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The aim of the “European Coaching Council” (ECC) is to promote the development of coaching across Europe by providing clear reference points for education, development, qualification, and employment of coaches. These reference points will be developed with and made available for EU member states, international federations, Higher Education and other agencies.

Furthermore, the Council will produce reports, recommendations and guidelines on best practice from a European perspective for consideration by member states and international and national sports bodies, organizations, federations, and agencies. The Council works under the principle of subsidiarity and is lead by Dr. Patrick Duffy (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) and Dr. Ladislav Petrovic (International Council for Coach Education - ICCE).

The European Coaching Council functions both, as an expert group and sub-committee of ENSSEE and as a continental group of the International Council for Coach Education (ICCE).



Membership of the Council is open to all agencies involved in training, qualification, employment, deployment, and regulation of coaches (to include national lead agencies in coaching, international federations at the European level, and educational institutions involved in coaching).

Members of the Council must also be affiliated to both, ENSSEE and ICCE.

For more information on the ENSSEE membership, please contact the ENSSEE Office under This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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A consortium of eight European partner universities is working towards a three year Bachelor program to introduce a completely new and unique profession in the field of Healthy Ageing:


The Physical Activity and Lifestyle Counsellor (PALC)

This professional will specialize in the development and implementation of evidence-based lifestyle counselling interventions. The Physical Activity and Lifestly Counsellor (PALC) is an expert in the fields of Health Enhancing Physical Activity, One-on-One-Counselling and Nutrition. These skills enable the PALC to not only detect disease, but to fight the very basic reason of typical western society`s health issues such as adiposity, cardiovascular diseases, and other illnesses.


The 17th annual congress of the ECSS wiil be held in Bruges, Belgium between 4th-7th July 2012. The “Vrije Universiteit Brussel” (VUB) and the “Université Libre de Bruxelles” (ULB), together with Howest, university college West Flanders, one of the leading providers of higher education in the province, will organize this important event. More informations at the oficial website