Members of the European ELIT-in project recently held a one-day meeting in the United Kingdom to discuss the progress of their work. The project, which will run over two years, is aimed at improving the access of athletes to the world of employment. Co-funded by the European Commission through its Erasmus + programme, it is one of the most ambitious initiatives carried out in this field, involving twelve organisations from eight countries.
The main objective of the project is to work for the recognition of the transversal competences acquired by elite athletes throughout their careers, so that they have a better chance of securing employment when they retire from competition.
On July 19, the first phase of the project culminated with a coordination meeting in Manchester. The host entity was Greater Manchester Community Basketball, which could not offer us a better place to meet than the stunning sports facilities of the Manchester Regional Arena, next to Manchester City’s football stadium.
We had the opportunity to present the results from the first phase of the project and plan the next steps for the remaining three. The intention is to publish the first set of completed documents in the coming weeks. We also intend to continue refining the methodological guide, based on the results of this first phase of work, as well as plan the courses that will be appear in the online training platform. We will also begin the design of the European Quality Label.
You will be able to find more news on our website, which will be published very soon. Here, you will be able to follow the development of the project, find out more about the members of the ELIT-in team and add ideas or make suggestions to improve the project.