EU activities

EASM is aspiring to work together with the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) to bring the profession of Sport Management to the next level. 

 

“The EREPS is an independent process for the registering of all instructors, trainers and teachers working across Europe in the exercise and fitness industry. It is a pan-European system, based on independent national registers, culminating in a central European database.

 

Through its quality assurance process EREPS recognises that exercise professionals are qualified to do their job giving consumers, employers and partners in medical professions the necessary level of confidence in their professionalism and a structure for increased mobility of workers. Registration means that an exercise professional has met prescribed minimum standards of good practice, including the adoption of a Code of Ethical Practice and that they are committed to raising standards through a process of continuing professional development.

 

EREPS is regulated by the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards Council using an accepted official European qualification framework which describes the knowledge, skills and competencies exercise professionals need to achieve for registration.”

 

(Information taken from EREPS).

 


 

‘Future sport monitoring in the EU’ Workshop with key experts and stakeholders in the context of the EU study on a possible future sport monitoring function.

 

On October 2nd 2012, a workshop was held with key experts and stakeholders in the field of sport in the context of the EU study on a possible future sport monitoring function. The aim of the study is to map existing processes and networks, identify gaps and formulate data and information needed to set evidence-based policies. It has been lead by the Mulier Institute, which worked closely together with Sheffield Hallam University, University of Leuven and TNO. The reason for the workshop was to test and furteher complete preliminary findings which should feed into the final study report.

 

The main questions of the study that have been discussed were:

 

  • What are the main content-related and structural elements for setting up a sports monitoring function in the EU to analyse trends, collect data, interpret statistics, facilitate research, launch surveys and studies and promote exchange of information?
  • What are the existing data gathering processes and networks in the EU in the three broad fields: (1) sport and health, (2) social aspects of sport, (3) sport’s economic dimension?
  • What are the main barriers to set up a sports monitoring function in the EU on sport and health, social aspects of sport and sport’s economic dimension?

(information taken from Background document: ‘Future sport monitoring in the EU’)

 


 

Access to the Job Board of the Union of International Associations

 

“The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels. It was founded one hundred years ago, in 1907, by Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 1913), and Paul Otlet, a founding father of what is now called information science.

 

Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.

 

Publicly the UIA is best known for the Yearbook of International Organizations; the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential; the International Congress Calendar; and its former journal Transnational Associations.

 

In its on-going efforts to facilitate understanding of the nature and complexities of the international community of organizations the UIA has become a cutting-edge technical centre with high standing in the academic, governmental, and business domains.

 

The UIA has consultative status with ECOSOC and associate status with UNESCO.

 

To access the Job Board database please follow this link. 

 

(Information take from UIA)