Gazi University is one of the largest universities in Turkey of which its foundation dates back to the foundation of the Turkish Republic. Teacher Training Institute founded in 1926 as the first Teacher Training Institute is then named under Gazi University in 1982. After its foundation the university developed rapidly and today GU has 21 faculties, 5 schools of higher education including the higher school of physical education and sports, 11 vocational higher schools and 7 graduate schools that actively carry out their educational activities. Since Turkey's involvement in European Education and Youth Programmes, it has actively involved in several projects as applicant coordinator and core partner. GU got Institutional Evaluation from EUA in 2007 and is the member of international mobility program of Campus Europe since 2008. It is one of the largest universities in Turkey in terms of the quantity of the students.
Project Coordinator: Prof. Dr. H. Güçlü YAVUZCAN (,

Institut National du Sport de l'Expertise et de la Performance – INSEP (FR)

The INSEP assures, in contact with the different sports federations, the training and the preparation of high-level sportspersons and implements the "dual career" consisting in combining sports performance with school, university and professional success of sportspeople. It favors through its expertise, the circulation of efficient methods and contributes to the pooling of resources within a national network dedicated to high-level sports. It participates in the initial and continuous training of the players in the development of sports. It contributes to programmes in scientific, medical and technological research. It delivers programme titles and national diplomas and organizes competitions for civil servants in the coaching domain. 800 top athletes, from 26 Olympic Sports present at the INSEP, train and study daily in the INSEP. Approximately 300 managers from the Sports Ministry come for training courses as part of their in-service training.
Contact Person: Sandra BESGROVE (

Magyar Edzök Tarsasaga – MET (HU)

The Hungarian Coaching Association (MET) was established in 1993 as a national professional representation organisation for coaches in Hungary. The main goal of MET is to provide professional, technical, legal and infrastructural services for their members, to represent its membership in a social dialogue on issues of all kinds. HCA advises the government in regard to all areas related to coaching, coach education and continuing professional development of coaches. Its magazine Magyar Edzo (Hungarian Coach) is published four times a year as a forum for the latest development and research in coaching and coach education. MET also runs a regular national conference series for coaches and a bi-annual Congress. HCA works closely with all national sport organisations, federations and institutions. HCA has been an active member of the International Council for Coach Education since 2004 and participates regularly in the international programmes, projects and events.
Contact Person: Ladislav Petroviç (

Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung GmbH – ISOB (DE)

ISOB is a private research and development institution, founded 1990; 2003 it was founded as a limited company (ISOB GmbH). Fields of work: organizational development of enterprises, public sector and third sector (non-profit organizations); HRD and vocational training in enterprises and in training institutions; labour-market research; evaluation and quality assurance of projects; practical development work with enterprises and training institutions are accompanied by scientific consultancy and formative evaluation of the project processes.
Numerous working activities in relation to the European Commission in Brussels: ISOB was involved in the technical assistance office for the ADAPT-initiative in Brussels; various European studies on regional development, industrial change and quality assurance in vocational training. ISOB has been guiding projects on training consultancy in various projects, among them the project “Unionists as catalysts of Life Long Learning” (ESF Romania).
Contact Person: Alexander Krauss (


CAPDM spun out of Heriot-Watt University in 1996, but were the internal development team who designed, built and project managed the highly successful on-line MBA – and we still do all the content management and production work on this programme to this day. This programme is the biggest and arguably the most successful implementation of large scale on-line distance learning in the UK, if not Europe. We developed an explicit knowledge management strategy for the university to develop, build and exploit its learning assets, employing ISO standards (SGML & XML) for developing formal information architectures. Our areas of strength are in XML and web technologies, but also in most contemporary e-learning designs, technologies and methodologies. Having designed and delivered a number of on-line programmes that earn 7 figure annual incomes (GBP £) for clients, we have long experience of developing on a grand scale.
Contact Person: Ken Currie (

Ankara Gençlik Hizmetleri Spor Kulübü – ANGES (TR)

Founded in 2012, ANGES is the professional sports club that is primarily supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in order to develop sports activities throughout its region. A total of 23 sports disciplines have been committed for the registration of the sports club. It has already involved several sportsman, coaches and managers within the different sports disciplines. Among these sports disciplines, assertive fields were determined as athletics, swimming and taekwondo. It uses the all facilities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ankara for the growth of its activities contribute to the development of Turkish sports through participating in various sports organisations. Its athletics branch has several coaches and athletes who have won several successes in their previous career. ANGES has been involved in a project funded by Ankara Development Agency in 2013 regarding the sportive education of the disabled children and young people.
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Hakkı TAŞTAN (

Türkiye Hentbol Federasyonu – THF (TR)

Founded in 1934, Turkish Handball Federation is the legal authority of Handball training and qualifications around the whole country. The THF focuses its strengths and invests its resources on the development of the sport of handball in general with the overall objective to optimise product placement on the competitive sporting market, delivering the delights of handball in the form of high-profile branded events. It has close cooperation with EHF (European Handball Federation) and IHF (International Handball Federation) in terms of open and pro-active cooperation for increasing the attractiveness of Handball through the country with suitable sponsorships. It has several committees for organising the sports qualifications and developing new strategies namely; central refree, foreign relations, technical education, health, beach handball, marketing and R&D.
Contact Person: Mustafa SERDAROĞLU (

TESS / The English Speaking Sportsworld

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Our Project Acronym is TENGSPORTS.

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Improving the Technical Language of English for Sports Coaches, Referees and Managers

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The first meeting of the TENG-SPORTS was held in Ankara on 5-6 December, 2013

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