Welcome to the World Congress on Elite Sport Policy in Melbourne, November 2015
This unique two day conference took place on Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 November 2015 in the beautiful city of Melbourne. WCESP is an initiative of SPLiSS and ISEAL. The conference is organised by Victoria University in close cooperation with the Free University of Brussels (Belgium), the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and the Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom).
2015 Conference Theme - AND THE WINNER IS …
The conference theme aims to bring together different perspectives on elite sport success. Who or what are the winners when it comes to participating in, or owning and hosting elite sport events. Beyond building elite sport development systems that do (or do not!) deliver medals, what are the outcomes that elite sport systems are delivering to various stakeholders? There is a growing awareness by national governments and their leaders that elite sporting success can be produced by investing strategically in elite sport. Who are the winners?
The World Congress on Elite Sport Policy 2015 was very successful! Over 150 participants from over 45 countries joined us for a unique atmosphere, outstanding keynote presentations and interesting parallel sessions and workshops.
"By our participation in 2013 SPLISS Conference, we got to know the results of the analysis of top-level sports policies developed by many countries all over the world and, thus, to compare them to ours. We were able to share our knowledge and expertise among researchers from diverse nationalities; the network created by the SPLISS project and by the first edition of this interesting conference is the greatest legacy of this great experience."
Eduard Inglés Yuba, Ph.D
Professor responsable d’Activitats en el Medi Natural
Cap del projecte institucional Formació
SPLISS conference in 2013 was a very important chance to meet "elite sport peers" from other countries. I can recommend WCESP conference in Melbourne to follow the drastic changes going on in the world of elite sport policy and update your networking.
See you in Melbourne in November!
Working for a national sport government organisation as a scientist and PhD student, the upcoming World Congress on Elite Sport Policy offers a unique platform to connect worldwide with other scientists and policy makers working in elite sports. The content of this conference offers interesting best practice examples of competitive nations as well as up to date results from scientific research enhancing the understanding of the functioning of national elite sport systems.
Andreas Ch. Weber
Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM
Federal Office of Sport FOSPO
Participants at the WCESP 2015?