Senior research fellow Sergio Lara-Bercial travelled to Brussels on 29th June to deliver the European Sport Coaching Framework to Mr Yves Le Lostecque and Ms Agata Dziarnowska, Head and Policy Officer respectively of the Sport Unit of the European Commission. The framework is the main output of Erasmus+ co-funded project CoachLearn led by Leeds Beckett University and the ICCE and it aims to become the reference point for the development of coach education and development systems and qualifications across the EU.

For project leader Sergio Lara-Bercial ‘It was a great honour to be able to deliver the ESCF to the European Commission in person. They have been incredibly supportive. This is the work of a lot of people and the reception by stakeholders and the commission has been fantastic since the launch. We are very excited’.

Head of the Sport Unit Yves Le Lostecque was very complimentary of the ESCF and said: ‘There is a need to invest in the development of coaches. In this respect, the first step is education. The establishment of the European Sport Coaching Framework will contribute to the education, mobility and employability of coaches in the EU’.

Please visit www.coachlearn.eu to download the framework, the application tools and the project reports

European
Coaching Council

The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.