting the jobs, pinpointing the actors and taking an inventory of the existing initiatives. Although no definition of the third sector exists, it is assumed that it brings together the activities that by their nature are not covered by the public sector or the private for–profit sector.
    In addition, the project constituted a tool for the distribution of information to the sport association sector, the European institutions and the national governments, since the importance assigned by the governments to the subject of employment and sport is non–negligible. More...

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.