News & Updates

>> Date: 02.05.2017


The Final Dissemination event for Developing an innovative European Sport Tutorship model for the dualcareer of athletes – #ESTPORT will take place at UCAM, Catholic University of Murcia between June 06-08 2017

>> Date: 15.11.2016

ESTPORT project manager presents to European Parliament

ESTPORT project manager (Prof. Sanchez-Pato) in a Dual Career Seminar hosted in the European Parliament and organized by the EU 

>> Date: 19.01.2017

Olympic gold medallist to attend Estport partner meeting

The gold Olympic medal (London 2012) Sofia Toro is going to attend to the Malta meeting next week as one of the student-athletes from UCAM University.

>> Date: 26.10.2016

International Committee of Mediterranean Games in Zagreb ( 27-28 October, 2016).

Estport Partner University of Malta has been invited by the Maltese Olympic Committee  represent them in a seminar on During and After Sports Career which is being organised by the International Committee of Mediterranean Games in Zagreb ( 27-28 October, 2016).

>> Date: 26.10.2016

Final Estport Workshops happening in October

The final Estport workshops will be taking place in partner organisations in the month of October.

>> Date: 20.10.2016

Estport Promotional Video

Project Partner UCAM have developed a promotional video to promote the Estport project, to view the video in full please click the link below.

>> Date. 18.10.2016

The Fourth Workshop and Evaluation visit taking place at UCAM Universidad Cat??lica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain

The Fourth Workshop and Evaluation visit is taking place over two days (18/10/2016-19/10/2016) at UCAM university in Spain.

Please find below a link to the agenda for the two day Evaluation workshops. 

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>> Date. 27.07.2016

Estport research piece published in CCD Journal

We are delighted to announce that one research piece of our SPORT project number: 557204-EPP-1-2014-1-ES-SPO-SCP, title: “European Sport Tutorship model for the dual career of athletes” has been published in CCD Journal. This is a great achievement since the CCD journal is indexed in the ISI Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index). 

To read all information please see full text on:

>> Date. 01.07.2016

European Athlete and Student Network

The Estport Partner consortium has been invited to European Athlete and Student Network ROVANIEMI in FINLAND on 15-17 September 2016 to present to aims, objectives and outcomes of our “European Sport Tutorship model for the dual career of athletes” project co-funded by the European Union.

>> Date: 10.03.2016

ESTPORT evaluation visits

Over the next few months project partner Europa Community from the UK will be visiting all ESTPORT consortium partners to see what impact the Sport-tutorship programme is having across partner organisations. Europa Community evaluate each programme adaption in each partner country and explore how many student-athletes and University staff are benefiting from the programme.

>> Date: 02.02.2016

Successful second transnational project meeting

The University of Rome hosted the project consortium as well as 10 student-athletes from across Europe for the second transnational meeting. The two day project meeting provided an opportunity for discussion about the projects’ progress and the next stages of the project as well as to gain feedback from the student-athletes and discuss topical issues related to duel careers. The meeting was very successful and fruitful and all Partners are looking forward to next stages of the ESTPORT project.

For more information about this project please click HERE

>> Date: 18.01.2016

ESTPORT workshops in 2016

Over the next few months all ESTPORT Project Partners will host an events in their own Universities discussing and promoting the ESTPORT project methodology and outcomes to date. These Workshops will support the consortium to gain valuable feedback and improve the ESTPORT programme.  

>> 16.01.2016

2016 Project monitoring meeting in Rome, Italy

On the 21st of January 2016 starts the next ESPORT Project second transnational project monitoring meeting. The meeting will bring all project partners from the consortium together to review project progress and develop aspects of the project’s outcomes. This year we are also involving Student athletes to gather their views and feedback about the project. 

>> Date: 25.11.2015

UCAM, awarded for the ESTPORT Project bringing the athletes tutoring model to other countries!

The Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) has been awarded by the Association of Sport Journalists of the region of Murcia (APDRM) for the European Union project led by UCAM to improve and export the Dual Career model and personalized tutoring for athletes to others European universities: Italy (Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Foro Itálico’), Greece (University of Thessaly), United Kingdom (Leeds Trinity University and Europa Community) and Malta (University of Malta). This project goes by the name of ESTPORT.

The Faculty of Sport of UCAM is the engine of this model, although athletes can pursue their studies in any faculty of the university. Its dean, Antonio Sánchez Pato was happy for the recognition: “This prize endorses the great work developed by UCAM to support the dual career of athletes-students. The sport tutoring model, created by José Luis Mendoza, and managed by the Sport Activities Service and the Faculty of Sports, in collaboration with all the other degrees and services of the university, has become a role model”.

More information:

>> Date: 05.11.2015

The 2nd Duel Career Workshops are now in process

All project partners are busy delivering their workshops and recording the outcomes.

>> Date: 02.10.2015

The 2nd Duel Career Workshops are in preparation

All project partners are preparing for their second workshops which focus on “New Technologies in Dual Careers”.

>> Date: 24.10.2015

Dr. Antonio Sánchez Pato and Dr Antonio Calderón from UCAM - Catholic University of Murcia in Spain are delivering presentations about the ESTPORT project today the 12thEAS Conference. This event provides the perfect opportunity for a number of High Education Institutions to present their own programmes and share ideas and best practices.  This year’s conference focusses on the development of policies, best practices, to raise awareness on the necessity of offering opportunities for young people to combine athletic preparation and competition with their studies. These policies are known in Europe under the generic term of ‘Dual Career’. This year the conference is being held at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We wish Dr. Antonio Sánchez Pato and Dr Antonio Calderón much success and hope they enjoy the event.

>> Date: 20.06.2015

The 1st Duel Career Workshops have now been completed

All project partners have recorded the outcomes which will be discussed at the next transnational project meeting.

>> Date: 20.05.2015

The 1st Duel Career Workshops are now in process

All project partners are busy delivering their workshops and recording of the outcomes.