The organisation chart of EOSE has evolved through the years 2008/2009 with the enlarging and widening of the scope and remit of EOSE into two new and significant Commissions in addition to the traditional work of EOSE through the original commission related to research and labour market information. The structure of the organisation summarised through the diagram below was developed to ensure the most efficient leading of the activities carried out and is based on different levels of responsibilities corresponding to equivalent a specific division of tasks.
Indeed, regarding the various and mixed activities in which EOSE is involved it was indispensable to think about a polyvalent and well organised structure for EOSE. The tasks to be achieved have been listed and split between the different groups of person which compose the association.
- EOSE EXECUTIVE BOARD – The leadership of the organisation is ensured by the EOSE Executive Board. this group is composed of the President, Treasurer and Secretary General. Their role within the work programme of the structure is really precise and consists in representing EOSE within EU events and ensuring a strong and efficient relationship with the decision makers such as the European Commission or the Sport Directors. The Executive Board members also have in charge to create an efficient atmosphere and synergies within the organisation, to realise regular up-dates of the state of achievement of the work undertaken and to be reactive in order to manage eventual obstacles and difficulties. They are taking the main decision for the organisation and are often given advices and feedback on the work and priorities of the Management Board and the Secretariat. The President is responsible for chairing EOSE events/meetings, the Treasurer has to present the Annual Financial report during the General Assembly and they also have the power to ask for some amendments to the current statutes of the organisation.
- EOSE MANAGEMENT BOARD – This group is lead by the EOSE European Projects Director. It is composed of some persons with strong background and expertise in the Sport and Active Leisure sector to be able to carry out the activities within each working commission. The Management Board is responsible for managing all technical aspects of the work to be achieved by EOSE and have the responsibility to regularly check new project opportunities through European funding and if validated by the Executive Board to take in charge the whole development and management of the relevant new proposals.
The commission covering Research and Labour Market Information is composed of National and regional observatories, public or non for profit, involved in several areas such as sport development, sport employment, sport systems, competences, qualifications and vocational education and training (VET). The objective is to work towards the establishment of a common European research approach to the Sport and Active Leisure employment and development.
In the commission covering Occupational Standards and Qualifications the membership is now made up of those associations and experts who are either geographically or sector base. The scope of this work is to develop and coordinate a common policy towards sectoral lifelong learning which incorporates and works within the European Qualification Framework (EQF), the European unit and credit framework (ECVET) and the White Paper on sport. Recently, through the EQF-Sport project (run by EOSE between 2007-2008), the common Lifelong Learning Strategy to develop occupational standards has been developed for the whole Sport and Active Leisure sector and the objective of that Commission is to raise awareness, communicate, present and encourage the implementation of such a common strategy accross Europe to ensure changes into VET systems and the development of a competent workforce with the right skills.
The third commission related to Project Development and Management takes advantage of the expertise developed within EOSE in the past and offered this background in support of members and Alliance partners wishing to develop and manage European wide projects related to education and training.
- EOSE SECRETARIAT - The Secretariat has been allocated in the central part of the chart of the organisation insofar as it is closely linked with the Executive Board, Management Board, the members and the Alliance. The Secretariat is playing the interface role and its role is to ensure the running and functioning of the association. Major decisions to be taken have to be validated by the Executive Board and the Secretariat is responsible for the organisation of all EOSE meetings and conferences, for writing the formal reports, minutes and agenda, but also for managing the finance of the association with the treasurer, all communication aspects such as the website and the production of the monthly E-Bulletin, the communication with members etc.
- EOSE MEMBERS
– The members of EOSE are entirely part of the organisation and involved in all activities/projects lead by EOSE. Becoming members of EOSE, they are accepting the role of national contact point. That means that they can be considered as an interface that we will contact directly if we need to obtain some information from their country. The Secretariat will encourage them to exchange and communicate on a regular base with EOSE and other members in order to inform good practices and latest development established in their national context. They play an active and crucial role in the structure as data provider, advisor and also disseminator at the national and regional level. Click here
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- THE ALLIANCE
– On an initiative of EOSE during the EQF consultation process, at the end of the year 2005, the strategic committee called the “European Sport and Active Leisure Workforce Development Alliance (The Alliance)” was initiated to bring together the major European network organisations working in the Sport and Active Leisure sector to share and discuss issues around the development of the European Sport Workforce. The scope of this group is to focus on issues and activities related to qualifications and training with specific reference to the European Qualification Framework for vocational training and Higher Education including the emerging credit system for vocational training. The concrete mission of the Alliance is to provide a mechanism to coordinate the development of the European sport and active leisure’s workforce to ensure a workforce with the right skills at the right time in the right place and develop an active relationship with the EU Commission and the major decision makers of the sector. EOSE is playing the role of facilitator and the Alliance is part of the organisation and crucial to ensure the efficiently of the activitie carried out by EOSE. Full explanation of the mission, activities and composition of this group of stakeholders is available here