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AMID - Athletic migration: Dual career and qualification in sports

  • AMID - Athletic migration: Dual career and qualification in sports

  • Code 590400-EPP-1-2017-1-AT-SPO-SCP
  • Date 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2020
  • Funds provider European Commission Erasmus+ Programme: Sport
  • Organisation Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg / University of Salzburg, Austria (PLUS)
  • Holder Prof. Ph.D. Mojca Doupona

Title  of Project

AMID – »Athletic migration: Dual career and qualification in sports«


Migration across borders in the European Union is a requirement in many elite sports and a crucial challenge for Dual Careers athletes. As well known, policies vary across Europe and the existing support structures are not capable to overcome exchange obstacles. The insufficient support for migrating athletes is a major risk of decreased performances or drop outs in education and sports.The objectives of the AMID project are a) to raise awareness and knowledge of the phenomenon of Dual Career and athlete migration including the current situation and challenges in the EU, b) to build a network and develop applicable support structures for migrating athletes within the EU including implementation and evaluation of best practices, and c) to provide practical tools to stakeholders and feed good practices into governance.The partnership of AMID project consists of the European Athlete as Student network (EAS) and complementary academic as well as non-academic organisations (federations, clubs, and Olympic organisations) in Austria, Germany, Finland, Slovenia, and Italy. This network a) collects and exchanges good practices across Europe, b) identifies the opportunities to improve practices and raise governance standards. These practices will be implemented (intervention phase) and systematically tested in the participating organisations including migrating athletes from multiple countries. The evaluation of exchange opportunities and best practices will provide guidelines for key stakeholders to enhance Dual Career and athlete migration across Europe.AMID aims to expand the network, exchange the identified best practices across European policies, and involve national authorities in all participating organisations. Thus, the project will contribute to the standardisation of European education and sport measures beyond the project’s time frame and outside of the participating organisations.


Erasmus+: SPORT Collaborative Partnerships


Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg / University of Salzburg, Austria [PLUS] (AUT)


University of Salzburg (associated with Olympic Center Salzburg and KADA) (AUT)

Lapland University of Applied Science (associated with Finnish OC) (FIN)

 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (associated with CUS) (ITA)

University of Ljubljana  [Faculty of sport]  (associated with EUSA)  (SLO)

University of Hamburg (associated with adh) (GER)

European Athlete as Student Network (MLT)

Researchers in UL Faculty of sport

prof. dr. Mojca Doupona Topič

Duration of project

1.1.2018 – 30.6.2020

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