Athletes friendly Education certification program is focused on the promotion of Dual Careers of Athletes and the support to innovative educational approaches and good governance in sport. It is relevant to the objectives of the EU policies in the field of sport and in pursuit to the objectives from the EU Commission Guidelines on Dual Career of Athletes. The legacy of the project is to find most effective way to improve athlete’s education through innovative educational approach, that can be implemented in the Dual Career programs in the EU framework and at the National levels of the EU Member states.
The project “Athletes Friendly Education” will therefore upgrade the objectives of promoting the Dual Career Guidelines and spread the awareness and good practice among the institutions, that are already supporting athletes in these terms. It will set the minimum quality standards of Educational and Training Institutions at the EU level while also reaching and connecting various stakeholders, policy makers and experts in the field of supporting athletes’ education and employability.
A further opportunity of the project is to establish a certification system framework for such institutions. Through the partners’ efforts, we will create new instruments of cooperation and help secure sustainable partnership between higher education and business while establishing a list of educational programmes, at the EU level, with already developed mechanisms. The project will also raise awareness on the importance of education of athletes at national level and offer tools to for athletes, managers, coaches and parents to take responsible decisions about athletes’ education.
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