NEW DATA PUBLISHED ON EUROPEAN SPORT EMPLOYMENT

Created on Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021 12:36:52

On 27 September, Eurostat released new data on the employment rates in the sports domain in Europe. The data shows that in 2020, 1.3 million people were employed in the field of sport, accounting for 0.7% of total employment with Sweden, Finland, Spain and the Netherlands at the top of the chart.
It is noteworthy that 33% of those employed in the sports sector are between 15 and 29 years old and women account for 43% of EU employment in the field of sport.

Another extraordinary and remarkable dimension is the growth of the sports sector. The annual growth rate of employment in the sport sector was with 1.6% even higher than the 0.8% annual growth of total employment numbers. The increase of people employed in sport is evident in 21 of the 27 EU Member States, making it a large-scale trend across the EU.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic also becomes apparent in the data. Since 2020, the employment rates have gone down by 4% in comparison to 2019. It remains to be seen if the recovery will be to a similar extent and bringing the employment in the EU sports sector back to pre-Covid-19 levels.  

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The European Handball Federation (EHF) becomes partner of the office

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) becomes partner of the office

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) becomes partner of the office

The Czech Olympic Committee becomes partner of the office

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 23

The European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 24

The British Olympic Association (BOA) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 25

The NOC of Portugal becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 26

​The NOC of Croatia becomes partner of the office

​The NOC of Lithuania becomes partner of the office

The NOC of Cyprus becomes partner of the office

The Belgian NOC becomes partner of the office

ASOIF becomes partner of the office

The NOC Poland becomes partner to the office

IBU becomes partner to the office, bringing the total number of partners to 31 !

 

 

 

 

 

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