There is lots of work going on behind the scenes as the consortium charged with researching the EHF’s Institue for Hockey intensifies.
The EHF Institute is co-funded by the European Union Erasmus+ grant, the objective is to deliver world-class education to support national growth. Creating an education framework that addresses support on a national, regional, and European level. The EHF Institute project partner consortium met during June to align the strategic intent to create tools and resources that provide transparent and accessible learning for people at all levels of the sport.
EHF Institute Consortium Partners are
· EUROPEAN HOCKEY FEDERATION (Project Coordinator)
· ASSOCIATION ROYALE BELGE DE HOCKEY
· FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE DE HOCKEY
· COPENHAGEN UNIVERSITY
· STICHTING ORANGE SPORTS FORUM
· ROYAL DUTCH HOCKEY FEDERATION
· DEUTSCHE HOCKEY BUND
· HOCKEY MAGIC
· SLOVENIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION
· SWISS HOCKEY FEDERATION
Copenhagen University through Professor Adam Evans highlighted the importance of education, learning and skills transference in sport will be important in the project alongside the analysis of key findings to enable a sustainability and transferability of the intellectual outputs. The EHF will publish in the last quarter the executive summary of these initial reviews and findings.
EHF Director General, Angus Kirkland said “I am very pleased with the developments being made by the consortium, huge thanks to the research collaboration with the partners which will be the framework for delivering all our essential education over the coming years. As the governing body for hockey in Europe we are tasked with the growth and development of our sport, the Institute will be an essential pillar for the EHF.”
The consortium of partners will meet face to face (if COVID regulations allow) in September.