An affiliated association or academy is an educational institution that operates independently, but also has a formal collaborative agreement with another, usually larger institution that may have some level of control or influence over its academic policies, standards or programs. Academy is affiliated with the International Association of Sports Science and Technology in Vienna, Austria. The Association was established in Vienna, Austria in 2014. The association's scientific council was formed from an international group of experts and researchers in the field of sports and fitness sciences. The association primarily aims to promote the role of science in the development of sports and concepts of health and fitness.
EuropeActive is over 21 years old and registered in Belgium as a not-for-profit organization. EuropeActive is working at EU level to make more Europeans, more active, more often. Proactively follows EU policies and legislation to represent member and stakeholders interests with the main EU institutions, OECD and WHO. The sector serves, over 64 million consumers, generates 28.2 billion euro in revenues and consists of 64,000 facilities. With the aim to get more people, more active, more often.
European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS)
Launched in 2007, the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector. EREPS recognizes the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively. The EREPS Programme: Provides an independent registration process (sometimes called a “license to practice”) for exercise professionals across Europe which is clearly understandable for operators and consumers; Provides a public register with members published on a website directory; Requires member adherence to an EREPS Code of Ethical Practice defining the rights, responsibilities and principles of being an exercise professional; Supports the professional needs of its members in the interests of professionalizing the European fitness sector
Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)
The EREPS Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) is designed to support its members wishing to progress and thrive within their sector of professional practice. A commitment to lifelong learning or continued professional development can be seen as having a number of purposes: - keeping up-to-date to ensure safe practice - improving and broadening knowledge and skills - developing personal qualities necessary to execute professional and technical duties EREPS members may attend formal training courses, workshops, engage in online learning, attend industry events or conferences or, read relevant books, journals and articles. Lifelong learning covers all these learning inputs.