More than 60 million people in Europe participate in sport clubs, which clearly shows that sport clubs play an important role in European society. Notwithstanding trends of individualisation and consumerism, sport clubs are gaining an increasingly central role in sports policy. This is the most important message in the book ‘Sport Clubs in Europe: A Cross-National Comparative Perspective’, edited by the Mulier Institute, the University of Bern and German Sport University Cologne. The first edition of the book was presented in Brussels, at the ENGSO Forum ‘The Role of Sport Clubs in Changing Society in Future’. Read more...

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Minutes of the Measure Meeting at the eass conference 2015 in Dublin. Read more...

On the 23rd of January 2015 the Dutch Report on Sport was handed over to the Dutch minister of Health, Welfare and Sports, Schippers. The Report on Sport (Rapportage sport) is regarded by the Dutch sports sector as the primary reference work in the field. The first edition was published in 2003 at the request of the Sport Department of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The purpose of the Report on Sport is to bring together and describe the available statistics on sport in the Netherlands, and to draw conclusions from this regarding the way in which sport is developing. Read more...

In Europe, 50 million people are estimated to run on a regular basis. Their yearly spendings are estimated at € 9.6 billion annually. With these data, running is one of the largest and fastest growing sport markets in the world. These are the main conclusions from the book Running across Europe that has just been published by Palgrave MacMillan. In the book, researchers from 11 different countries joined forces to describe how running became one of today’s most popular sports.

On September 17th and 18th 2015 the University of Bern is hosting the thematic symposium “Perspectives, challenges and developments on sport participation research”. The symposium is for young researchers (PhD-students, post-docs, …) interested in sport participation research. Read more...

Measure activities at the EASS 2014 conference (Wednesday May 7th – Saturday 10th)
Harold van der Werff, Measure / Mulier Institute

From Wednesday May 7th till Saturday 10th the EASS conference was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference was organized by the Mulier Institute in co-operation with Utrecht University. With 233 attendants and 130 approved presentations the conference was a huge success in general and for Measure in particular. Read more...

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