Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies & Jean Monnet-Chair

Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies & Jean Monnet-Chair

Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies & Jean Monnet-Chair

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POLIS - Polity, Politics and Policies of Sport

Am 16.02.24 findet ein weiterer Workshop unseres europäischen Netzwerks POLIS im Senatssaal statt.

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Geschichte des Sports in Nordrhein-Westfalen | 7. - 8. März 2024

Die Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung des Brauweiler Kreises e. V. in Kooperation mit dem IESF findet dieses Jahr im Deutschen Sport & Olympia Museum Köln statt.

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Guest lecture about Sustainability at the UEFA EURO 2024

On 26.01.2024, 09:30 – 11:00 am, we welcome Nina Seibert from the Sustainability Department EURO 2024 GmbH in room SR 15 (LAA).

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2nd Global Refugee Forum of the UNHCR in Geneva

Our institute took part and presented from 13-15 December under the heading "Breaking Barriers: Realizing the Potential of Sport for Inclusion and Protection".

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Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year into a new and exciting 2024! We will be back on 8 January.

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Welcome!

Due to the ever increasing integration of sport with other social areas and actors, due to the ever increasing influence of political actors in particular on the shaping of sport and its framework conditions, as well as due to increasing Europeanization and globalization, the field of action of sports policy has become decisively more important.

The Institute for European Sports Development and Leisure Research provides the framework for the sports policy and leisure research activities of the German Sport University Cologne. In conjunction with cooperation partners, political, social and sports science findings are brought together in such a way that a distinct core of sports policy thinking becomes visible. The team of the institute offers students, scientists and all other interested parties numerous offers in teaching and research.

The focus is on the topics of "sports policy," "sports and development cooperation," and "leisure and tourism research". The Institute and its Jean Monnet Chair devote special attention to the European dimension of sport. The Institute is also home to the "Forum Sportpolitik" and hosts the annual symposia on sports policy.

Since the winter semester in 2016/17, the IESF has also been coordinating the master's program "International Sport Development and Politics". The program is science-oriented and aims as much at problem-solving skills as at methods for understanding and analyzing sport. The master's program combines the expertise available at the University of Sport in the fields of social sciences, economics and the humanities. The Master "International Sport Development and Politics" consists of 13 modules and concludes with a Master's thesis.

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