International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)

Founded in 1958, ICSSPE performs as a global network of governmental and non-governmental organisations, which jointly generate and promote evidence-based developments in and through sport, physical education and physical activity.

Abiding by the principles of Inclusion, Reliability, Cooperation and Equality, ICSSPE capitalises on research to enhance physical activity and sport, educate for improved quality of life and health for all people, and promote policies for active lifestyles, human performance and good governance in physical activity and sport.

International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)

ICCE is a not-for-profit, international organisation with the mission of leading and supporting the development of sport coaching globally.

The target audiences for the ICCE are National Representative Bodies responsible for coach development; International Federations; institutions that deliver coach education or represent coaches; individuals who design and deliver coach education; coaches; and the international sport community at large.

The German Sport University Cologne (GSU)

GSU is Germany’s largest and most prestigious centre of teaching and research in physical education and sport science. More than 30 sports are taught in theory and practice in modern facilities. Currently there are approximately 5,200 students, including 500 foreign students, who prepare for professional careers in sports coaching, physical education, sport management, health & fitness, outdoor sport, sport for all, sport tourism, and other related fields.

Over the past two decades the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies has established the frame for studies on national as well as international Sport Politics. Together with cooperation partners, findings from politics, social sciences and sport science are brought together in order to make visible changes and perspectives of sport development. The Institute focus on the topics „sports policy“, „sport and development“ and „leisure and tourism research“. High attention is paid to the international dimension of sport.

European Elite Athletes Association (EU Athletes)

EU Athletes (officially called European Elite Athletes Association) was set up in 2008. It is the leading European multi-sport federation of player associations (sports trade unions) with 32 members in 13 different European countries in a wide range of different sports. More than 25,000 elite athletes are represented through the membership.

EU Athletes brings the member player associations together to share best practice, form collective policies on behalf of players, and develop and deliver education and training programmes. EU Athletes is owned by its members and acts as a consortium of player associations from across Europe.

Finnish Olympic Committee

The Finnish Olympic Committee represents all sport and physical activity from grassroots to elite sport in Finland. It acts as one voice in organised sports. The new Finnish Olympic Committee started 1st of January, 2017, as a result of the merger of the Finnish Sports Confederation Valo and the Finnish Olympic Committee.

Sport Ireland Coaching

Sport Ireland Coaching is a unit within Sport Ireland which has the lead role in the development of coaching in Ireland on an all island basis. The role includes highlighting the importance of quality coaching in developing our athletes and providing opportunities for participants.

The main objectives of Sport Ireland Coaching are:

  • Raise the standard, status and profile of coaching in Ireland to provide performers and participants with the best quality coaching through their involvement in sport;
  • Lead the development of coaching in Ireland through the implementation of a quality coach and tutor education and support programme;
  • Work in partnership with National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the wider sporting sector on an all island basis.

Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen (SFISM)

SFISM is the only university for sport in Switzerland, and all its staff are proud to be able to contribute to the advancement of Swiss sport. All activities at SFISM are focused on advancing sport in Switzerland.

In each of the areas we are involved in – from university degrees in sport at Bachelor and Master’s levels, the education and training of coaches, applied interdisciplinary research and development, and not least to the provision of comprehensive services for national youth and elite sport – we take on sporting challenges and strive for optimum performance for the benefit of Swiss sport.

Spordikoolituse ja-Teabe Sihtasutus

The Foundation of Sport Education and Information is established by the Estonian Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia. The Foundation is responsible for the following:

  • development and putting in practise the qualification system of coaches;
  • coordinating the training of coaches and sports administrators;
  • development and administration of sports related databases (Estonian sports organisations, facilities,  coaches, results);
  • initiating and conducting sport related surveys;
  • collecting and analysing information about international sport policies (focus to EU).