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

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 

News

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Marion Keim-Lees (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Thursday, 26 January, at 10:00 and 14:15 pm CET, we talk about the "sport system and sport politics in South Africa".

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Not to miss: Friday, 20th of January, Guest Lecture by Nick Sore

As Senior Refugee Sports Coordinator at the UN Refugee Agency, we welcome Nick Sore at the GSU in Cologne.

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19 January 2023: Review of the Qatar World Cup

We look back at the events during the controversial World Cup. Place: Senatssaal, Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

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Doctoral colloquium, Saturday, 14.01.2023, 09:30 CET

At the GSU, building IG II, room Senatssaal or online via WebEx.

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„Qatar after the WC?“ Panel discussion on 12.01.2023, 19:00 PM

An event organized by 1. FC Köln and the German Sport & Olympia Museum on the political and moral responsibility of sport.

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