Integration of Elite Athletes into the Labour Market Through the Valorisation of Their Transversal Competences

Having commenced in 2018, ELIT-IN is a three-year project co-funded by the European Union (EU) with the aim to promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development, as well as support the implementation of the EU Guidelines on dual careers of athletes.

The project is focused on deriving recognition of athletes’ “soft skills” and values, including integrity, acquired throughout their professional careers in sports to give them a competitive edge in the job market and assist them to become well equipped for a successful transition.

The project also aims at developing and implementing a training package to strengthen athletes’ skills to foster and increase their employability following retirement from a full-time athletic career.