The field of sport politics has become increasingly important due to the growing interdependence between sport and other social areas. The influence of especially political actors on the regulation of sport and its frameworks as well as the growing Europeanisation and globalisation contribute have fostered this development.
The Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies provides a framework for activities on sport politics and leisure development of the German Sport University. Together with cooperation partners, findings from politics, social sciences and sport science are brought together in order to make visible changes and perspectives of sport development. The team of the Institute lead by Jean Monnet Professor Dr. Jürgen Mittag offers students, academics and further interested parties numerous offers in teaching and research.
The Institute focusses is on the topics "sports policy", "sport and development" and "leisure and tourism research". High attention is paid to the European dimension of sport. The Institute is also head of the "Forum Sports Policy" and host of the annual symposia on sports politics.
Since winter term 2016/17 there is a Master Programme „International Sport Development and Politics“.
Based on this website, the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies would like to provide information on its activitites, but also encourage to get in contact with us. We are looking forward to a constructive dialogue.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag / Dr. Karen Petry
Symposium zur Ruhrgebiets- und NRW-Sportpolitik: 23.-25. Januar in Bochum
Die Debatte um die Bewerbung der "Rhein-Ruhr City 2032" führt gegenwärtig zu regen Diskussionen über den Stellenwert des Sports im Ruhrgebiet und in NRW. Das Symposium verfolgt das Ziel, die Sportentwicklung rund um Rhein und Ruhr historisch aufzuarbeiten. Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen.more
Conference: Sino-European Perspectives on Urban Sport and Health Development
The Research Unit Sport Policy China-Europe of the Institute for European Sport Development and Leisure Research invites to its annual conference entitled " Sino-European Perspectives on Urban Sport and Health Development" on 19-20 December 2019.
Venue: Senatssaal, German Sports University Colognemore
Guest Lecture Prof. Johan Lindholm, Umeå University, 11.12.2019
Prof. Lindholm, an expert in sports law at Umeå University in Sweden, will join us on Wednesday, the 11th of December, for a guest lecture, covering the jurisprudence and case-law of the supreme dispute resolution body in sport, CAS.more