From 7-8 November 2019, the first ever ENOSS Conference entitled “The Next Step” was held in Berlin, Germany. Like-minded professionals in education and sport from 16 European countries followed the invitation of the ENOSS consortium to network and exchange best practice.

Day 1 was dedicated to the topic of health. International experts, namely Markus Flemming (SLZB, Germany), Andreas Hülsen (OSP Berlin, Germany), Laurent Carnol (LIHPS, Luxembourg) or Jürgen Dietrich/Andrea Stegmann/Claudius Schäfer (Brillat-Savarin Schule, Germany) shared multi-sided insights into their routine with talented athletes, spanning health-related dimensions such as sport psychology, dual career or nutrition.

Day 2, conducted in the spectacular location of the Olympic Stadium of Berlin, pursued the mission to initiate a European Network of Sport Schools. In his opening keynote, ENOSS co-initiator Wolfgang Stockinger (TW1N, Austria) emphasized the necessity of strategic European cooperation considering the more and more international talent environments.

Following, the international delegates concretized the requirements for the development of a European network in the form of expert work groups.

“The goals of this conference – the joint commitment of all participants to the foundation of ENOSS, the setting of priorities for this network and the willingness of various countries to hold future conferences across Europe – were met and exceeded. From the point of view of all stakeholders, a network such as ENOSS is of inestimable value for the implementation of a successful Dual Carrier at sports schools across Europe. Therefore, it has been unanimously approved that ENOSS can provide a framework for this implementation. In order to ensure a benefit for all stakeholders, core issues, such as a motivating and inspiring knowledge transfer or an exchange of different solutions for a more effective and more attractive school and work routine, has been elaborated. Furthermore, it became clear that the timing for ENOSS is right, since EU sport policy is likely to keep focusing on the topic of dual career in the coming years.”

ENOSS co-initiator Philipp Struwe (SLZB, Germany)

Thank you to all international delegates who made the 1st ENOSS Conference a big success! If you are interested in becoming a future member of ENOSS, please get in touch with us.

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