The idea to create a European Network of Young Specialists in Sports Psychology
was born in July 1999 on the occasion of the 10th European Congress of Sports
Psychology in Prague (Czech Republic). However, ENYSSP as an organization was
founded four years later, in July 2003 at the 11th European Congress on Sports
Psychology in Copenhagen (Denmark). Since the official foundation of ENYSSP five
different Management Councils have been in place which were led by presidents
Xavier Sanchez (ESP), Caroline Jannes (BEL), Fredrik Weibull (SWE), Peter
Schneider (USA), and the current president Grzegorz Więcław (POL). ENYSSP is
legalized as an international non-profit association according to EU Law.
The European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology is an altruistic association and pursues non-profit goals of public interest.
The aims of ENYSSP are to give support in education, research, professional practice and service delivery to young people with official qualification or an interest in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Within ENYSSP the young specialists are given a possibility to engage in an active role within the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
To achieve these aims we pursue the following objectives:
To coordinate European links between young researchers, educators and professional practitioners.
To promote and facilitate a cross-national cooperation for research, education and applied work in SEP.
To encourage young researchers and professionals in SEP to enhance the quality of their work.
To disseminate Sport and Exercise related information.
To support the development and standardisation of official degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology within Europe.
To promote SEP in sport and exercise governing bodies, sport federations and clubs, health and rehabilitation centres, etc.