Skip to main content

Online workshops for student-athletes

  • March 28, 2022

Elite sport and higher education in the Brussels-Capital Region (phase 9): Online workshops for student-athletes


For the 2020 call of Dynamic Brussels "A Young and Dynamic Region", the dpt. Topsport en Studie organized a new project phase entitled "Elite sport and higher education in the Brussels-Capital Region: Online workshops for student-athletes". The project is funded by Dynamic Brussels and led by the dpt. Topsport & Studie of VUB (prof. dr. Paul Wylleman, prof. dr. Koen De Brandt, dr. Simon Defruyt) in collaboration with ULB.

The project started in January 2021 and aimed at developing online workshops to optimize the competencies of student-athletes in the Brussels-Capital Region, centered around the following topics:

  • Evaluation of dual career 'elite sport and higher education' competencies
  • Dual Career Management
  • Career Planning
  • Emotional awareness 
  • Social intelligence & Adaptability





You can register here for the upcoming workshops (registrations are now closed and will open again in 2022):

  1. Dual Career Tools: Which competencies do you need for the combination of elite sport and higher education?

  2. Dual Career Management: Make an integrated planning for combining elite sport and higher education.

  3. My athletic and academic schedule coincide! What to do? Requesting academic flexibility

  4. ACT (1): Value your commitment and commit to you values.

  5. ACT (2): Is your mind full or are you mindful?


For those who missed (part of) the sessions, we developed separate online recordings of the sessions (including exercises and tools) that you can access for free. Please send an email to and we will share the recordings with you.

Other questions on the project? Please contact prof. dr. Koen De Brandt ( champion