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
Final report of ERASMUS+ Project "Player Agents" published
Der Abschlussbericht des ERASMUS+ Projektes "Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in the European Football Agents Industry" ist am 1.11.2019 in Manchester offiziell vorgestellt und veröffentlicht worden.more
Registration for workshop "Spirit of Football"
For the third time, the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies organizes during the winter term 2019/2020 in cooperation with Engagement Global e.V., several events related to topics such as inequality and discrimination in sports media, the sustainable production of sports equipment or sport in the context...more
Special interest weeks with Engagement Global in November 2019
Sport makes an important contribution to sustainable development in the sense of Agenda 2030. With the 17 goals for sustainable development, the member states of the United Nations committed themselves in 2015 to leave no one behind in their fight against poverty, discrimination and environmental pollution.
According to this,...more