EMPATIA project partners' meeting in Coimbra

EMPATIA project partners' meeting in Coimbra

On September 11 and 12, University of Coimbra hosted the 2nd coordination meeting of the EU-funded EMPATIA project - Educational Model for Parents of Athletes in Academics. European University Sports Association through its EUSA Institute took part in the event as well.

15 representatives of project partners met in the “Biblioteca Geral” library, discussing the project status, data gathered so far from the literature review and focus groups. The group also discussed the next research phase and steps in the project. EMPATIA project will also be presented at the EAS annual Conference and General Assembly, which is to be hosted in Coimbra September 12-14, 2018.

Representatives of EMPATIA partners

Representative of the EUSA Institute in Coimbra was Mr Andrej Pisl, Communications and Projects Manager. The project is coordinated by the University of Ljubljana, partnered by the University of Rome Foro Italico, University of Coimbra, University of Limerick, INSEP France, EAS, EUSA Institute, Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), Sport Ireland Institute and Ginasio Clube Figuirense.

Discussions at the partners meeting

EMPATIA project is co-funded through the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union as a Sports Collaborative Partnership. Its aim is to promote and implement dual career, especially targeting parents and guardians of talented and elite athletes, having primary responsibilities in supporting the combination of sport and education careers of their progeny for a holistic development as future European citizens and employees.

For more information on EMPATIA, please see www.empatiasport.eu.