28 Aug This year’s conference theme has drawn Vitaly’s attention
My name is Vitaly Berg and I am one of the students from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences who will participate in the Student Seminar at the EASM Conference 2018. Currently, I am writing my Master thesis on the topic of crisis management within sport organizations, while I organize weekly social events outside the school environment that focuses on language exchange and multiculturalism. In other words, I pretend to be a scientist during the day, and a person who connects people in the evening. Previously I was involved with a volunteer program in Zambia through the national sports organization while studying subjects within the field of sports development, focusing on inclusive sports in schools and local sport clubs.
How I got involved in the seminar is through the department of social studies, which gave us the possibility to join the conference. Having visited an international conference in the past, attending this conference is a unique opportunity to learn from experts in various subjects within the Sport Management field. Working in teams also provides a possibility to practice working in groups on the current challenges within sport management, as well as creating contacts with fellow students and future colleagues. For me, that is a great opportunity, particularly because several challenges regarding integration and inclusion in Europe happens across borders, and international cooperation needs to find sufficient solutions. I look forward to nine exciting days!