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 new 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
Book presentation "...und für die Ehre unserer Nationen" at 25.1.2018 in the Olympic Museum
On January 25th 2018 the book "...und für die Ehre unserer Nationen" will be officially presented by the author Karsten Lippmann. The book is based on the doctoral thesis Karsten Lippmann sucessfully passed at the IESF in 2017. The presentation starts at 4.00pm.more
UEFA Research grant
The application for the UEFA research grant is open now until March 2018.more
Play the Game Conference in Eindhoven
Academics and students of the master programme International Development and Politics attended the 10th Play-the-Game Conference in Eindhoven. The conference took place on 26th-30th November 2017.more