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Association Spotlight - European College of Sport Science

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Thomas Delaveaux, Executive Director introducing the European College of Sport Science.

When was your association founded?
In 1995

Where is your association based, how many members do you have & in how many countries?
Cologne, about 2.000 members in 70+ countries.

Who are your members?
Sport and Exercise Scientists from around the globe

What is your mission & aim of the association?
To lead the promotion and application of world - class, multidisciplinary science in sport and exercise.

What are the major challenges facing your association?
Membership retention and further professionalization of the congress.

What kind of events are organised by your association?
Annual international congress

What is the decision process behind the selection of a destination/venue?
Bidding submission, shortlisting, site visit, Executive Board decision

What does your association do in terms of legacy, do your meetings have a societal impact on the destination?

Our congress host is represented by a local institution leaving an impact on the national development of the sport and exercise science community, we usually organise a charity run along the congress.

Are you looking to forge collaborations with other associations? If so in what areas of expertise?
International associations working in the field of sport and exercise science.

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