As a strong partner of the European Network of Sport Schools (ENOSS), Sportlycée Luxembourg – jointly with TW1N – was this season’s organizer of its annual conference, uniting representatives from 30 countries. Inspired by its telling motto “Back on Track: New Ways”, the professionals from sport and education institutions focussed on the necessary innovation born out of the Covid-19 crisis.
During 2 days of lectures, workshops and a roundtable discussion, the many practitioners from sport and education institutions were able to benefit from this platform to exchange their expertise and experience and to address the current challenges in the following core areas:
1. System Development – Thriving in the shadow of Covid. How dual career systems can use the pandemic as an incomparable opportunity to shape their growth.
2. Psychology & Counselling – Dancing on the tightrope. How dual career systems can provide resources for student-athletes to develop a balanced lifestyle in the light of change and challenge.
3. Talent Development – Re-imagining dreams. How dual career systems can take responsibility to help student-athletes discover meaningful opportunities after changing their education or sporting pathway.
Pascal Schaul, the principal, explained the motivation for Sportlycée Luxembourg to host such an important event: “Since the creation of the Sportlycée in 2012, the exchange of best practices on a European level helped us develop our school and increase the quality of our dual career services. (...) We strongly believe that there are a lot of things to learn from each other which will be beneficial for the student-athletes from all across Europe.”
Pleased with the outcome of the ENOSS Conference 2021, the host concluded: “As this year’s host, we wanted different professional backgrounds to come together in this conference. Looking at our programme, we were proud to present such a variety of topics and experts. Bringing in sport school perspectives from other continents was the icing on the cake of this event.”