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
Sport Mega Events and Sustainability – The Winter Olympics and Paralympics 2022
6th Sino-German Academic Forum on Sport Development, online on December 21st, 2021.more
"Die Nacht von Sevilla '82" - Book launch
On 21.12.2021, we proudly present the latest publication written by Stephan Klemm in presence of the author.more
Multiplier Sport Event in Lisbon
"Understanding the employment relations of ahtletes in Olympic Sports in Europe" - 2nd EMPLOYS-Conference next Friday, 17.12.2021, at the Universidade Europeia Lisbon and online.