On March 28, fan data and experience experts Sportego held their annual conference in Dublin under the theme of fan engagement.
ENAS were represented at the event which featured speakers ranging from media and marketing officials from top football and rugby clubs to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) specialists.
Some of the topics of conversation throughout the day were:
- A look at what is coming in sport and engagement
- Is OTT the future of sport viewing consumption?
- Data, capturing insights and the importance of GDPR…for dummies
- Social media for sportspeople
- Staying relevant
— ENAS (@ENAS_sport) March 28, 2018
Throughout the day, the speakers gave key pieces of advice and insights on how to both build your audience while keeping your current following engaged.
The current social media and technology explosion means that every hour is a working hour for businesses and organisations that hold a presence online.
A key way of doing this is to find an angle, tell it your way and if possible, appeal to the personalities of today’s society.
If you would like further information on the speakers or schedule from the day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As spring begins, let’s start to prepare for the summer!
Vilnius University’s Health and Sport Centre would like to share a unique opportunity with you to maintain and boost physical activity within your University’s community during this summer!
Join the University Summer Challenge! It’s a challenge that is accepted by hundreds of Lithuanian and European university students and employees.
The aim of the project is to increase physical activity within academic communities in universities by challenging them into associating their academic world with active lifestyle and physical activity with fun.
University Summer Challenge provides means for community members from different universities to register their physical activity (type, intensity and duration) on a website during the summer.
The registration window starts on 1 June and finishes on 31 August. The project focuses on the social snow-ball effect idea that results bring more results, in other words: competing with oneself, one’s teammates (students, professors, administration, etc.) and one’s rivals motivates and unites the competitors for the common goal of a healthy life-style!
More about the project and how to participate can be found here.
Vilnius University Health and Sport Centre invites you to take this challenge and become stronger together!
To indicate your interest in joining the challenge, email email@example.com before 6 April.
ENAS is currently developing an online application for the members to facilitate Universities and Colleges in monitoring and reporting on physical activity interventions held in their institution aimed at the inactive University community. The overall goal of the application is to provide additional social engagement opportunities through social media and to allow continuous an accurate follow-up of participants’ activities as part of the programme by tracking minutes of physical activity. The delivery of the application is phased to allow as much intermediary and follow-up feedback from within the membership as possible.
As part of the phase 1 delivery, 15 ENAS members are currently using the application to facilitate the second round of the common intervention of the Active Campus Europe project financed by Erasmus+ Sport. They are using the application as a monitoring tool and will be bringing around 500 students onto the platform by the summer 2018. Feedback from this phase 1 will lead to further development of the application to meet the needs of our target group even better.
Meanwhile, we are already preparing for phase 2. Therefor we are launching an official call for additional interested ENAS members to join the application development team. This application could be(come) everything you are looking for. Reply to the call for partners before 31 March 2018.
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The very first meeting of the GAME project, a 3-year project financed through the Erasmus + Sport Chapter took place in Limassol, Cyprus on 9 March 2018. ENAS, full partner of the project, was digitally represented during the meeting to hear about the first steps and more concrete roles of all partner organisations.
The overall aim of the GAME project is to develop a so-called anti-doping ‘serious game’. A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. In the anti-doping context, this game will be the very first educational intervention that promotes a clearly positive approach to doping prevention among 16 to 25 year olds.
The GAME project consortium includes representatives from 6 organisations:
- Project leader: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Role: Project Management; Dissemination, communication, and exploitation strategy; Development of the GAME
- Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Role: Development of design protocols for the GAME; Implementation and evaluation of the GAME
- Lithuanian Sport University, Kaunas (Lithuania)
Role: Quality control and impact evaluation; Recommendations for Policy and Practice
- National Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest (Romania)
Role: Stakeholder Awareness Program
- YMCA Greece
Role: Stakeholder engagement, Support Development; Support Implementation, Support Dissemination
- European Network of Academic Sports Services
Role: Stakeholder engagement, Support Development; Support Implementation, Support Dissemination
Together, this diverse group of partners hope to close the gap in anti-doping education. An extensive literature study has shown that most anti-doping educational interventions are founded on instigating fear. Instead, anti-doping education should be based on state-of-art learning pedagogies and new technologies. It should be focused on changing mindsets, intentions and behaviours towards doping use by reducing the risk factors and promoting the protective factors against doping. There are currently no known anti-doping educational interventions that promote a positive approach to doping prevention. The GAME project will change this and will incorporate such positive approach with new learning technologies by developing a serious game that increases awareness among young people.
