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(Dual) Career Development of Talented and Elite Athletes

Dual Careers for Mental Health (DC4MH)

Optimizing mental health services within European dual career organizations

Elite Sport and Higher Education in the Brussels-Capital Region

Optimizing the combination of study and elite sport in the Dutch and French speaking universities in the Brussels-Capital Region.

IOC Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programma

How should athletes be supported before, during and after athletic retirement?  Moving from an athlete-centred needs analysis to practical guidelines for career support stakeholders.

Erasmus+ Sport - Mind the Gap

Closing the gap’ between the end of the professional sporting career and entering the labour market by enabling a transition into a second career of the professional player in transitions’ choice.

Erasmus+ Sport - Ecology of Dual Career

Exploring Dual Career Development Environments across Europe.

Erasmus+ Sport - Be a Winner In elite Sport and Employment before and after athletic Retirement (B-WISER)

Optimizing active and former athletes' employment and employability.

IOC Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programma

The development and evaluation of training modules for dual career support providers (DCSPs): A European pilot

Erasmus+ Sport: 'Gold in Education and Elite Sport (GEES)'

Optimizing student-athletes' dual career in elite sport and education

The Development of Psychological Competences for Talented and Elite Performers

Vlaamse Leerstoel Topsport Sportpsychologie

Developing four psychological training techniques (cognitive readiness, resilience, deliberate practice, biofeedback) to promote the development and use of mental skills in talented and elite athletes. 

The development of performance behaviour - In collaboration with Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and NOC*NS

A flexible and fast support provision required by coaches, athletes, medical doctors, physiotherapists and Performance Managers focusing on performing and mental health of elite athletes and coaches. .

Team Resilience - In collaboration with NOC*NSF

Operationalising and developing team resilience in Dutch national elite teams. 


WADA social science research grant (co-funded by NADO Vlaanderen): A lifespan and holistic approach in studying the influence of career transitions on athletes drug-taking behaviours

Stuyding the influence of career transitions on athletes' drugtaking behaviours by providing an overview of incentives and deterrents for doping use on five developmental domains and throughout the athletic lifespan. 

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