ELF KICK OFF MEETING Main challenges and future perspectives for the Sport and Active Leisure Sector in Europe towards VET Simone Digennaro – Research Committee (EOSE Representative) Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
Introducing the Sector Approach and the EOSE Methodology
INTRODUCTION Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org BACKGROUND
The European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE)
Created in 1994 as part of the European Network for Sport Science Education and Employment (ENSSEE)
2002: registration in France as a not for profit association
Head Office in Lyon (France)
Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org BACKGROUND PRESENTING EOSE
Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org MISSION & OBJECTIVES
S cope = the whole Sport and Active Leisure sector
to serve as a strategic facilitator to support the development of the sector (employment, standards, VET etc)
to promote a dialogue and a strong link between employment, education and training at the national and EU level
to develop a strong network and ensure that the sector can present itself at the EU level
to have a better understanding of the real needs of the labour market and also the changes affecting that market.
Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org ACTIVITIES & EXPERTISE
To undertake comparative and qualitative studies , research methodologies and analyse the Labour Market of the sector in EU.
To provide expert guidance , common tools and mechanisms for the establishment of new Observatoires across EU.
To ensure the development of a competent workforce with the right skills in the Sport and Active Leisure sector in EU.
To take the major opportunity created by the EQF to coordinate qualification & training for VET and HE through the development, dissemination and implementation of a common methodology for Occupational and Training Standards ( Lifelong Learning Strategy ).
EOSE MAIN ACTIVITIES AND EXPERTISE Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGIES OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
MAIN EU PROJECTS 2003-2010 Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org Year Promotor Title of the project / network Website 2003 EOSE VOCASPORT www.eose.org 2003 EASE Building the Social Dialogue in the Sport Sector (BSDSS) www.easesport.org 2003 SPRITO European Observatory for Sport Education and Employers Network (EUROSEEN) www.eose.org 2003 SPRITO EUROFIT www.eose.org 2003 ENSSEE Aligning a European Higher Education Structure in Sport Science (AEHESIS) www.enssee.de 2006 SkillsActive ECVET-Fitness www.skillsactive.com 2006 EASE RBT Social Dialogue www.easesport.org 2006 SkillsActive European Qualification Framework for Outdoor Animators (EQFOA) www.eqfoa.eu 2007 EOSE Implementing European Qualification Framework in the Sport Sector (EQF-Sport) www.eose.org 2007 EOSE EU Association 2007 www.eose.org 2008 CYQ European Accreditation - Fitness (EA-Fitness) www.ehfa.eu 2008 SkillsActive Professionalising training and mobility for Outdoor animators in Europe (CLO2) www.clo-2.eu 2008 EOSE EU Association Framework 2008-2010 www.eose.org 2009 KEA Study on sports agents in the EU www.eose.org 2010 EHFA Becoming the Hub: The Health & Fitness Sector and the future of HEPA www.ehfa.eu 2010 Boson Dual Career for young athletes in Europe – DC SPORT - 2010 EOSE Sport for people with a disability (All for Sport for All) www.eose.org 2010 EOSE LLL Sport - “Actions towards the Lifelong Learning Strategy for Sport” www.eose.org 2010 SkillsActive European Occupational Standards for Golf – Golf Stand www.skillsactive.com
OBJECTIVES OF THE SECTOR APPROACH Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
Improve the recognition of competences & qualifications;
Promote a transparent and flexible education and training system with clear learning and career pathways;
Ensure the development of a competent workforce with the right skills and competences in line with the expectation of the labour market;
Facilitate the movement between education and employment;
Develop mobility, transparency and mutual trust of qualifications.
THE SPORT & ACTIVE LEISURE SECTOR Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
The key is to use the EQF to ensure qualifications prepare people for work as defined by standards
In fitness this is happening with European Standards given a EQF level and qualifications , at different levels, being aligned with these standards to produce competent workers who are transferable across Europe
IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR SPORT Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
WHAT NEXT? WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY! Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
THE LLL-SPORT PROJECT “Action towards the Lifelong Learning Strategy for the Sport and Active Leisure sector” Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
Disseminate and present the 7 steps LLL Strategy to main stakeholders of the sector at EU, National, Regional and Local levels
Encourage transfer and implementation of the innovative methodology into national systems
Help national and local stakeholders to align with EQF
Introduce changes into national VET systems
Encourage sub-sectors to use the same strategy to develop occupational standards
Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
THE LLL SPORT PROJECT Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org
Call: Support for EU cooperation in Education & Training
Part A - Raising national awareness of lifelong learning strategies and of European cooperation in education and training (LLP – EACEA/07/09)
EOSE Mono-beneficiary application focusing on 9 EU countries
Start of the project: 01 March 2010
End of the project: 28 February 2011
STRUCTURE OF THE PROJECT 9 Ambassadors Roma, February 2010 – EOSE www.eose.org Country Organisation Belgium CMOS - Chaire en Management des Organisations Sportives France CAFEMAS - Centre d’Analyse des Formations, de l'Emploi et des Métiers de l'Animation et du Sport Hungary HUPE - Hungarian University of Physical Education Italy CONI / OPOS - Italian Observatoire of Sport Employment Lithuania LAPE - Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education Malta KMS - Malta Sport Council Portugal IDP - Sport Institute of Portugal Slovenia Ministry of Education and Sport UK SkillsActive