ENAS is very excited to be a part of this project, facilitating doping-prevention as a mission also for University sport by providing great tools to raise awareness also in your institution.
Updates on progress will be provided throughout the project duration.
For more information on the GAME Project, click here.
Between 26 February and 1 March, the University of Minho hosted the ENAS Experience themed ‘Event Management: What can we learn from organising large scale events and championships?’ as part of the 2018 Braga City of Sports programme. Over the 3 days of the event, 62 delegates from 28 organisations and 10 different countries were welcomed to a highly engaging and interesting event with a good mix of social and professional content bringing together a very unique group of event managers from all over Europe.
ENAS experience just started in Braga!Staff Training"Event Management: What can we learn from organising large scale events and championship"
Geplaatst door ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services) op dinsdag 27 februari 2018
The programme included presentations from key organisations involved in the attribution of large scale events: FISU and EUSA. Besides these informative presentations the event drew on extensive experience in event management from the delegates and several Universities that presented their programme as a best practice including the Unversity of Birmingham, University of Lodz, University of Coimbra, University of Malaga and Surf Club de Viana. The event was concluded with an interactive session on the ins and outs of hosting large events with key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats being identified in a SWOT analysis.
Key strengths your universities could have in hosting large scale international events, as identified by the group, were ‘access to experienced staff’, ‘extensive facilities’ and ‘proximity of venues and accommodation’. As key weaknesses the group identified ‘lacking support and/or financial resources’, ‘insufficiently experienced staff/volunteers’ and ‘lacking facilities’. Key opportunities include: ‘building stakeholder/eternal relationships’, ‘facility development and/or investment’ and ‘staff development’. And finally as key threats, the following elements were listed: ‘lack of participation’, ‘deadlines development and project management not met’ and ‘lack of stakeholder buy-in’.
We hope to see an even larger number of participants join the next ENAS Experience taking place in Tralee between 16 and 19 April 2018. You can find more information here.
The results are in and the winners of the MyZone competition are:
Well done to all and thank you to MyZone for their generous prize
A special mention must also go to the people who reached the World Health Guidelines of 1300 MEPs.
For the second annual European Week of Sport (EWoS) which will be held in September, we join the movement under the slogan ‘Be Active’. As our main ENAS event to celebrate sport and physical activity, we are proposing a mass exercise session including a FlashMOVE in as many ENAS member Universities as possible.
The European Week of Sports, contrary to last year, will be held between September 10th and October 2nd, with each country having selected dates within that period to host their own Week. As ENAS is a multinational organisation, we have the choice of the entire period between 10th Sep-2nd Oct in which to host our own official events. The proposed date for our main event, the mass exercise session and FlashMOVE, is currently Thursday 22nd September.
The exercise session will be an adaptation of a flashmob-style session organised by ISCA. It involves large groups of participants at all campuses around Europe coming together to simultaneously taking part in the same choreographed dance or aerobics routine. Video recordings and post production of all events will be an example of a real European-wide University and College workout.
To make it happen, we need each ENAS member to:
- dedicate a fitness instructor to learn the FlashMOVE routine
- programme a workout session on Thursday 22nd September
- take pictures or where allowed, make video recordings
The fitness routine:
We have prepared some communication materials for you to be able to promote the ENAS FlashMOVE as well as any other activity you are planning to organise during the European Week of Sport. Click the button below to download the communcation package.
Download Click here to download the communication package.
Let’s make it happen together. Let’s visualise the impact of University and College sport in Europe. Let’s ‘Be Active’!
Any questions? Get in touch with Javier Rial (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fill out the form below to join the ENAS FlashMOVE before 9 September 2016.