The 2-year project supports the implementation of the dual career guidelines, embracing sport and education, linking them to the business sector, especially focusing on smart technologies.
Within the project, online educational modules for elite athletes and coaches will be developed, aimed at enhancing their knowledge of innovative and smart technologies, their technological skills and its uses. An online platform will also be created, showcasing good practices and policies for dual careers of elite athletes and connecting business, sports professionals and athletes.
SMART SPORT supports the implementation of EU Guidelines on Dual Careers (DC) of athletes by setting up a transnational network of stakeholders who will elaborate, implement and test an Innovative Dual Career Program. Smart Sport will strengthen cooperation between educational institutions and sport organizations at EU level while meeting the hard challenge athletes face today in having to combine education with sports training. The project will contribute to supporting their further implementation and development allowing for flexible online education for talented students - athletes.
Modern technologies change the way in which society operates and have a huge impact on the development of sport by giving it a whole new perspective to focus on. The projec will consist of three online educational modules elaborated by project experts in sport technology. The didactic content will be oriented towards a tech-enabled learning and training to facilitate prospective program participants in acquiring new, more advanced and effective skills. Smart Sport will help to improve the competence of university athletes and coaches through education in and through sport, increase the awareness of major stakeholders in sports and education about DC of athletes and elaborate new state of the art DC paths for EU athletes.
This project is co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and coordinated by the Bulgarian Olympic Committee.
- Institute of Sports Sciences at the University of Vienna (AUT)
- Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (GER)
- Macedonian Olympic Committee (MKD)
- EUSA Institute (SLO)