Workshop Chair / Presenters

Professor Veerle De Bosscher

Associate Professor department of Sports Policy & Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)



Veerle De Bosscher is an associate professor at the department of Sports Policy and Management at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium and was a guest professor at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Her research expertise is in the area of elite sport, sport development, sport policy and management, youth sport, effectiveness, benchmarking and competitiveness. She has published 11 books (e.g. the Global Sporting Arms Race; Managing high performance Sport), wrote more than 70 refereed articles, has delivered over 130 presentations and was invited as a keynote speaker at over 50 conferences around the world. She is leading a worldwide international network on high performance sport and (elite) sport policy systems, called SPLISS (Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success), which was also the subject of her PhD in 2007. Veerle is co-editor of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (IJSPP), board member of the European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ), the European Association of Sport Management (EASM) and the Steering Committee of elite sport in Belgium (Flanders). Over the past years she was a consultant in several organisations worldwide.

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