ESHCC joins MOOI in Movement project for research and innovation in sport and exercise

Girls playing football

We are excited to announce that ESHCC is part of one of two consortia that were awarded funding in the first subsidy round of the MOOI in Movement programme of ZonMw. With this project we aim to achieve more and better exercise for young children and a safe sports environment for (youth) elite athletes. ZonMw programmes and funds research and innovation in health, healthcare and well-being, encourages the use of this knowledge and highlights knowledge needs.

Safer and more inclusive spaces

Led by Froukje Smits (Hogeschool Utrecht), the project will investigate how elite sports organisations can make the cultural transition to become safer and more inclusive spaces. Prof. dr Jacco van Sterkenburg is a co-applicant in the project on behalf of ESHCC. With partner organizations, his team will attend to the element of diversity and inclusion in E-sports, in particular. They will cooperate, for example, with Erasmus Esports and other main e-sport organizations such as Team Liquid and Branchevereniging Esports Nederland (BEN). Another important element of the research project will be to explore and intervene in (Dutch) elite sports culture with the aim to create a safer environment in which the athlete is more central. 

Coach with children

An inviting sports culture

In the so-called ‘ROCIES’ project, scientific knowledge forms the basis for an integrated bottom-up approach. It means, amongst other things, that different actors within e-sports and elite sports are invited to play a physical ‘serious game’ to explore existing and future practices, in order to develop an inviting sports culture. 

Besides Hogeschool Utrecht and Erasmus University, the project is a cooperation between various other organizations as well such as Knowledge Centre for Sport & Physical Activity, Amsterdam UMC, MBO College Hilversum (E-sports department), Mulier InstituutTeamNLKNVBTeam LiquidErasmus EsportsDutch GymnasticsMartificBranchevereniging Esports Nederland (BEN).

Read more information here (in Dutch)


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