European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

The organisational chart of EOSE and its way of functioning have evolved through the past years with the development, enlarging and widening of the scope and remit of the European civil society membership association.

Executive Board members




Kirstie Simpson


Simone Digennaro

Secretary General

Signe Luika

Member of the Board

Abel Santos


Mark Cutajar

Member of the Board

Thierry Zintz

Past President


Aurélien Favre

Executive Director

Ben Gittus

Director of Standards

Geoff Carroll

 Director of Skills Development

“We have been delighted to continue work with EOSE in 2022 on the EDUGOLF project to update and develop new standards and modernise education for golf professionals. We appreciate the project management of EOSE and the EOSE 7 Step Model which provides a structure for the standards and training material we need to reform golf education.“

Ian Randell,
Chief Executive, Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG)

“WADA is currently engaging with EOSE to support the development of their new Global Learning and Development Framework. With EOSE’s many years of expertise in workforce development, professional or occupational standards creation within the sport sector, their experience and insight is adding value to our work. We also respect the independent view that the EOSE staff bring and their contribution has been professional and extremely supportive.”

Amanda Hudson,
Education Director, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

It is a great honour to be a member of EOSE! The EOSE team coordinates and contributes perfectly to various sports projects. They have very strong organisational and documentation skills. It is very inspiring to work with the EOSE team on the current Erasmus+ V4V project. Thanks to them, many new skills and knowledge can be obtained. Being a member of EOSE facilitates access to a large international network in the field of sport.

Heidi Pihlak,
Office Manager/Project Manager , The Estonian Foundation of Sports Education and Information

“Leeds Beckett University has been part of the EOSE family for almost 10 years. We have been delighted to play our part in European projects that promote cross-border cooperation and mutual learning. We look forward to continued collaboration with our European neighbours under the knowledgeable guidance of our EOSE colleagues.“

Stephen Robson,
Course Director, Leeds Beckett University

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