STICK Project’s 4th meeting was held last 18th and 19th of February in Antwerp, hosted by Universiteit of Antwerpen and KHC Dragons
During the meeting, the STICK consortium analysed the several local dissemination event’s results that took place at each consortium’s country during the month of February. The purpose of these events was to share the project’s first results, an academic/hockey exchange programme and see how they can fit into other sports’ realities, but hockey. Representatives from all sports’ clubs, sport’s federations and dual career and international relations universities’ experts were invited, as well as other profiles as high dedications student-athletes and parents. All results were put in common during the meeting in order to arrive to joint conclusions for the benefit of the programme.
Moreover, the consortium monitored the Pilot programme’s candidates’ selection procedure and approved the final institutional agreements that will be implemented for the pilot mobility during the upcoming academic year/season with the selected athlete/students. According to the working plan, STICK’s consortium discussed and approved during the meeting the internal evaluation procedure of the Pilot Programme to be followed, in order to monitor all phases of the academic/hockey exchange programme.
To conclude the meeting, the STICK team planned next steps to be followed and actions to be taken, such as the external evaluation procedure or the International Sport Multiplier Event to be held in November 2019 in Brussels, where the final project’s results will be shared with all European stakeholders: policy makers, European Commission, Universities networks, European Sports’ Federations, etc.
Next consortium’s meeting will be held in Dublin and hosted by Pembroke WHC and Dublin City University next June 2019.