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ENGSO Youth at the EASS Conference, 23-26 May, Bordeaux


EASS stands for the European Association for Sport Sociology. The European research body organised it’s annual conference in Bordeaux, France from 23 to 26 May. Academics and PhD students from the sport social science field gathered in Gascony’s capital in order to present their papers addressing a variety of topics from sport governance to gender perspectives of sport practice.

On the last day of the event the Young Researcher Award was handed over to Sarah Metcalfe, British PhD student of the School of Education, Durham University who won the competition with its research paper on young people’s attitude towards gender stereotyping in sport. She was awarded with 500 euro, while the second best paper from Annabelle Caprais (University of Bordeaux) received the Honourable Mention prize worth of 250 euro.

ENGSO Youth as the unique sponsor of the Young Researcher Award was also introduced to over 100 participants of the conference. Bence Garamvölgyi, Committee Member spoke about the key mission of ENGSO Youth and the last edition of the European Youth Sport Forum was also highlighted. A number of young researchers expressed their interest to taking part in the future activities of the organisation. Representatives of EASS expressed their interest in further strengthening the cooperation between the two entities within the possible framework of future projects.



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