Freitag, 27. September 2019, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

15th ENSE Forum

Sport – Education – Society. Links and Solutions

Zentrum für Sportwissenschaften und Universitätssport der Universität Wien
Auf der Schmelz 6, 1150 Wien


Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 26. September 2019, 12:00 - 19:00


Sport and Physical Education hold an important place in the lives of many EU citizens and have a powerful potential for social inclusion both in and through sport. Inclusion in sport involves aspects such as ‘sport for all’, equal access to sport and equal opportunities in sport. Furthermore, increased employment, healthy living, gender equality, solidarity and intercultural dialogue are main topics of future societies in the EU.


Sport itself does not necessarily foster societal change. For a sport activity to have societal impact, the education of teachers, coaches and trainers plays an essential role. In this respect, the professional competence, skills and knowledge of teachers, coaches, managers and exercise professionals is of critical importance. When considering the connection between sports education and societal values, the focus is not only on a physical fitness and motor skills, but competences and skills in areas such as inclusive teaching, diversity management, relationship building, conflict resolution and counselling.


The ENSE Forum, Vienna 2019 will focus on the role of sport to address current societal challenges and seek to deliver answers concerning core questions such as:


• Is it reasonable and realistic to ask sport providers to aim for broader societal goals? And, if so, what goals can sport truly address?

• Is it reasonable and realistic to expect that e.g. sport coaches, exercise professionals and physical education teachers can use sport as a tool to systematically develop societies and societal skills? What competences do these educators need to acquire and build to undertake such obligations?

• Can we expect a transfer of experiences from sport to other domains of life and vice versa? And, if so, what kind of experiences?

• Can “real life” competence and experience be measured, assessed and awarded credits, and brought into the HE system?

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ENSE European Network of Sport Education

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100€ Registration Fee, 50€ Student Registration Fee


Kornelia Kroiß
Institut für Sportwissenschaft