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S2A Sport – From Strategy to Actions

May 21, 2018

Project Context




European project

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  • Country of the applicant: France
  • Countries of the partner organisations: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Netherland, Switzerland, UK

Project Context




European project

More Info

  • Country of the applicant: France
  • Countries of the partner organisations: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Netherland, Switzerland, UK

Lead Organisation Information

Name of the lead organisation

European Observatoire of Sport and Employement

Type of the lead organisation

European umbrella Organisation


  • Type (public, private, etc): Public
  • Name of the funding programme: European Commission, Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for VET
  • Amount: 342.274€

Type of activity

Concrete activities / learning mobility scheme


Sport and Physical Activities

Description of the initiative

  • AIM: Improving skills for sport administration in Europe
  • The S2A Sport project focussed on the skills needed by sport administrators working in paid and volunteer roles in the delivery of sport.
    The project aimed to reduce the gap between the existing competences of sport administrators and the competences needed to fulfil current and future realities and expectations of this position. Further aims of the project were to enhance and modernise existing training programmes, to equip those working or volunteering in sport administration with the right skills and, as a result, to contribute to building the capacity and effectiveness of sport organisations across Europe.
  • The S2A Sport project took place between September 2015 and February 2018 and was funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme (Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership for Vocational Education and Training).
  • The S2A Sport consortium that delivered the project gathered partners from various parts of the sport sector in Europe. Led by the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE), it brought together eight national organisations and four pan-European associations from ten different European countries were part of the consortium.
  • The pilot training programme has been referred to a number of times throughout this document.
  • As part of the S2A Sport project, a pilot training programme was organised in September 2017 to test some of the learning outcomes and approaches discussed in this guide. The pilot was developed as a continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity.
  • Hosted by one of the official partners of the project, the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki (Finland), the training programme brought together 40 sport administrators from 18 countries across Europe, with a gender balance of 24 female and 16 male participants. The target participant profile was emerging leaders in sport administration; 19 participants were aged 22 – 29 and 21 participants were aged 30 – 39.
  • The overall aims of the pilot training programme were to:
    • Enhance existing skills and knowledge in sport administration
    • Provide opportunities to learn from other participants from across Europe
    • Enable participants to return home with new skills, methodologies and tools to apply in their sport organisation
  • The theme of the training programme was improving the participants’ organisation, sitting under this theme there were five topics which correspond to the five one-day courses which made up the pilot training programme.
  • The pilot training programme was a blend of lectures and group work, including case studies, role play scenarios, presentations and opportunities for participants to learn from each other. This particular programme did not include assessment and was not an accredited course, however a certificate of attendance with the logos of the S2A Sport partners was given to participants at a ceremony at the end of the course


Beneficiaries Information


  • Administrator
  • Number of participants: 40

About The Mobility Experience

Country visited & duration

  • Country(ies) visited: Finland.
  • Duration: 5 days

Factors of success

  • Quality of the partnership
  • Clear learning outcomes

Testimonial from a participant



“It has helped me develop professionally by increasing my confidence and helping me realise I am very knowledgeable so now I can utilise my skills and knowledge by educating others”


“We are more open with each other about different ideas that we have to share best practice across the different sites and sections of our departments”


Other important information and feedback about the good practice

  • Based on the S2A Sport pilot European training event organised in Vierumaki, Finland, in September 2017 for 40 emerging sport leaders, we know that the approach developed has tremendous potential to develop reflective practitioners in sport administration, with self-refection skills hence contributing in return to the development of their organisations.

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