Athletes Learning Entrepreneurship (AtLETyC)

The project AtLETyC addresses one increasingly important issue that strikes elite Athletes: “What are my professional perspectives after my sports career?”

The European Commission declared in 2007 in its “White paper on Sport” the importance to provide “Dual Career” training for young sportsmen and sportswomen already in an early stage in order to ensure the reintegration of professional sportspersons into the labour market at the end of their sporting careers. “Dual career” arrangements should allow Athletes to benefit from their sporting career as well to be well prepared for the time after their active sporting careers and to choose sport AND education.

AtLETyC will open a new opportunity to Athletes and a new direction in their lives. AtLETyC provides educational training on Entrepreneurship at postsecondary (VET and tertiary) level to Athletes. After the participation in the AtLETyC training programme they will be better educated and will even be able to create new jobs.

The new AtLETyC approach shall provide Athletes with a new career path and decrease unemployment.

The training program can easily be tailored to the needs of others and transferred to other countries and regions in Europe.

Project duration: 1.1.2016-30.6.2018 (30 Months)

Project website: http://atletyc.eu