Welcome to Pro Safe Sport

Pro Safe Sport for Young Athletes (PSS) welcomes you!

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) of the Council of Europe implements together with 15 project partners, the EU funded initiative "Pro Safe Sport for Young Athletes (PSS)" aimed at the promotion of the physical and mental well-being of young athletes.

You are cordially invited to browse through the PSS pages, and we are happy to receive your comments!

Life skills of young athletes are at least as important as their sport performance

A consensus of athletes and representatives of sport organisations, public authorities and educational institutions was reached in Paris on 15 October, 2015, during the fourth PSS workshop that young athletes need also training in lifestyle and life skills.

That’s why it is important for the IOC to implement its athletes career programme which supports athletes in their transition from a sports to a professional career according to Tony Estanguet, a former top-athlete and member of the IOC athletes’ commission. Laura Capranica, President of the European Athlete as a Student Network, highlighted that if a dual career system is not available, one third of athletes will drop out.

As match-fixing is the new scourge in sport, Sarah Lacarrière, Integrity Officer of SportAccord, presented the e-learning tool “Real.Player” which helps athletes to identify dangers associated with the manipulation of sports competitions.

Further information on this workshop can be retrieved from the following page: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/pss/workshop-paris


Third PSS Workshop Discusses Normative Framework, Global Programmes, Anti-Doping, Gender Equality and Discrimination

Renowned experts debated with the PSS project team a broad range of topics during the third PSS workshop taking place from August 31 to September 2 in Berlin. On the agenda were issues such as the existing normative framework to protect young athletes, anti-doping, gender equality, discrimination and safeguarding measures for children implemented at global level.

The workshop was successfully concluded and produced excellent input for the PSS toolkit. The presentations of the Berlin workshop can be retrieved from the following website: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/web/pss/workshop-berlin

The fourth and last PSS workshop on “lifestyle” tackling issues such as dual careers, match fixing and sexual health will take place from October 13-15 in Paris.


Emotional Well-being Of Athletes Is Crucial For Sporting Success

From 14-16 July 2014, experts of "Pro Safe Sport" met in Leeds, UK, to discuss the promotion of mental/ emotional well-being of emerging athletes. There is broad agreement among the experts that greater attention should be paid to creating a positive sporting ethos where children and young people are respected and where their voices are heard and used to shape welfare and performance. This will not only promote the mental well-being of emerging athletes but also boost their sporting performance.

The results of the discussions in Leeds will feed into the educational toolkit of PSS which will be produced in the course of the project. The presentations of this workshop can now be retrieved from the following website: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/web/pss/workshop-leeds

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PSS has its own Twitter account!

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