On 24th and 25th of February 2014, 64 participants from 20 countries gathered in Wembley Stadium for the final conference of the VSPORT+ project. Our Faculty is one of the partners in the project consortia lead by the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment. The project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme.
From our Faculty Dr. Judit Farkas – from the Dean’s Office –, Mr. Attila Heim and Ms. Ágnes Kovács – from the International Directorate – participated in the event.
Entitled "Developing skills and mobility pathways: a key for sport to contribute to Europe’s growth and development"this international conference was organised by the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) and co-hosted by SkillsActive UK.
The aim of the organisers was not only to gather a mix of stakeholders with different background, but also to create the conditions for exchanges and networking, to ensure a wider awareness raising of the VSPORT+ project – which stands for "A cross-sectoral Valorisation Framework for the Lifelong Learning Strategy in Sport"- a 29 months (Nov 2011 / March 2014) project funded by the European Commission.
The international conference organised in Wembley was considered as the final closing event of this project and built upon one simple pillar: the valorisation of the innovative 7 Step Model(or Lifelong Learning Strategy for the Sport and Active Leisure sector). Through a mix of plenary sessions and round table discussions, participants were given the opportunity to explore together different pathways to build bridges between the worlds of education and employment in sport. The event was indeed an opportunity to presentsome information about the opportunities of funding provided through the new Erasmus+ programme as well as thelatest activities and EU policy developments,someconcrete national case studies, and to exchange views on the main education and training challenges the sector is currently facing as well as concrete opportunities and suggestions for the development of its workforce.
For more information about the V+ Sport project, please visit its official website.