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Call for 2019 AIESEP Hosts

20th September, 2015

Is your institution interested in hosting the 2019 AIESEP International Conference? AIESEP is pleased to welcome proposals from interested academic institutions. For informal enquiries and to obtain the required proposal form please contact the AIESEP Secretary General at [email protected]. The deadline for proposals has been set for February 29th 2016. A decision will be announced during AIESEP 2016 Conference in Laramie, Wyoming USA.

Video of AIESEP 2015

19th September, 2015

The organisers of the AIESEP 2015 International Conference in Madrid have just published a video of the conference. Wonderful memories of a terrific event. You can view the video here (on YouTube) or here (in Dropbox). Next stop Laramie!

30% Discount on New ICSSPE Publication

27th August, 2015

We are delighted to announce that AIESEP members can now avail of a 30% discount on the new ICSSPE publication ‘Elite Sport and Sport-for-All: Bridging the Two Cultures?’ by Richard Bailey and Margaret Talbot.

Information on how to access the 30% discount for AIESEP members is available here. Please note, this link will only be accessible if you are logged in as an AIESEP member.

Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite. In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points of connection and sources of tension between elite and mass participation sport. The book’s multi-disciplinary and international line-up of contributors seeks to define, examine, and develop solutions to this problematic relationship.

Drawing on research and case studies from around the world—with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel—the book explores key contemporary issues including:

  • does effective talent identification require depth of participation?
  • do elite performances inspire greater participation?
  • the role of the Paralympic movement in mass participation and elite sport;
  • and the economic aspects of their co-existence.

The first study of its kind, Elite Sport and Sport-for-All addresses a central dichotomy in sport policy and, as such, is important reading for all students, researchers, policy-makers or administrators working in sport development and policy.


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