Duration: 36 months – 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2021
Location: The project has a European scope and takes place in 9 different countries
Applicant/Coordinator: EOSE, The European Observatoire of Sport and Employment, France
Funding body: EU Erasmus + Sport Collaborative Partnership 2018
The power of sport to change lives and change society is globally recognized and in Europe there are growing Governmental and EU level expectations of sport to become an agent for change and to be central to social policy.
The innovative CHANGE project focuses on an emerging specialist field in sport - “Sport for Development”, defined as the use of sport as a tool to bring positive change in the lives of people and communities, often aiming to tackle social issues. Here, organizations have emerged in response to societal change and have had to build a workforce without access to adapted education and training due to the traditional focus of sport education on performance in sport. Yet the skills of their workforce will be vital to their effectiveness.
To address this need, the CHANGE project, for the first time at EU level, aim to define the skills and competences of those working in sport for development, focusing on the two key roles - the sport for development coordinator and the sport for development activator.
The project envisages to produce the first employment map of the field and define specific competences and, by utilising the proven EOSE Lifelong Learning Strategy (7 Step Model), wants to develop pilot training modules to be tested at national level and a training handbook for the on-going development of education for professionals and volunteers, offering a real legacy to support the development of the workforce.
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