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GEES (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016, completed) focused on research assisting i) 15-to-26-year-old athletes to prepare for a successful dual career ‘education and elite sport’ pathway; and ii) dual career support providers to optimize the quality of their support and initiating new sustainable services. GEES was coordinated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and INSEP and brought together a consortium of 40 internationally renowned dual career researchers and expert practitioners from 17 research centres and elite sport organisations (NOCs, sport governing bodies, high performance centres) from nine EU Member States (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK). GEES was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. 



Further information

Project coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Paul Wylleman

Research Assistants

Dr. Koen De Brandt
Dr. Simon Defruyt


pdf fileHandbook for dual career support providers (9.31 MB)