The European Network of Sport Science, Education & Employment (ENSSEE) is an international non-profit association established in Luxembourg in 1989 under its former name ENSSHE (European Network of Sport Science in Higher Education). The ENSSEE network associates institutions only and provides the ideal meeting place for debating and proposing ideas as well as common initiatives to promote education, training and employment in sport. Multiple opportunities for exchanging proposals and strategic views, either via the virtual environment (web communication) or other media, events, projects, and meetings are provided. ENSSEE has, in 2012, 92 members, which means that ENSSEE implantation covers almost all countries in Europe. Since 2005 ENSSEE cooperates with the Euro-American Network of Human Kinetics (REMH) REAHM in South America. This organization covers 25 members in almost all South America countries.
The objectives of the network are, firstly, to encourage greater European co-operation in relation to research, education, and employment in sport and to increase the mobility and the exchange of students, teaching staff, and professionals. Secondly, ENSSEE supports to work towards the convergence of education and training systems for sport related professions in the European Union. In general, the network is working towards developing better quality sporting opportunities for all.
The network, while respecting the autonomy of its member countries in contents and organisation of their education and training systems, intends to develop: A) A body of knowledge in relation to research, education, qualifications, professionalization, and employment in the field of sport; B) The relationship and the exchange of information between all organisations responsible for education, research, and training in sport or related to sport; C) A quality assurance, evaluation and accreditation process; D) Synergies and relations between all partners of the network, including the organisations of the European Union, governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutes and colleges of vocational and academic education, training and research, professional organisations, and sports organisations; E) Links with similar organisations inside and outside the European Union.
ENSSEE contactpersons for the SPEACH Project: