The final international symposium will take place on December 8th 2016 at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Apart from reflections of international dual career experts on the results, the value and implications of the GEES project, the programme offers parallel workshops where participants learn how specific tools and instruments are used in working with dual career athletes (cf. preliminary programme below).

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Generaal Jacqueslaan 271

Preliminary programme

08:45      Registration
09:15 Welcome • Prof. Paul Wylleman, project coordinator - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
09:35 The dual career as part of an elite sport policy • Mr. Philippe Muyters, Flemish
minister of Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport (tbc)
The university and its elite student-athletes • Prof. Caroline Pauwels, rector Vrije Universiteit Brussel
10:00 A European perspective on dual career • Drs. Koen De Brandt & Drs. Simon Defruyt - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
11:00 Break
11:20 Lessons learned and actions taken by the participating Member States • Representatives of six participating Member States
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Parallel Workshops "Tools & instruments to work with dual career athletes" (3 rounds x 4 rooms; 45 min/round) • Dual career support providers of the participating Member States
16:30 Break
16:50 Round table "The value and implications of the GEES project" • Participants to be confirmed
17:45 The future role of education in the dual career of elite student-athletes
• Prof. Paul De Knop, pro-rector Vrije Universiteit Brussel
18:00 Closing • Mr. Yves Le Lostecque, head of Sport Unit – DG Education and Culture, European Commission
18:15 Reception


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