FISU starts the academic year with a Dual Career Webinar

FISU starts the academic year with a Dual Career Webinar

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) organised on online webinar on the topic of Dual Career on October 4, following the start of the new academic season 2022-23.

The event is also part of the celebrations of the International Day of University Sport (#LetsIDUS), which is marked on September 20, with the bulk of the activities carried out in the months of September and October.

Introduction by Ms Burk

The event started with the introduction of FISU and its activities, presented by Ms Verena Burk, FISU Senior Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Education Committee.

From the level of a national university sport federation (NUSF), Ms Siobhan James from Unisport Australia shared their experiences and programmes, supporting the dual career of the athletes in Australia.

Experiences of student athlete Olympian

The array of speakers was completed by a student athlete, Olympian Mr Yazan Al Bawwab, Canadian FISU FVLA Ambassador. He reflected on the key issues when it comes to combining sports and studies, and offered some recommendation from an athlete's point of view.

FISU and continental university sports bodies across the World - including the European University Sports Association (EUSA) are active promotors of dual career.
EU dual career guidelines

In Europe, thanks to the EU guidelines on dual careers of athletes, there are recommended policy actions in support of dual careers in high-performance sport. With the support of the European funding mechanisms, several project funding opportunities enable activities and implementation of the EU guidelines on dual careers.

EUSA, through its Institute, is and has been a proud partner in several dual career projects, and we are working closely together and partnering with the European Student as Athlete (EAS) - Dual Career Network on the topic.

EUSA projects on dual career

We are currently working on two dual career projects - Brand Value Alignment through Dual Career (BRAVA) and Micro Learning Entrepreneurship for Athletes (MLEA), both co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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