STARTING 11 | The first European Dual Career Toolkit

How do you provide essential tools and implementation support for dual career services within sport, education and labour market organisations?

Dual career programmes depend on the quality of implementation at professional levels close to the athlete. However, according to the European Comission, more than one third of the EU member states self-rate their status and development of support arrangements as negative. There is a strong demand for better quality services that support high-level athletes in their career path. This is where the EU-funded project STARTING 11 comes into play.

Co-designed with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the Europe-wide dual career consultancy TW1N, STARTING 11 aims to stimulate dual career practice in the EU. In a multi-disciplinary approach, expert partners from 7 European countries create a broad set of tools for various areas of athlete support targeting dual career service providers in sport, education and the labour market.

Digital Society School know-how has teamed up with the STARTING 11 expertise and ambition to power much needed transformation. We are interconnecting experts across cultures, disciplines and nationalities in a truly pan-European effort. We’re working together with top minds in:

  •  Learning experience
  •  Education development
  •  Service & UX design
  •  Communication & Information technology
  •  Sports management
  •  Dual career
  •  Policy
  •  Storytelling & moving image production

We expect to launch soon, but in the meantime you can keep an eye on the progress at: or…


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