The project “Gold in Education and Elite Sport” (GEES) is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + Sport Program. This 2-year project brought together 40 internationally renowned dual career researchers and expert practitioners from 17 research and elite sport institutions (universities, NOCs, sport governing bodies, high performance centres) from 9 EU Member States (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK).
GEES is led by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (scientific coordination) and INSEP (administrative & financial coordination).
- provides competence profiles for athletes and dual career support providers as well as instruments and techniques to optimize dual career support services
- provides the basis for a European framework of reference for athletes’ competences regarding this dual career pathway and competences of dual career support providers allowing for a European guide within existing or newly to be developed dual career services within the Member States.