EMPATIA - Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics

EMPATIA - Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics
Project ref. 590437-EPP-1-2017-1-SI-SPO-SCP



The project EMPATIA intends to promote dual careers of athletes by
empowering their parents. Despite parents play a crucial role in
ensuring the long-term development of athletes, they are often
unprepared to help their sons and daughters preventing, coping,
and resolving challenges at sport and academic levels. Thus, the
primary aim of the EMPATIA project is to structure an evidence-based
e-learning multi-lingual educational programme specifically tailored for
dual career parenting needs. Moving from an analysis of the
state-of-the-art and the parents’ opinions of their needs and
experiences, a conceptual framework of dual career parenting will be
developed to provide a sound theoretical basis for a knowledge-based
dual career parenting education programme.

The developed online multilingual dual career parenting education programme will be tested at the level of the participating countries before making it available in and beyond Europe. In attending this dual career parenting education programme parents will increase the awareness of their role, will improve their knowledge of dual career issues, and will enhance their capability to establish a more effective dialogue with their athletic progeny, as well as with academic and sport staff. The project EMPATIA will profit from the combined experience of academic and sport experts from 6 Member States (France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia) representing diverse European geographic areas and the highest range of dual career policies in place. Partners of the projects are 4 universities (Limerick, Rome “Foro Italico”, Coimbra, Ljubljana), 2 dual career service providers (INSEP, Sport Ireland Institute), 1 National Olympic Committee (CONI), 1 European University Sport organization (EUSA Institute), 1 Sport Club (Ginasio Clube Figueirense) and the European dual career network (EAS), which intends to maintain this valuable educational resource to develop, beyond the project lifetime.


Erasmus+: Sport Collaborative Partnership


University of Ljubljana [Faculty of Sport] (SI)


University of Rome “Foro Italico” (IT)

University of Limerick (IE)

University of Coimbra (PT)

Institut national du sport, de l’expertise et de la performance - INSEP (FR)

European Athlete Student - EAS (MT)

Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano - CONI (IT)

European University Sports Association - EUSA Institute (SI)

Sport Ireland Institute (IE)

Ginasio Club Figueirense (PT)

Duration of project:

1.1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2020

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Giovedì, 1 Marzo 2018 - 3:45pm