Successful ENAS Experience in Braga

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.

 

Parente Named Sports Manager of the Year

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Congratulations are in order for Fernando Parente (University of Minho) who was named as Sports Manager of the Year 2017 at the recent National Congress of Sports Management XVIII organised by Portuguese Association of Sports Management (APOGESD).

The Director of the Sports and Cultural Department of the University of Minho received the award for the quality of his work in university sports in Portugal and also in terms of national sports development.

In 2016, the prize was awarded to Fernando Gomes, President of the Portuguese Football Federation and the Vice President of FIFA and UEFA. This year, APOGESD recognized Fernando’s career and his activity in the management and organization of sport for almost 30 years!

Fernando was present at our recent Forum in Trondheim and many of you will have had the opportunity to talk to him and share ideas.