- Dec 19, 2016
Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport ‘FAIR’ PROJECT
The Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport 2 (FAIR ) project is based on the insights provided by the Study on Doping Prevention in Recreational Sport of January 2015, completed by EuropeActive as the consortium leader.
This 3-year project will review the existing interventions on doping in recreational sport and food/supplements for sportspeople; and will raise awareness of doping issues among stakeholders. Moreover, it represents a first opportunity to develop a Europe-wide network to assess good practices and develop new methods. This network can provide a basis for both future policy development and a long-term common approach in the prevention of doping in recreational sport.
FAIR will be a project with strong long term outcomes, targeting a wide audience beyond the participating organisations at European, national and regional levels. A strong evidence-base will assure the quality of the project and its design aims for a sustainable and long-term impact.
There is a growing concern that doping outside the elite sporting system is an expanding and problematic phenomenon, giving rise to the belief that the misuse of doping agents in recreational sport has become a societal problem and a public health concern. Although different forms of collaboration exist in the elite and competitive sport domain, a consistent solution across Member States has been difficult to establish in the context of recreational sport which the FAIR project aims to investigate and to make concrete recommendations based on good practices.
Provide a forum for open discussion and objective thinking about reducing the prevalence of doping for performance- and image-enhancing purposes.
With the aim of:
Inform key stakeholders and policy makers on evidence-based planning and encourage them to adopt the good practices and to use the information material/tools to raise awareness of doping issues to their users.
- Leeds Beckett University, Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure
- Anti-Doping Authority of the Netherlands
- Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (CyADA)
- University of Aarhus, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Sport Science
- Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Developmental and Social Psychology
- The Enterprise Federation of Norway (Virke)
- Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA)
The total estimated expenditure for the project is 397,000 euro with a Commission contribution of 317,600 euro.
FAIR is a 3 year project. The eligibility period is 1st of January 2017 to 31st December 2019.
Opportunity for PhD Candidates
Coventry University and EuropeActive are seeking outstanding PhD candidates to join an EU funded project focused on collaboration with the wider physical activity sector and delivering real world impact in anti-doping in recreational sport and fitness. The student will have the opportunity to complete their studies based at EuropeActive headquarters in Brussels, whilst engaging with industry partners, EU and national policy makers, and wider academic networks.
For full details of this opportunity click here
Project Reference: 579574-EPP-1-2016-2-BE-SPO-SCP
Action: Collaborative Partnerships