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Elite athletes’ vocational development: European perspectives
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). (Health and Sport)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6198-0784
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium.
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the Nordic Sport Science Conference – “The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments” / [ed] Krister Hertting & Urban Johnson, Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2017, p. 15-15Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One of the main challenges that active and former elite athletes face isto pursue a satisfying vocational career during and after their termination insport. In order to enhance elite athletes’ employability and employmentopportunities, the ‘Be a Winner In elite Sport and Employment before and afterathletic Retirement (B-WISER)’ was initiated in 2017 with the support of theErasmus+ Sport programme of the European Union. The aim of this invitedsymposium is to disseminate and discuss the research findings of the first workpackage of the B-Wiser project. More specifically, the speakers will focus onsport, educational and job-market stakeholders’ perceptions of athletes’ employabilityissues and as well as their roles, cooperation, and efficiency in supporting activeelite athletes, just retired athletes, and former athletes during their firstemployment. The symposium will consistof two oral presentations and a panel discussion. The first presentationwill provide a general outline of the B-WISER project by presenting theconsortium, the aims, work packages and methodology of the project. The secondpresentation will focus on an evaluation of roles, cooperation and efficiencymeasures of the career support services from a European perspective. In thefinal panel discussion, career research and assistance experts from the sixparticipating countries (i.e. Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain andSweden) will discuss various aspects of the vocational career support to activeand retired elite athletes from their national perspective.

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Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2017. p. 15-15
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35829OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-35829DiVA, id: diva2:1165451
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Nordic Sport Science Conference – ‘The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments’, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, 22-23 November, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved

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